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John Byrne
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Posted: 14 June 2011 at 5:30am | IP Logged | 1  

So, the cat is out of the bag -- and a very cool cat he is. At least, I hope you will think so.

As mentioned in another thread, after being announced by IDW, my new ongoing series is COLD WAR, recounting the adventures of a former MI6 agent who now accepts the occasional "contract" from his former bosses in Her Majesty's Secret Service. Of course, Swann knows that if it gets to the point his former bosses feel they need his help, the ship must have really hit the sand!

Altho set in the early days of the Cold War, this is NOT going to be a history book. I am playing quite freely with the order in which things happened in the real world. And I will not be tying Swann's exploits to any specific year or sequence of years. Those with an awareness of the history of this period may spot a few landmarks -- one in most particular plays an important part as a sub-thread to my overall tale -- but no reason to start checking the History Channel in order to be able to follow what's going on in this series!

Here's a sneekpeek at Page One:

(In case you're wondering, none of those appearing on that page are Swann!)

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Flavio Sapha
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Interesting! Creator-owned? Did you come up with Swann recently?
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Leigh DJ Hunt
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So can you give us a broader hint as to the genre JB? Is it pure spy/thriller type stuff or something a bit more quirky?

I'll of course be buying it whatever.

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Ronald Joseph
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Beautiful! Love the details in the architecture. 

You're still "the one to beat" and always will be to me!   

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John Byrne
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So can you give us a broader hint as to the genre JB? Is it pure spy/thriller type stuff or something a bit more quirky?

Wait and see.

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Did you come up with Swann recently?

Very recently. This may be the shortest "gestation period" of any book I have worked on.

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David Henriot
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Posted: 14 June 2011 at 5:56am | IP Logged | 7  

Sound great ! I especially always loved spy stories (hey, why use a former Mi6 guy if it's not gonna have secrets, and murders, and spys, and hideout, and sexy spy-women ??)

 

JB, can we expect to see this in 2011 ?

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Well, this goes immediately to the top of my must buy list.
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William Roberge
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Outstanding!

JB, are you going try to come at this project from a different point artistically, because of the story's cold war era time frame?

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Wallace Sellars
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"Happy happy joy joy..."
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Michael Arndt
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Great sneek peak and happy to see another series by JB.

VERY HAPPY!!:)

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As much as I love your superhero work, I must say this news of your new series has my mind buzzing with interest and put quite a "cheshire" grin on my face

By the way, very nice establishing shot in panel one of the sneak peek.


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