I’ve recently been sharing my thoughts on the future of the Fire Angel Universe now that I’m coming closer to writing the final book of the Scorched Earth trilogy and what lies beyond that. I’ve spoken about the legacy of characters and the need to create new characters to be new heroes, as opposed to simply taking over an old hero identity to keep that identity alive. I’ve also discussed the resetting of the status quo, rather than allowing time to move forward and allowing characters to grow and age.
The next topic I’d like to discuss is one comic fans know quite well: The revolving door of death, where characters who have died come back to life. It has come to a point now where death hardly means anything in comics anymore, which takes away the gravity and the lasting consequences of the situation. Fans no longer care when characters die, as it’s automatically assumed that they will eventually return, which they quite often do. This, like the resetting of the status quo, prevents actual change in stories if a dead character is going to return and resume their role and once again everything is reset.
In short, when I started the Fire Angel Universe one of the first rules I set for myself, much like other superhero novel authors that I’ve heard of, is that dead is dead in the Fire Angel Universe. Prepare yourselves!