I get an e-mail asking me if I can find out whatever happened to the Black Mask Comics series Transference. I remember that… but I have no idea. So I thought I’d go take a look. Transference was a monthly comic book series that stretched the definition. By Michael Moreci, Ron Salas and Tamra Bonvillain, it was a sci-fi spy story. The original PR said,
Transference is a spy story that breaks all the rules, a time travel story with a twist, and one of the most exciting comics coming to shelves this year. Colton Moss and his elite team of special agents run counter-terrorism operations utilizing a secret form of time travel technology called “transference,” which enables them to send their consciousnesses back in time – but, when Colton’s past is altered to reshape his life in the present, he discovers this technology isn’t as exclusive as he thought. Now Colton must prevent a large-scale insurgency in the U.S. – and do so in the transference-past, where a terrorist’s consciousness could be in any body, so everybody is a potential suspect.
The first issue was late to comic stores, solicited for June 2015, it came out in July. But issue 2 come along at a lickety spit in August, And then…nothing. Not in comic book stores anyway. And people have been asking.
— Michael Moreci (@MichaelMoreci) January 7, 2016
— Michael Moreci (@MichaelMoreci) February 26, 2016
@novavandorwolf Haha, hey Jenna! So, Transference. I truly hope we can finish. The next two issues are done…just waiting at the moment.
— Michael Moreci (@MichaelMoreci) March 31, 2016
And now, Diamond Comic Distributors has just issued cancellation notices, two years later for issues #3, #4 and #5.
Except… the issues are out there. Just not through Diamond. Or ComiXology, it only has #1 and #2.
But on the Black Mask website you can buy issues 3 and 4 digitally, #4 with new artists Toni Fejzula and K. Michael Russell. And the final issue #5? Available digitally in script form for 99 cents – who needs an artist?
I guess this is one solution. Not sure if it will satisfy the people who got in touch. Unless the delay is all part of the time travel plotline leaking over into real life…
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Ron Salas
Hardy makes a shocking revelation; Colton and his team get their first lead to tracking down Fasad.
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Ron Salas (now Toni Fejzula and K. Michael Russell)
Colton and Jordan make a shocking discovery about Hardy as their adversaries put the final pieces in place for a major attack on U.S. soil.
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Ron Salas (now just a script by Moreci)
The past and present collide as Colton confronts the terrorists and tries to save his family. Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to the critically-acclaimed hit series.
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