There already are. And I haven’t made a big deal about it because I live in a world where it’s not a big deal. when it becomes a part of the story it will be part of the story.
Issue 2 of Longshot Comics: The Failed Promise of Bradley Gethers by Shane Simmons (SLG 1997).
I’ve talked about this in a couple of interviews but, yes, this is based on some real-life stuff.
10 years ago my wife had a serious allergic reaction to a medication that swelled her brain tissue and put her in a coma. she is fine now and has no recollection of this ever having happened.
she was in intensive care for a couple weeks, I was not allowed to visit, and I was told by the doctor that she had brain damage and was probably never going to wake up or recover. I was standing there with my little six-month-old baby and told to just go home and go about my day as there was nothing I could do but raise my daughter.
they literally gave me beeper like I was waiting for a table at PF Chang’s
my wife woke up, everything is fine, and nothing like that has ever happened again in all of these years. after it was over I discovered that I had, over the course of a few months, written a handful of ’ coma’ scenes in various books. I say ‘I have discovered’ it because I, in what I will be thinking about for the rest of my life, had no conscious recollection of writing any of them until the artwork came back.
only then did I go: oh my God, I guess I really needed an outlet.
on a side note, marvel comics informed me at the time not to worry about any of my books that they would go on hiatus if they had to rather than replace me and one day I came home and they had filled my house full of groceries without even asking me if I needed anything.
so when people ask me about my loyalty to joe quesada…