A search that may take ages
THE PULSE: Who do you think are some of the writers who helped define the character of Ray Palmer?Ho, I'll bet! And it makes for boredom after awhile if this is how things are going to go. Plus, I'm not sure if either of them is worthy of Donna. But if Marz isn't doing anything with Ray, and if this is going to take an epoch to finish up - and I wouldn't be surprised if that'll be the case - then I don't think I'm particularly eager to read about these 2-3 travelling around and possibly bickering.
MARZ: Obviously Gardner Fox was the guy who made Ray Palmer who he is. Other writers have handled Ray down through the years, but he's still to great extent the same character that Gardner established. I do have to admit to a real fondness for Jan Strnad's "Sword of the Atom" stuff as well.
THE PULSE: How does their past work influence the work you're doing now with the character?
MARZ: To tell you the truth, I'm not doing a great deal with Ray Palmer himself. My focus is really the characters who are searching for him, meaning Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Kyle Rayner. There's an interesting dynamic between the three of them -- Kyle and Jason barely tolerate each other, and they both have an eye for Donna. It makes for a prickly situation.
I should've known that this was going to be a trick to fleece people's money, and that's all the more reason why I'd advise against buying this Countdown joke.