Yes, the numbering jumps from #7 to #9 (for all of those paying attention to detail). There is a reason for that. It has to do with my next project, for which I want the number 8. Besides, according to reports, both DC Comics and Marvel Comics have done this recently, so why can’t I?

I’ve been dealing with tinnitus for as long as I can remember. I’m really not sure if I had it at birth, or I encountered a sudden loud noise (who hasn’t?) The biggest problem is that you never get silence. Ever. There is no cure for tinnitus, just coping mechanisms, like constant background sounds or going to bed when you are tired, not at a strict “bedtime”. I joke that being a gym teacher is the best job for me because the noise level is just loud enough to drown out the ringing.

Hope you enjoy the story!