A lengthy interview, which was conducted at Houston's Comicpalooza convention back in 2015, just made its way online. I'd forgotten all about it, so it was like having a piece of the past magically reappear. You can listen to it right here.
I'll be back at Comicpalooza in May. It's a great convention and I'm looking forward to it.
How's this for a question, some mainstream comic stories you think are under appreciated. Not written by you, and we'll say up until 2000?ReplyDelete
Doesn't have to be mind blowing, just stuff that you think that people may not talk about enough. Since the earliest would be 17 years ago, I assume it would just be what stuck in tour mind after all this time
First two that come to mind are Joe Casey & Tom Scioli's GODLAND and DeFalco's lengthy SPIDER-GIRL run.Delete
Godland IS great... even if teh end was less than I had hoped for. Especially given how long it took to come out. All in all I am happy with what it was.Delete
Of all the books that kicked off the current Image Renaissance, which I believe were Godland, Invincible, Walking Dead, Battle Hymn, and one other one I'm going to say Bomb Queen...even though I'm pretty sure it is wrong, I think Godland was teh bst.
Hpwever, I said ending ant 2000, and mainstream. Godland was a 2005 Image book.
Also, I was looking for specific stories not full series, but what ever. Still good look into your psyche.
I do suppose it is slightly my fault give that I wrote earliest instead of latest. I souuld really start proof reading before I hit publish, or type slower or something.
I'm probably not going to but I should.
I have a question; IN the new issue of X-Men Gold #1 the artist hid Quran based passages and they were far from nice. He even went so far as to draw Kitty Pride next to a sign that read 'jewelry' her head blocked part of the sign, I'll let you guess which letters.ReplyDelete
Anyway, being a writer you rely on the artist doing their part to convey the story. Have you ever had an artist throw you under the proverbial bus like that? It just seems like a huge violation of trust.
Just a question.
I've had artists go off the rails in terms of the story itself, but never injecting anything even remotely like that into a story. Nothing that could fit the "being thrown under the bus" scenario.Delete
I am glad to hear it. Last issue of Scooby was great. Can't believe it's been a year already. Went by fast.Delete
Glad you enjoyed it! Yeah, that was a fast year. But, then, it's been a fast THIRTY years since I started collaborating with Keith!Delete
And the whole time you've been doing it, was nothing more than attempt to acquire the statue of the Jade Monkey use it to receive unlimited power as you offer it up to the old gods on a blood moon.Delete
Oh... the roads life takes us to. You'll get that statue from Giffen one day Dematteis, and statue/power then be leveling cities one day.
I don't even know what kind of unspeakable acts got Giffen the statue.
Asf for the breach of trust issue, I believe that the writer, Marc Guggenheim, is Jewish. OF course a practicing Christian wouldn't be much better given the Easter eggs content. That kind of make it worse... at least in my opinion.
Of course, if you really have a problem with the children of Israel so much that you can't resist putting in such references, how ere American comics your end job.
That is all I'll say on that. X-Men Gold. I actually have a lot more questions bout the Jade Monkey, and your plans for it.
You'll have to ask Keith about that.Delete
The problem I have with listening to these interviews is I feel compelled to go buy all these books that I've never read, particularly: "Life and Times of Savior 28" and "The Defenders". I'm going to add them to my wish list for sure!ReplyDelete
I loved your Justice League Unlimited work, and one of my all time favorite episodes is "For the Man Who Has Everything". It was great to hear your stories about that episode, and the series in general. In my opinion though, the printed Moore work featured what I thought was the best ever appearance of Jason Todd during his time as Robin. It proved to me that his character was actually a good character, and that he just needed a good writer to flush him out.
I think that's true of all characters, George. I've always loved writing the more obscure characters, the ones that seem somehow "less than" the Big Icons. Gives me the freedom to dig my hooks into their psyches and, with luck, prove that ALL characters have the potential to be great characters.Delete
If you read SAVIOR 28 or DEFENDERS, let me know what you think!
DeFalco's SPIDER-GIRL run is criminally underrated.ReplyDelete
It is. Tom created an entire alternate Marvel Universe and peopled it with great characters. It should all be collected!Delete
It definitely should! It is available in its entirety on Marvel Unlimited and comixology has several of the issues and collections available as of this month.Delete
But they really need to re-issue the entire run in print as part of the EPIC line. A lot of the stuff you can only get in digest-size (and used). Most has been out of print since the early 2000s.
And while they're at it, maybe a certain run of Dr. Fate? Just saying!Delete
I wouldn't argue with that, Douglas!Delete