Special to DFG ONLINE!
DFG ONLINE! has learned that a new issue of Spy Comics may be in the works. The last issue published was issue #5, Winter 2008, which was the conclusion of the "Battle of the Invincibles." The cover and some artwork for #6 (originally slated for Spring 2009) has circulated on the internet for years, but the issue was never published. The new artwork appears to be from an all-new issue, presumably #7, and appears to feature a flash-back to Spy Comics #5 as well as an all-new sequence including detectives William Holden and Frank Bates, who have frequently provided comedy relief for the Invincibles team.
DFG Executive Chairman, Mrs. Sepultra Thunder, who was brought in a couple of years ago to restructure DFG operations, has been tight-lipped and refused to comment on the circulating artwork. DFG ONLINE! did manage to reach Todd Abbot, of Todd Abbot Studios, Inc., who has provided comic artwork packaging for DFG for many years to ask if he had a hand in the issue. "I have not had anything to do with this new artwork. If you look carefully you will see none of the Todd Abbot Studios touches, like the tops of heads in the bottoms of panels, or 'Joe boxes' in the corners of rooms. Quite frankly, I am very frustrated by this whole thing. Todd Abbot Studios has an exclusive contract with DFG Comics to provide comic artwork for all DFG titles. We were not asked to provide artwork for this new issue, and if this is the case it is a clear breach of contract."
But DFG production manager Frank Daniels provided some clarification: "Mr. Abbot is not technically correct. His contract with DFG ran out on Dec. 31, 2014. Now, I'm not saying there is a new issue of Spy Comics in the works, but if there were, DFG would not be bound to use the Todd Abbot Studio for such a project." Inside sources at DFG who do not wish to be named have told DFG ONLINE! that the reason DFG has not published any new work in the last five years is the result of a conflict with the Todd Abbot Studio and as a result DFG ceased publishing new comic book work and have put their efforts into other properties, including telecommunications and religious institutions. DFG was dissatisfied with the work of the Todd Abbot Studio but could not break the contract. Now that the contract has lapsed, we will likely see new comics coming at last from DFG.