Chris Samnee designs for the “original” Mlle Marie, from the Checkmate story “La Vie en Sang,” written by myself and erictrautmann.
I had always loved the idea that Mlle. Marie was a legacy character, with a history stretching back to the French Revolution, if not before; that her appearance/service in WWII was only one aspect of the character. I got to chase that down in this arc, at least a little bit, but not nearly as much as I wished I could.
At one point, I had actually written a proposal for a Vertigo Mlle. Marie series that would span the German occupation of France during WWII. The idea was…
…actually, I’m gonna hold onto that for a while longer. Who knows, Geoff Johns may call and ask if I have any ideas for a DC Comics series they could sell to HBO….