Part of yesterday’s “March Surprise” for DC Comics—confirmation that two popular writers were walking off their books due to editorial interference—was another odd fragment found lying around‚ the issue of Supergirl with one team listed on the cover (Mike Johnson and Mamud Asrar) while the actual contents were by the famous team of Frank Hannah and Robson Rocha. Some people have been questioning the actual existence of the hitherto unknown Hannah, suggesting he might be the new Alan Smithee—a pseudonym for a staff-written episode.
However we can confirm that Hannah is a real living, premiere-going person, and the Scottish writer of the well-received film THE COOLER. Although the drama behind the Supergirl situation has not yet been explained to Bleeding Cool, Hannah’s issue is but a one-off, although given the churn rate at DC, we might expect to see his name popping up again in the future. Expect the unexpected, that’s the motto.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.