Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I was wondering why the hell my Statcounter was jammed with Something Awful humans. And thank you, Waid. I never knew you said that. I owe you a big damn pint.
So here he is, off of Cully's Newsarama interview (which I assume was cleared with DC or there will be some screaming on the phones tomorrow ...)
For the Ted fans: I will remind everyone that I essentially got this job because Keith was amused at my idea that Ted's death was symptomatic of the DC editorial board suffering from serial child abuse. (and oddly, they have forgiven me. Nice folk) So ... I loved the Ted.
For the none-Ted fans: the book is indeed 99.99% Ted free. Something -- or rather nothing -- for everyone.
On the design: I have seen it in action during fight scenes, and it excels. Heh, Cully even designed a secondary silhouette that's quite spiffy, something that would ghost past most artists, but a.) he's frikkin' amazing and b.) that sort of detail is totally in the Silver Age/neo-Kirby vibe we're going for. One quick note is that as a writer, I was pretty insistent that the face be completely expressive. I bored Cully with ceaseless e-mails about how I wanted Spider-Man, not Iron Man. He complied wonderfully. This is just BB's "badass" face.
But to keep you abuzzin' and curious enough to buy the book, some hints and lies:
... what IS that on his back? And how come he looks different than BB I and BB II? Yet not completely different?
... some people are completely misunderstanding something the Giff said about Booster Gold.
... why, in the name of Ambush Bug's Sainted Ma, are we in El Paso?
Buy a couple issues and enjoy the fun.