You all remember that awesome animated Disney TV series, Gargoyles, right? Stone by day, warriors by night! Frozen in stone by a magic spell...well, anyways, in June 2006, almost 10 years after the second season finale (which is the final episode considered canon by creator Greg Weisman) the first issue of a new ongoing Gargoyles comic series was released by SLG. The first two issues were a retelling of the third season premiere episode, which was altered from Greg's original script.
The third issue, released on March 28, 2007, was the first new story in the Gargoyles Universe in over 10 years.
The series is now awaiting its 8th issue, and has a spin-off, 6 issue miniseries, Gargoyles: Bad Guys awaiting its 2nd issue! Unfortunately, with the good, comes the bad. According to a recent post at Ask Greg, a website where fans can interact and ask questions, to be answered by Greg Weisman, Greg had this to say about the future of the comic series:
"Sales on the book have dropped with every issue, which is depressing enough in and of itself. But if the trend continues, then SLG will have no choice but to let the license go when it next comes up for renewal. We're still one of their best-selling books (if not THE best), but most SLG books don't come with a massive license fee draining money away. We should be good finishing out Clan-Building (i.e. issue #12) and Redemption (i.e. Bad Guys issue #6), but there's no guarantee we'll continue beyond that if sales don't pick up -- or at the very least level off."
So, there you have it. The purpose of this blog is to hopefully increase awareness of the comic, in hopes that more fans will buy the comic, which will hopefully mean that the comic's license will be renewed.
To the left is a drawing of Goliath done by the comic's pencil artist, David Hedgecock. To find out more about the comic, you can visit GargWiki, Ask Greg, SLG or the Gargoyles (SLG comic) page at Wikipedia.
To purchase the comics, you can go to Amazon.com, the SLG website, or TFAW.com.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn't also mention that Gargoyles Season One and Season Two, Volume One have both been released on DVD. However, due to the low sales of Season Two, Volume One, Disney currently has no plans to release Season Two, Volume Two. If you haven't purchased these great sets, you can get them here at Amazon. The more DVDs that are sold, the more likely it is that Disney will release Season Two, Volume Two!
So, with the good, comes the bad...but that doesn't mean we have to accept it. With the vast fandom surrounding the Gargoyles Universe, there is no reason for this comic to be in jeopardy. If every fan who attends the Gatherings (click the link for info if you don't know what this is) buys just one copy of each issue, that would be more than enough to ensure that our favorite winged warriors will be defending the night for years to come. Let's act now, before its too late.