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18th Oct 2013, 5:18 AM Minor corrections...

A minor mistake in the last blog post, regarding upoming issues...actually issue #11 will deal with the fallout of the 'Some Like It Hot Foundation' storyarc, with a pretty cool homage cover (to a pretty obscure issue of 'Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane')....issue #12 is the Phaedra and The Teen Cipher flashback issue (with major ties to the present and featuring a MAJOR new villain), while #13, fittingly, will include the Phantom Hitchhiker and ***SPOILER*** a certain deceased Lord of All Magic who happens to have a Black Heart. HOW, you askk--???

 

Please keep reading, and comment, should the mood strike you--which I sincerely hope happens.

 

-M

 

18th Oct 2013, 2:37 AM Sneak-peek at the cover to The Ill #11!

18th Oct 2013, 2:22 AM The Some Like It Hot Foundation is coming...

Hi, thanks for reading...hope it's entertaining. Issue #7 begins the four-issue Some Like It Hot Foundation arc--the first arc, 'Peace On One Earth', introduced you to the heroes, now we will meet the villains.This will be a dark, horrific arc, lots of trouble for our heroes, lots of revelations about Inferno's past and his (and Millie's) connections to Mister Frigid. We'll say a permanent good-bye to a few characters, we'll see The Benefactor unleashed, we'll see someone get a power upgrade, and we'll witness a dark day in Freemantle as the city mourns. Read carefully, however--there is still MUCH more to come, and a lot of seeding and hint-giving will be going on (as it has in the past six issues). I'll go ahead and tell you now--Zed will be sitting this one out, regenerating the power he spent erasing Zayne from existence (who?), but he will be ever watching. And AFTER this, we'll travel to The Five Corners of the Earth! The Ill # 11 will be a special flashback to the days of Phaedra and the Teen Cipher, complete with an alternate 'retro' cover (and issue #12 features my favorite retro cover to date, as ***SPOILER*** encounters the Long Walker, the Eternal Highwayman, He Who Travels The Backroads Of Eternity...The Phantom Hitchhiker!

Stay with me, this all has a purpose and I'm just giving you individual puzzle pieces at the moment. The big picture will be seen soon, and those who have read carefully can see traces of the big picture NOW.It is my sworn duty to entertain you, and--in my little endangered corner of the Multiverse--to take you back to the things you loved about the comics of yesteryear.

 

-M

27th Aug 2013, 11:56 PM The Ill #5...

Hope you're enjoying it...just typed most of a nice comment about the backgrounds of some of the new cast members, but the good old laptop decided to backtrack several pages for no reason, and I lost it all. Oh, well.

Thanks for reading, stick with it...next issue addresses a few dangling threads from the past few issues and sets the stage for the coming of The Some Like It Hot Foundation. It will be quite awful and horrific. Stay tuned!

5th Aug 2013, 1:20 AM The Ill #4

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.

 

-M