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marc-sotkinI thought it might be interesting to use the blog to let all of you follow our progress as we take The Improbables from a mere notion to, hopefully, a show.

Back in September of 2015, a friend sent me a link to Kevin’s Super Golden Friends video. Like all of you, I thought it was hilarious. I sent Kevin an email telling him how much I enjoyed it. We started talking and decided that there was something funny about a group of older superheroes, that didn’t get the best super powers, and live together in Manhattan. We thought it would be interesting to develop the project as a graphic novel. That way we wouldn’t have to pitch the idea to anyone. We’d be free to create. I didn’t want to write alone so I enlisted Tracy Gamble to write with me. Tracy and I worked together for four years on The Golden Girls. He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with. I was thrilled when he came onboard.

While Kevin developed the characters, Tracy and I began by developing the rules for our superhero universe. We had to decide what feeble powers our heroes would possess. Where did they live? What were their day jobs? The work had begun.