Greg Rucka is doing something interesting over on Comic Bloc. In the Checkmate forum, posters notice that they’ve been “deputized” by someone claiming to be Checkmate’s White King’s Bishop, and then get notification of a special secret mission. That mission? Well, it may have something to do with Rucka’s Crime Bible miniseries, if this thread has anything to do with it:
You’ll recall that I recently submitted for review my personal analysis of the code and a proposed key to deciphering it. It appears that Montoya took a similar approach in decoding the numbers. While not definitive confirmation, the agreement of two investigators whose methods vary so widely is worth noting.
At the time we met, it was unclear whether my contact had shown the notebook to anyone else. However, it now appears that he has shown it to others and perhaps made additional copies in an attempt to find a buyer or buyers. I have since seen some of this material on the internet. He mentioned that he had already received a substantial bid from a news organization, but I suspect that that was another fabrication designed to create a fictitious bidding war. Having captured a substantial amount of data and knowing that Black Side was capable of obtaining this material should it prove to be legitimate, I made no offer but told him that I would need to consult with my superiors.
Of course, why make an offer when Douglas Wolk is offering some of the same information online for free…?
Despite Countdown, I do like it when artifacts that ought to belong to one world end up in another. Yesterday, Greg Rucka dropped off a document that had come into his possession while he was working on the Crime Bible miniseries (of which the second issue comes out Thursday): Montoya’s Moleskine, a bulging notebook that reminded me a bit of several Dennis Wheatley and J.G. Links volumes.
Expect to see more of this popping up across the internet over the next few weeks, I think…