Over across the pond this weekend is Mark Millar's Kapow comic con. We weren't sure if any news would be coming out of the show, but it looks like one items slipped through. As I woke up this morning and scrolled through my Twitter stream, I saw this tweet from Nick Spencer:
Now whenever we see a tweet like this, especially in the PM hours of a con, you really have to wonder if there's any truth to it. With no official announcement of anything, this could be chalked up to some creators having fun on Twitter in a pub. But every once in and while, news does break in this way, and when I later saw this confirmed via excitement by Marvel VP C.B. Cebulski (who is not attending Kapow), then I realized, this could be for reals.
And so it starts to look a new Cloak & Dagger series could really be on the way. Cloak & Dagger is another one of those B or C list characters with a long legacy of fans and cult status, but probably unable to keep a monthly series going due to lack of mass appeal. Over the past few years, we've only seen Cloak & Dagger sparingly, popping up in the pages of Runaways, in the background during Civil War, and then most recently in Dark X-Men. There was even an announcement in 2008 at the San Diego Comic Con that a 5 issue mini series penned by Val D'Orazio would be published, but that never happened.
For those who don't know who they are, Cloak & Dagger is a duo made up of Ty Johnson (Cloak) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger). Cloak has the power to access a dark dimension via his cloak, which allows him to absorb enemies as well as utilize it for transportation. Dagger, on the brighter side, can throw daggers of light. The team met as runaways and after getting powers, vowed to stick to the streets helping runaway kids and fight a war on Drug fueled crime.
With rumors swirling about a possible television show about Cloak & Dagger, it makes sense to think that Marvel would want to have a comic book in print well before that show even gets developed, so this could make a ton of sense. Plus, based on Spencer's recent work on Forgetless and Morning Glories, this could be a perfect fit for him as he settles into his Marvel exclusive. Whether or not this is an ongoing or a mini-series, time will tell. As Spencer tweeted, "More to come."