Every comic book fan knows Marc Guggenheim – as the groundbreaking showrunner of Arrow (which handed DC their biggest live-action win since The Dark Knight), the showrunner of the new Green Lantern series on HBOMax which totally won't be the movie again or as an acclaimed X-Men writer for over a decade, including creating some of your favorite young X-Men in, uh, Young X-Men. Now Guggenheim is returning to the world of creator-owned comics with The Last Flight Out, a new limited series in September from Dark Horse with the art team of Eduardo Ferigato and Marcelo Costa.
And with the first issue FOCing on Monday, it seems like a lot of comics top influencers have noticed, not unlike what we saw happen with Vault's Barbaric #1 from Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden… and we know how that turned out.First, we had interest from influencers like Simpleman's Comics who did a video interview with Guggenheim , a rarity reserved for only Simpleman's favorite comics; AKA Mr.Bolo dedicating nearly an entire column at Gary V's One37PM to why The Last Flight Out may be a hot book sooner than later and CBSI taking notice of the series too. But it isn't just collectors taking notice, as some of the bigger names in comics have been persudaded to pile the praise.
With The Last Flight Out #1 FOCing this Monday, August 16th, it looks like the series is gaining some serious steam and could be the next indie hit of the year, following in the footsteps of Radiant Black #1 from Kyle Higgins and Costa and Ultramega #1 from James Harren, both of which started to generate major buzz right before orders closed. We'll find out soon, if The Last Flight Out #1…sticks the landing (no apology for that) when the debut issue hits comic shops on Wednesday, September 8.
While you are waiting why not listen to "When Will This Virus End" recorded in lockdown a year ago, written by Marc, to judge his sense of mind… a pandemic parody to the tune of "When Will My Life Begin" from Tangled. Lyrics by Marc Guggenheim. Vocals by Laura Vecchione. Mixed by Arthur Blume.