Almost two years later...
Bill Black, out of the proverbial blue, emailed me yesterday. AC Comics is short product for next month, so after two years and no communication (mostly due to illness-related guilt and despair on my part), they're putting it out. After some minor touch-up and pacing correction, a real comic book will be available for sale online at their store next month, and I'm still not sure of the Diamond Solicit time-frame.
For those who know me, and have been supportive, and/or have heard about how Rick Olney attempted to sabotage this book--I'm sure you can only imagine how I must feel. I've loved this character since I was 12 years old, and saw him on the cover of Steranko's History of Comics--and this opportunity is the culmination a lifelong dream to both write and draw him,and have it seen by people. I'm looking at two months to complete issue two, and I'm gonna ask former Marvel embellisher Mark Stegbauer to ink, since we were already making plans for my Dark vs. Light series as a webcomic. Pleeze tell your friends, and I'll post the appropriate link to the store in my sig and on my Comicspace.
I'm gonna go be happy now.