Well, the last four episodes of Boomtown have come and gone. They were interesting to watch, because they showed signs of the show trying on different clothes, dressing up as other shows to see if it could save itself. The episode in which a long-dead body is discovered in a former frat house, for example, seemed like it was trying for the CSI route, while the one with Howard Hesseman as an aging film director accused of murder seems like it wanted to be a Law & Order-esque "ripped from the headlines" version of the Phil Spector case.
And yet, through all of this the basic Boomtowness came through. The concern for character and the signs of belief of some core of goodness in humanity were there. It died as it lived, folks.
In the wake of the exit of Boomtown, creator Graham Yost has admitted that he will miss moving forward with the characters storylines. And that makes me wish again that creators of quality, cult-favorite TV series would continue their works as graphic novels. While we’ve seen things like the continuation of My So-Called Life as a young-adult novel series, the thought of having the actual original writers continuing things in a visual medium is quite appealing. And while these shows may not be successful enough to carry a comic book series in parallel, if it gets known that the stories really do continue in comics form, that the great thing that people are missing is not truly dead, perhaps we could get just a couple percent of the show’s viewers to follow it to the comics. That would be a financial success. And Boomtown could make very good comics.