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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 6:43pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

i just saw that JB and Mignola's World of Krypton #1 will be a free giveaway tomorrow at comic stores to promote the new Krypton TV series.  
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Hopefully this means DC is officially acknowledging my contribution to the TV series.

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Wonder if DC has to pay JB and MM if they reprint their comic, but give it away for free?
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 8:49pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Last year Marvel sent me a check for $0.08. Maybe DC will send one for $0.00!
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 9:55pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Maybe DC will send one for $0.00!
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I get the distinct feeling that this is not the same thing as a blank check!
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Posted: 14 March 2018 at 6:18am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

JB -- hasn't DC been better about giving royalties than Marvel has, in general?
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Posted: 14 March 2018 at 6:23am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

JB -- hasn't DC been better about giving royalties than Marvel has, in general?

It's been weird. A few years ago Marvel sent me a big check for use of characters I'd created, yet the check DC sent me for SUICIDE SQUAD was bigger than anything I got for any of the X-Men movies.

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It's been weird. A few years ago Marvel sent me a big check for use of characters I'd created, yet the check DC sent me for SUICIDE SQUAD was bigger than anything I got for any of the X-Men movies.

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I guess the logic is that you were the first person to draw the Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller in particular. Of course, Waller in the movie doesn't look like Waller as you drew her. Like, at all.
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That's the third reprint of this comic within the last year!  The entire miniseries is included in the Superman: the Many Worlds of Krypton trade paperback this month.  The miniseries also was included (except the JB covers) in The DC Universe by Mike Mignola hardcover last year. 



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Since this picture kind of relates, I figured I'd share it here...

Jor-El and Lara by JB and Terry Austin.




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World of Krypton rolls off the tongue naturally (as does World of Smallville and World of Metropolis). I'm glad they were called that.

If they'd been called something else, well the content would still have been enjoyable, but something like World of Krypton sounds epic!


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World of Krypton rolls off the tongue naturally (as does World of Smallville and World of Metropolis). I'm glad they were called that.

Full disclosure: Although I liked WORLD OF KRYPTON as a title, WORLD OF SMALLVILLE and WORLD OF METROPOLIS just sounded silly to me. I'd have much preferred to see them play to the "theme" with "TOWN" and "CITY".

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Jor-El and Lara by JB and Terry Austin.

Terry's inking style is totally different from my own, yet the two of us together seemed to produce a whole that was greater than the sum of its parts.

There was only one place where the mesh didn't happen, and that was with Kirby Krackle. Terry's mechanical pen line was just not right for that effect, producing, as on the exploding planet, a kind of "crispy" effect that just didn't work, at least in my eyes. Kirby Krackle needs to be "blobbier".

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 7:37am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

...a kind of "crispy" effect... 
 
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Yes, I see that -- rather like wafers. It's impossible for me not to associate the look of this effect particularly with Phoenix.


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 John Byrne wrote:
Full disclosure: Although I liked WORLD OF KRYPTON as a title, WORLD OF SMALLVILLE and WORLD OF METROPOLIS just sounded silly to me. I'd have much preferred to see them play to the "theme" with "TOWN" and "CITY".

Somehow, WORLD OF SMALLVILLE rolls off the tongue naturally (in my humble opinion), but CITY OF METROPOLIS would have been great!
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I LOVED JB's WORLD OF KRYPTON when it first came out and time has done nothing to diminish that affection - in fact, it has become enhanced as I have come to appreciate Mike Mignola's artwork (which I did not at the time).  The story is so rich with drama and intrigue!!

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The story is so rich with drama and intrigue!!

When the series came out, Don Thompson, of THE COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE, reviewed it by saying something along the lines of "I thought Superman was getting this big reboot, but here were are back with the same old stuff."

I replied by saying I was sorry he found my incestuous clone murder story just so much same-old-same-old --- but I did wonder what he'd been reading!!

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Don Thompson was a nice guy, in my experience, but he had some very curious opinions.

As I recall he did like MAN OF STEEL. 
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Given how much I enjoyed those books, and forums are the place to be hypothetical, I'd have loved to have seen a "World of Gotham" series. 
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 8:43am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I'd have loved to have seen a "World of Gotham" series.

BATMAN: YEAR ONE kind of filled that role. Frank introduced so much "previously unseen" material.

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Although I have rallied against "Year One" tales as far as origins go (I think there are only so many ways to show Superman and Spider-Man's origins), I wouldn't mind some "World Of..." tales.

I'd like to have seen more of Murdock's law firm and the early beginnings of New Mexico's Gamma Base (maybe even pre-Banner). I realise that there may not be a demand for this.
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