MediSin #1

Aug. 2nd, 2017 11:04 pm
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"I always wondered where the super villains went after the battles to get patched up. They couldn’t just walk into a regular hospital or they’d be arrested for their crimes. They would clearly need an alternate form of medicine, something a bit unusual."

- Jeff Dyer

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Buzzkill #1

Jun. 7th, 2017 11:56 pm
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"A super hero who gets his powers and abilities from drinking and doing drugs. BUT something has happened to him, something big and super secret…He was put into a position where he had to get so "Powered up" (WASTED) that he blacked out, he awoke to hundreds dead and a city destroyed and on fire. Now he’s trying to get clean, he’s hung up the tights and is in 12 step. But just because you want to walk away doesn’t mean the villains are going to let you. It very literally becomes "Drink and Live….Stay sober and die."

- Donny Cates

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"The original inspiration was that I wanted to write about boredom. The killer to me is someone who is bored and unsatisfied and needs to somehow fill a hole in his life. As I developed the idea I saw a real opportunity to make superheroes vulnerable, so that became a big part of my writing as the story developed."

- Tony McDougall

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Black #1

Feb. 17th, 2017 03:34 pm
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"In a world that already hates and fears them -- what if only Black people had superpowers." - Black Mask Studios press release

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"This is something we’ve said prior, but this is in no way a commentary on comics. It’s not really meant to be a parody. We don’t have a replacement Batman because we can’t use Batman. We have characters who have a similar look or a similar story, but that’s on purpose. Like Rahal was trying to say, these are characters who have failed. It’s not always going to work out because the world already has a Batman, Night Knight, so your shtick isn’t going to work. There are already non-powered people with dead parents, so this isn’t going to work out for you, dude. What I love about having these superhero tropes in there is that it cuts down on the time that you need to explain stuff. As soon as you see Night Knight, we’re using that language to talk to our audience. They know what’s going on. And when you see our big Justice League/Avengers-type super-team, they’re on a moon base, and we don’t need to explain to you what they are. That kind of shorthand really helps get to the meat of the story."

- Donny Cates

"And jumping off of that, the reason I think you see all of this stuff is that we both just love comics. It’s not a parody, it’s a loving tribute. We have some direct, fun references to ‘90s comic books that aren’t a parody, we just think it’s cool."

- Eliot Rahal

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