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"He's got this interesting combination of arrogance and the vulnerability that comes from being trapped. He's charming in a deliberately human, capitalist, rather stuffy way, but with these hippy frills to that, as if this incarnation has deliberately grabbed hold of any and all camouflage. I love it when we see underneath that. I hate it when he's rude to perfectly kind and decent people. All these contradictions. But I intend to explore that using only the tools available at the time." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think he’s possibly the one who resonates the least with viewers of the new series. Can you imagine him meeting any of the modern Doctors and the arguments not being real, rather bitter? That’s not denigrating the show at that time, it’s just who the character is and how the world has changed. I’m sort of building a pipeline between eras without changing anything central to what the Pertwee era does." -- Paul Cornell

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"It has become clear that, for many real world figures of the time, the flirtation with Satanism had exactly the same depth as some of the more macho stars' flirtation with pretending to be gay. I love it when pretense hits reality head on, so as we say in the tag line: they thought they were "worshiping Satan," but they were actually worshiping Satan." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think to have Nine interact with the others would utterly ruin his story. How much extra hope could they give him? [...] I like the feeling of that one season, complete, without intrusions..." -- Paul Cornell

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"'Day of the Doctor' is a staggering work of genius plotting, so I didn’t want to be in the shadow of that, and instead went my own way." -- Paul Cornell

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"It’s at that specific point in time where satanism, where the occult, has a pop cultural fixation, which never is true again. Can you imagine these days Marvel publishing a comic called The Son of Satan? [...] Motherfather is that sort of band. Those members express a powerful interest in the occult and they are basically lying. Confronting that with the reality of the occult, the line I always come out with is, 'they like to say they’re worshipping the devil, only to find to their horror that they’re worshipping the devil.'" -- Paul Cornell

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"Ten: trying to get past Time War guilt by sprinting along in this friendly, man of the people, happy go lucky guise that keeps shooting himself in the foot, because it's all still there underneath. Eleven: the boy professor, not guilty or embarrassed about anything, keen to bridge the angry gap between Ten and... Twelve: he's done with guilt, he wants to fix things, and now he feels he has license to, and doesn't have to be a happy fun relatable manic pixie dream Doctor to do it." -- Paul Cornell

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'I think one is tempted to use the comics medium to give the series an infinite budget, and indeed, we do some of that, but I think there are ways of going too far with that that risk chucking the feeling of the series. "Doctor Who" has always been defined by its limitations, and is all the better for that.' -- Paul Cornell

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"It’s the only show where the intellectual is the hero and the monsters are the ones with the guns." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think both stories benefit from the separation. I did have a go at killing him, but my heart wasn't really in it, because it changed the theme of my story so much." -- Paul Cornell, on why he's not writing the upcoming DEATH OF...

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"I'm pleased to be finishing my 25-issue story about Wolverine in the way it was intended, without having to bend it out of shape because my bosses decided to kill him." -- Paul Cornell

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'In fact I remember when the Wolverine title first started decades ago, being in a comic shop and going "How on earth are they going to make that work?" Because he was the classic cool guy at the edge of the team that says one thing every few panels. Putting him at the centre of a book really didn’t seem to make much sense. I think this is a problem that lots of people have found. So I’ve sort of broken down that wall and got to the heart of him a bit.' -- Paul Cornell

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"I love how [Madripoor] became a repository for everything mad and exotic, a kind of summation of foreign parts. I've made it madder than ever, with geography and even speech breaking down, as a result of various science fictional things that have happened there." -- Paul Cornell

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"It’s sort of my midlife crisis played out through a superhero. I would never go this far because it sounds ridiculous, but I was thinking about him having prostate problems, because he’s got allergies, he’s got all of the awful small things that bedevil people. Almost every man before they are eighty will have some form of prostate trouble. I can’t think of anything more degrading and humiliating. The trouble is comic fans want their heroes to be invulnerable and strong, not have the weaknesses of flesh." -- Paul Cornell

Wolverine continues his undercover operation among small-time super-crooks...

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'Imagine this conversation: "So, what's your name?" "Logan." "And your first name?" "I prefer not to use it." "But if you did?" "It's James." And that's that. The fact that he doesn't go by his original name is meaningful, and we'll get into that. And for those people who think that "but if you did?" should be followed by "snikt," oh grow up...' - Paul Cornell

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"'We got Peter Parker back' reduces that enormous, lovely story. These are stories, not fact from an unreal world." -- Paul Cornell

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"I've been busily blocking some folk who reacted to Wolverine with great annoyance. The ones who were impolite, that is. . . . I remember my own fan rage, as a teenager, and how it was genuinely an expression of love. But one should grow out of it." -- Paul Cornell on Twitter, about the book's new direction

"Season 2" of Cornell's Wolverine run commences. [personal profile] kojiro already posted a few pages; here are three more.

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