March Interview Roundup

In recent weeks, a few new interviews have been appearing online, and I wanted to share some of those with you. From Masks to Deadpool to Magneto, there’s lots going on and an interview for every taste! Check them out!

Going to Hell and Back with HELLBREAK Writer (Multiversity) – Hellbreak #1 launches in just a couple of weeks! This interview will help you make ready for a descent into the underworld!

Gunfire, Tooth-and-Nail Combat, Elbow Grease, and Tough-as-Nails Soldiers: Cullen Bunn Breaks Down the Ingredients of HELLBREAK (Broken Frontier) – Another primer for the soldiers-in-Hell series!

Exclusive Interview with Cullen Bunn on HELLBREAK (The Frog Queen) – And one more HELLBREAK interview, because you SHOULD be buying this.

Cullen Bunn Uncovers the “Secret” of Secret Wars With Deadpool (CBR) – The newly announced limited series DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS features Deadpool invading the original Secret Wars story in a major way… and it is all in-continuity, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here I am, spilling some of the mysteries of the book!

Bunn Explains Magento’s Fight to Stave Off Marvel’s Last Days (CBR) – Over in Magneto, it’s the end of the world as we know it, and Magneto is not going gentle into that good night.

Cullen Bunn on Dynamite’s MASKS 2 (Westfield Comics Blog)  - A dozen masked heroes tackle a threat that spans three eras!

 

My "Rules" For Comic Scripting

When I’m writing comics, there are a few guidelines I try to follow. These are ideas I’ve pulled together while writing hundreds of scripts, reading great comics, reviewing scripts, and talking to artists and other writers. They aren’t hard and fast rules. I break ‘em all the time! But keeping them in mind helps me feel like I’m in control of my life.

I offer some of them now in hopes that you’ll find them useful in your own comic scripting endeavors. Maybe you’ll find them helpful. Maybe not. You might disagree with them completely! And that’s all right.

Followers of the Serpent

What follows (no pun intended) is the first piece of short fiction that I ever sold. I had been paid money to write before. My first paid writing gigs were articles for Fangoria and White Wolf Magazine. But this was the first time I’d been paid money for one of my short stories!

“Followers of the Serpent” was a Lovecraftian/western mash-up slated to appear in Eldritch Tales Magazine. The tale is an obvious homage to Joe R. Lansdale’s “Dead in the West,” a story I read (and still read) over and over again.

Hellbreak Pre-Order Form!

The first issue of my new ongoing series HELLBREAK comes out in March. It features wonderful art by Brian Churilla. The colors from Dave Stewart pop like nobody’s business. I think the story and characters are interesting (if I do say so myself). The first issue is extra-sized, and the book has a price tag of just $1 for the first issue, and there are some really amazing variant covers available.

But that’s not enough.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it is crucial that you pre-order this book if it seems like something you might be interested in trying. Pre-orders let the comic book retailer know that readers are interested in a title. It also tips them off that other readers might want to check the book out, too.  Heck, with so many books coming out each month, sometimes your pre-orders can be the first time a retailer even hears about a book!

And for only a dollar?  Why not give it a try?

To pre-order a book, all you have to do is give your comic book shop a call and tell them to place a copy of HELLBREAK #1 on hold for you. The order code they need is JAN151526.

But to make it even easier for you, I’ve included a handy-dandy order form. Just print it off, take it to your shop, and wait with baited breath for the first issue to hit the stands!

hellbreak pre-order

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