Thursday, June 25, 2015
6/25/1963 Created: The Destroyer is created
No, I lie. When they sent the manuscript (their only copy) to an agent the response was:
You wrote this like a series book and nobody published series books. What you really ought to do is end this book on a big note by killing off your main character. And the little (Asian ethic slur) too.
Eight years later Created: The Destroyer was published. There are currently 145 books in the series, and a second movie is being made. Murphy used to keep the letter from the agent hanging on the wall over his typewriter.