The Ill #4

5th Aug 2013, 1:20 AM

Four issues in, I hope you're enjoying it (as far as I'm concerned we're still watching previews, the actual film hasn't begun yet). I should tell you that many of the characters introduced so far are from my childhood, created to star in boxfulls (literally) of hand-made comics (8 pages of 8 1/2 x 11 typing paper, folded, stapled, drawn inblack Bic) written and drawn by me. Inferno, Mercury, Oneman, Lady Omega, even the aforementioned Murphy Mouse and Millie's cat, Cougar (we'll meet him soon). It's fun re-visiting these old childhood creations and re-imagining them for this series. Close friends of mine will recognize some of them, of course, and if I can track down one of those old comics from back then, I'll post some pages (I think a cousin has an 'issue' of Inferno). I mean, I drew TONS of these things, even killed charaters off and put them through a Crisis of their own around 1986 (I wonder what inspired me).

In this issue, #4, you'll meet some of the other heroes who populate this Earth, as well as a villain or two...things heat up quickly. Next issue we meet a few more key players, and look a little closer at some of the things we learned in this one...who are the other two survivors of the Benefactor's homeworld, and just HOW did they survive? Who is Oneman? What's the deal with Zed?

Stick with me, let me know what you think, and hold onto your seats, the ride is about to get wild.