That's an easy one. But without giving
too much away, let's just say I've still got the negatives,
Bogartyou know what I'm talking about. Just keep the
work coming and everything's gonna be cool!
Since Pantha has been a major player in
recent Vampirella books, I'd be pretty amazed if any self-respecting
Vampirella fan didn't read Pantha #1. Even for new readers,
I think this book will prove to be a great introduction
to the character. Also, regular Vampirella readers will
definitely want to keep up with Vampi's crucial adventures
that feature in the bonus back-stories that will run in
Are you kidding? Pantha, no sweatJosie
and the Pussycats are in a band, for God's sake! Take it
from one who knowseveryone in a band is a pussy in
the worst possible sense.
Erm, musical proficiency isn't really
a feline qualitytry stepping on your own moggie's
tail and see for yourself.
All the time, manbut the lithium's
finally beginning to kick in.
If I were to make a dating analogy, I
guess Vampi's really the kind of girl you could bring home
to meet the folks (maybe not your dad, though). As for Pantha:
bring her home and I think you could kiss that trust fund
goodbyeunless your dad happens to be Hugh Hefner.
Kubrick, huh? Do I infer an insinuation
regarding an unwholesome interest in under-age girls? I
don't want to spill too much here, but our new villainess
does bear more than a passing resemblance to one Norma Jean
Bakerexcept this time she's getting apocalyptic on
Well, even without the iconoclastic style,
genius and wit of Steven's and my script, I reckon Mark's
artwork would be recommendation enough for any comics fan
to buy this bookI can't praise him highly enough without
arousing the suspicion of more than a professional interest.
Cold showers? Thanks to my strict religious upbringing,
the merest mention of cold showers, regular beatings and
absurdly uncomfortable underwear is enough to turn me ongee,
I love it when you talk dirty, guys!
Obsessed with celebrities? Is Mark Chapman
a Beatles fan?!
There's a saying: patriotism is the last
refuge of a scoundrel. Take it from an expert, mythology
and history together constitute the first refuge of an unimaginative
hack. As to the second part of the question, it's merely
my innate sense of modesty and supreme self-confidence that
prevents me from shouting my genius from the rooftops.
Did I mention that's what I love about
working on this book, that sense of being really valued
and respected by the editorial team at Harris? (You haven't
forgotten what I said about the negatives already, have
you David? Hell hath no fury like an old hack scorned!)
"Spotted dick" is a, uh, rather
unfortunate social condition endemic within the UK. However,
such is the stiff-upper-lipped reserve still prevalent in
Merrie Olde Englande that most people still pretend it's
just a traditional British dessert. The real tragedy is
that while the rest of the world gets penicillin with their
"spotted dicks", we only get custard with ours.
That's why I'm donating all of my fee for Pantha #1 to the
campaign for British "Spotted Dick" research.
Once that's been conquered, I'll devoting all my philanthropic
endeavours to the eradication of an equally neglectedbut
no less excruciatingcondition: the dreaded "Toad
in the Hole" for which no known cure exists today!