Today marked the release of the final issue of The Fearless Defenders. I’m really sad to see this book go, but I’m really thrilled to have been a part of it. It was a strange, off-beat book. A lot of people didn’t get it (meaning, they didn’t understand what we were going for. A lot of people didn’t get it–as in they didn’t buy it–either). But that didn’t stop us telling stories that were unlike others on the shelf. It was an unapologetic super hero book with tongue firmly planted in cheek… and, yeah, the cast was all ladies.
I spent a little time speaking with Newsarama about the upcoming finale of THE FEARLESS DEFENDERS. Check out the interview here if you have the chance!
I’ll be talking more about this in the days to come, but rumor spread yesterday that FEARLESS DEFENDERS will not be returning to the shelves in January. Sadly, the rumors are true. Issue 12 will be the last for the series.
I can’t really describe how much this book… and these characters… meant to me. THE DEFENDERS have always been special for me. I just connected with the non-team and I’ve always wanted to write them. (In fact, I think it is common knowledge that one of my first Marvel minis, FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP was originally titled FEAR ITSELF: THE DEFENDERS.) Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to love Valkyrie as more than just a really bad ass girl with a sword. And this book was the first concept I brought to Marvel… or at least the first concept I brought to them that they jumped on. Read More
Issue 9 of THE FEARLESS DEFENDERS comes out this week! You should already be planning to rush to the comic book store and grabbing multiple copies of the issue. This time around, guest stars include, among others, Venom, Dr. Strange, Hercules, Werewolf By Night, Cannonball, X-Man, the Headmen, and the Enchantress! It’s going to be a crazy issue, sort of like a wild episode of Ranma 1/2, packed with dozens of characters interacting in various ways. In preparation for the issue’s release, I spent a few minutes talking to Newsarama about Super Dude-Bros, dance-offs, and complicated superheroic relationship issues. Give it a read! Read More
This week, I spoke with the team at the Fight For Comics podcast. We talked about THE SIXTH GUN, HELHEIM, FEARLESS DEFENDERS, VENOM, and cougar attacks aplenty! You should give it a listen when you have a chance! They are also giving away a copy of THE SIXTH GUN Vol. 1 as part of their trivia contest!