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Because iFanboy were raving about Royals: Masters of War I decided to give it a look. It's not quite World War 2.1, but it's still decent.

The year is 1940. As the Blitz destroys London and kills thousands, the Royal Family looks on. But in this world, the only people with special abilities are Royalty, and the purer the bloodline, the greater their abilities. So why don't they stop the carnage with their powers? A truce between the Earth's nobles has kept them out of our wars--until now. When England's Prince Henry can take no more and intervenes, will it stop the planet's suffering or take it to another level?

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It's just a short six issue mini from Vertigo that's a relatively quick read. Decent fun, but nothing spectacular.
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"Michael goes from being a bit of a douche-bag to the world’s biggest underdog. We didn’t want to shrink from his failings at the start of the story. He’s wrecked his marriage, rarely sees his son, drinks too much, lets his work colleague down. He’s Mr. Unreliable. You know those are all unlikable qualities. But then he gets his quest: get to Manhattan and rescue his son when the world around him has turned into a surreal war zone. And he alone has no powers. Suddenly he’s the hero and all the odds are stacked against him. Hopefully, that makes people root for him. And he grows as the story continues. He has an arc. He’s not the same guy by the end."

- Rob Williams


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"I’m big on theme being the controlling spine of a story. Here it’s ‘finding something extraordinary in the most ordinary person’, even if you can’t see that in your day to day surrounding. The title is something of a misnomer. Michael has to discover that he is far from ordinary. That plays into the narrative when it turns out that he being the sole human not affected by the plague means that he carries the cure somewhere inside him. But a lot of powerful people don’t want a cure, so suddenly Michael is hunted."

- Rob Williams


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"It came out of the raft of superhero movies and all the origin stories they tell. It struck me that they all had the same setup: ‘in an ordinary world one person becomes extraordinary.’ So the natural thing to do is to twist that: ‘in an extraordinary world, one person is ordinary.’ A plague gives everybody on the planet very disparate super powers, all apart from one guy. He’s the most ordinary man alive, and he was very ordinary in the first place. From there it’s a story about finding something extraordinary inside yourself."

- Rob Williams


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"When I pitched the book, one of the things I was most adamant about was that someone had to get it in the most simple way possible. Because it’s called “Suicide Squad.” There’s this thing called the promise of the premise. You have to pay that off. Initially, I just figured I’d kill off Captain Boomerang. I didn’t exactly have the highest regard for him as a character. But the longer I wrote him, I grew to genuinely love the guy..." - Rob Williams

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'I was told that Deadshot, Harley [Quinn] and [Captain] Boomerang were the core, and I had to use them. Apart from them, I was told I could have anyone I wanted out of the usual roster of the Suicide Squad. So we went through a few conversations and a few suggestions, a few characters were not back and it came together. No-one said, “you have to do the movie line-up” but we did talk about it and thought it might be a good idea.' - Rob Williams

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"Dearly beloved is doing a b/g rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation while she works. I now realise I see Doctor Who as basically Q-in-a-box." -- Si Spurrier

"The main challenge I find writing Smith is not to over-write him. He lends himself to train of thought dialogue. Things occurring to him in an instant. Jokes, ideas. He is almost too easy to write dialogue for, which is a problem in itself. You look at a page of script and there's a tonne of dialogue there, and it might be very good dialogue, but comics are a visual medium. If you have a page filled with voice balloons, it's going to be a dull-looking book." -- Rob Williams

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