Breaking: Frank Hannah is a real person

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Part of yesterday’s “March Surprise” for DC Comics—confirmation that two popular writers were walking off their books due to editorial interference—was another odd fragment found lying around‚ the issue of Supergirl with one team listed on the cover (Mike Johnson and Mamud Asrar) while the actual contents were by the famous team of Frank Hannah and Robson Rocha. Some people have been questioning the actual existence of the hitherto unknown Hannah, suggesting he might be the new Alan Smithee—a pseudonym for a staff-written episode.

However we can confirm that Hannah is a real living, premiere-going person, and the Scottish writer of the well-received film THE COOLER. Although the drama behind the Supergirl situation has not yet been explained to Bleeding Cool, Hannah’s issue is but a one-off, although given the churn rate at DC, we might expect to see his name popping up again in the future. Expect the unexpected, that’s the motto.
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Comments

  1. Steve says:

    ComicBook.com had this confirmed yesterday while other sites were still chasing their tails on it. A couple of people (including Troy Brownfield, occasional writer himself) suggested that it was probably this guy. Russ Burlingame did the crazy thing of actually checking with DC, who confirmed it. Imagine people checking sources.

    http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/03/20/supergirl-18-written-by-edgar-nominated-screenwriter/

  2. blacaucasian says:

    “Although the drama behind Supergirl situation has not yet been explained to Bleeding Cool, Hannah’s issue is but a one-off, although given the churn rate at DC, we might expect o see his name popping up again in the future.”

    This made me laugh out loud. Touche.

  3. Laurent says:

    Since this story seems to be about credit not given, you may want to set the record straight as one trip to IMDB will and know that Hannah shares credit for writing “The Cooler” with the film’s director Wayne Kramer. Therefore the term co-writer of “The Cooler” would be more apt.

  4. Frank’s a really nice guy and a good team player. Good luck to him.

  5. Frank Hannah says:

    Thanks Dave! Hope you’re well!

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