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What happens when you get to play with the toys and try to go with EPIC, while still holding true (but not following) continuity. We get to find out.

Aint It Cool News has the interview with Joe Casey and Tom Brennan about their upcoming Marvel project "Vengeance".


From the article:

MATT ADLER (MA): To begin, how would you sum up the central premise of VENGEANCE?

JOE CASEY (JC): Funny you should ask that, because I’ve been angling to do a mainstream Marvel book that really had no “central premise” for a change. I think superhero comic books get too caught up in all that literary shit. Do you think Stan and Jack and Steve were sitting around thinking about “central premises” in 1962? Hell, no! They were just thinking up cool shit and putting it out. Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Make mine Marvel!

MA: How was the idea for the series developed?

JC: Very oddly. It morphed a few times before it got to where it’s at now. Not to mention, a story this big, this sprawling, this epic…it tends to develop even as it’s moving along. There’s a bit in issue #2 that I just wrote that I had no idea would be there. But, in the context of this series, it made perfect sense to go that way. I’ll give you a hint… it involves Bullseye and Lady Bullseye and it’s a love scene. And it ain’t a flashback. Can I get an “Awww, yeah!” up in this hothouse?!


Nice to hear creative teams "swinging for the rafters" with odd characters.

And now to overload you with art from the mini-series.

First, the widescreen editions.
















I'll pic it up in trades, but I do love the art.

edit: And is it me or is Doom trying out for a Lady Gaga video?

Date: 2011-05-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
salinea: Balalaika is rendered speechless ("...")
From: [personal profile] salinea
"Funny you should ask that, because I’ve been angling to do a mainstream Marvel book that really had no “central premise” for a change. I think superhero comic books get too caught up in all that literary shit. Do you think Stan and Jack and Steve were sitting around thinking about “central premises” in 1962? Hell, no! They were just thinking up cool shit and putting it out. Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Make mine Marvel!"

wow, that's a remarkably stupid answer. And there I thought i'd read it and now he makes me rethink it...

Date: 2011-05-24 03:49 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
In regards to the "central premise" thing, I think there's a difference in Stan Lee saying, "What if Spider-Man was just an ordinary guy, but with super-powers?" and, "What if the super-hero team we wrote was an actual family instead of an organization?" back in 1962 and, say for instance, Matt Fraction needing three years and some change to tear down Iron Man based on some half-cocked notion of writing a mature, deconstructive science fiction story about the dawn of battery powered cars set within the MU.

Knowing what bits I know of Joe Casey, I suspect he's being a bit melodramatic for the sake of showmanship, but I tend to agree with him that today's comics take themselves far too seriously at the expense of celebrating their innate crackiness.

Date: 2011-05-24 04:47 pm (UTC)
salinea: (meh)
From: [personal profile] salinea
I suspect he's being a bit melodramatic for the sake of showmanship
That does not make me feel more inclined to read it either.

Date: 2011-05-24 04:03 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
He's obviously joking. He states the central premise later on in the interview.

Date: 2011-05-24 04:49 pm (UTC)
salinea: (huh.)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Okay, i'll blame the OP's choice of quote then ^_^ (oh who am I kidding i'm gonna read it anyway cuz Magneto, but still.)

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