Yesterday I shared a panel from Teen Titans Spotlight, #10, published in the spring of 1987. The letter column in that magazine included this missive from a fan angling for DC Comics to publish stories from, well, people like him. The reply in italics came from editor Mike Gold.
Marv Wolfman was starting to suffer from writer’s block, even as the need for monthly Titans stories was expanding. But with its small staff, tight deadlines, and universe-wide storytelling, DC couldn’t open the transom to just anyone.
Whatever happened to young Barry Lyga from Maryland, with his naive (but shared) vision of fans writing superhero stories? How did his submissions fare? Did he ever break into the comics business or get his stories published? Oh, yeah.