Jon Sable Freelance continuity
Promoting a question from the comments on the latest installment of Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden, Lee Houston Jr. writes:
Okay… as usual great Mike Grell story and art, but it leaves me scratching my head because sadly I do not remember when this first appeared. When and how do Ashes of Eden and his guest appearance in Shaman’s Tears fit into the overall Jon Sable continuity?
As for continuity — let’s see if I have this straight:
- First’s Jon Sable Freelance, currently being reprinted by IDW in handsome trade editions (and in some cases, uncensored).
- Then Shaman’s Tears, which spins off into Bar Sinister, both available to read for free here on ComicMix.
- Then the recent JSF IDW series, Bloodtrail, also available in lovely trade paperback.
- And now the new storyline, Ashes of Eden, available to read for free here on ComicMix
Since everybody asks, Marv Wolfman’s Sable series, while exceptional in many regards, is not part of Mike Grell’s continuity. Think of it as existing on Earth Sable2, if you must. Perhaps we can get Marv to write a story combining the two earths — no, because then someone else will come along and mess it up in 2017.
Besides, Marv’s Munden’s Bar story comes first.
Glenn Hauman is associate editor of Jon Sable Freelance: Bloodtrail, Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden (which he also colors), and of the IDW Sable reprints. He’s also production director of ComicMix, has had the thankless job of putting up with editor Mike Gold for about a decade (hey, thank you, Glenn!) and spends his spare time writing Star Trek stories and roaming the streets of eastern New Jersey.