Y’know, Soviet Sam is not one of those characters I really ever planned on adding to the cast. He was introduced in the Society of Heroes origin story as an atypical, regretful villain. His instant horror at having killed in the midst of battle was something I’d never seen before, so I thought it would be interesting to try it out. I didn’t expect him to resonate so much with readers, but when he did I saw an opportunity to bring him into the present continuity.

And I’m so glad I did. As it turns out, I have a lot to say with Soviet Sam. There’s what’s going on right now, sure, but also what’s ahead. It’s through Sam that in the next chapter we’re finally going to explore what happened during the missing year (I bet you all thought I’d forgotten about that), at least a little. You’ll find out how Sam lost the eye, but there’s so much more to it. I’m excited to get to that stuff, finally.

See you on Wednesday with 719 – It’s Easy When You Know How!