Scottie Young’s X-Men #1 variant.
notofthisworldcomics asked: You didn't know Cyclops and Wolverine had opposing factions in the X-Men Universe did you? You don't bother to read the other X-books do you? What did you gain from twisting around probably a fifteen year old boy's words,who if common conceptions about comic fans are true struggles not to embrace himself around girls, by throwing him to the wolves? Have you ever said an honest word to a women in your life?
The leap to get to that last question still baffles me, hours after I first read this.
dreamtank asked: Brian! Huge fan with all the DMZ books but what extras does the new DMZ collection book contain can you reveal anything? Is it worth it? Much Love
Still putting it together, but as much stuff as we can possibly scrounge up, including material (I hope) from the dmzthecomic.com project, and my original pitches.
Ultimate Armor, by Mahmud Asrar and Juan Vlasco
This popped up on Amazon. Collects #1-12 of the series, in hardcover, loads of extras, for $30US.
Found while wandering. I neither posted nor replied, just passing it along.
X-Men #1, Olivier Coipel.
Sorry for the last minute-ness of this, but I only now got my times for everything.
I have a table, its number O18, right next to Ryan Kelly, as it turns out. I have a SMALL selection of books to sell, including a bunch of sold out Star Wars and its variants. Anything I make from those goes to the Red Cross.
3-4pm - Signing at Marvel w/ Olivier Coipel (!)
12:15-1:15pm - Spotlight Panel, room W471
2pm - Signing at Dark Horse
5:15-6:15pm - Dark Horse panel, room W471
12:45pm-1:45pm - Marvel Comics room W474
I should be at my table most other times. Or if I’m not, I’m just off doing press or having a quick meeting and will be back shortly. See you there!
landariu asked: On "Vag and Dong and homophobia" I feel that your answer to that question might have been an over-reaction, based on your bad experiences with questions *like* that. The kid was honestly asking you were they stood on the 'mutant situation' which does have two camps, led by men, yeah, but heavily supported by other women, like Emma and Kitty, he wasn't being male centric with his question, he just wanted to get an idea about where the book stands on the on going split of the X-men.
I honestly feel like I answered the question.
zhurenaissance asked: I know people have probably been really hounding you about this kind of stuff but I just want to ask, is there a chance Frenzy will be in X-Men?
My stock answer to any question of roster change is now as follows: “No there absolutely zero chance in hell and beyond.” And then whatever happens will just happen.
So I did an “X-Position” interview, which is where readers on CBR, I believe, can ask me questions about my X-Books and I answer them in a column. This is possibly the 15th interview I’ve done about my upcoming X-Men relaunch and its a challenge each time to answer questions about a book no one’s seen, and without spoiling anything. I try and make it as interesting as possible. Then I get this question:
As for allegiances, while Kitty is firmly in camp Wolverine, can the same be said for the rest of the ladies? I know Rachel has been with Wolverine since returning from space, but she did briefly side with her dad during AvX. Psylocke also made it clear to Logan when he started the school that she wasn’t a teacher so she chose to be Cyke’s Utopia security (and events from the new Uncanny X-Men series showed her attempt at school life didn’t work!). Rogue’s another who seems, well, a rogue in that she may be with on the Uncanny Avenger team but she hasn’t exactly said she thinks Wolverine’s method is the right method. Since there’s still a camp Cyke and a camp Wolvie, do these ladies straddle the line or if push came to shove would they stand behind Wolverine’s approach to mutant life?
So there are some real answers I could give to this question, mostly variations of “I don’t know” or “I’m not thinking much about that” or “look at what’s already happening in the other books and see”. But not only are those boring answers, something else about this got a little under my skin. This long, involved question that was basically asking which of two guys are these six female X-Men going to align themselves with. So I answered THAT aspect of the question:
Is this whole question about which alpha dude these ladies will be standing by? And yes, that is both a question and an answer.
Sort of flip, a little tongue in cheek, but the frustration is real. Marvel approved the interview, the reaction from friends is all positive, but I did expect it to rile up a few people. I think, truly, this answer of mine is what a tiny minority of X-readers have been fearing all along, and finally I came clean with it. As one guy said to me today:
@brianwood Why are you so butthurt by people asking questions in regards to anyone without a vag in your comic? Man up, chuckles.
4/24/13 10:30 AM
“[This] attitude has been off putting since the cast was announced. I was very excited when the teaser came out, but between the cast and the interviews that followed, I’m completely turned off now. I’m not even sure I’ll check it out.”
“does this guy come off as an asshole or what? I get that you have your female team and I’ll likely check the book out. Although I can’t help but wonder why this guy is so butthurt by any question referring to someone with a dong?”
I honestly expected to get worse, and I might still. I DO get worse, but its usually from Conan fans, and for similar sort of sexist reasons. X-Men #1 can’t come out fast enough, and I’ll love to see if the reality matches up to the horrors in the heads of this subsection of readers.
I’m drawing 3 issues of Star Wars by @brianwood starting in July. Here’s my Darth Vader.