We’ve been too busy to get as excited about this as we should, bit it looks like Dynamic Forces’ long long delayed (it was first announced in 2004) AMERICAN FLAGG collection will finally be out this July. Howard Chaykin’s run ‘n’ gun, media saturated vision of the US ‘s future was great fun when it came out over 20 years ago, and we suspect it will still be fun now: Why all the delays? Chaykin explains in an interview.
Howard Chaykin: It was a jumping of the gun in the first place, which held the assumption that the material was more ready than it was. The situation really boiled down to the fact that the reproduction of stuff at that time is very different than it is today. The assumption was that it would be a mistake to publish, cold, that is, without doing a lot of clean-up work on it, to create a more beautiful facsimile, if you will. The assumption was that it would be easier to do that than it turned out to be.