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    Kickstarter Korner! Chatting With Dan Parent About DIE KITTY DIE! at FORCES OF GEEK


    You all know Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz even if you think you don’t! Dan and Fernando have been taking care of the Archie Comics characters for years now and this Kickstarter Korner is dedicated to their latest creator owned project,Die Kitty Die!

    By the time you read this on Wednesday, they’ve reached their goal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t contribute. On the contrary, the model for this Kickstarter is that the rewards get better as the stretch grows.

    Dan took the time to talk to us today about this very exciting new universe of characters and the world of Kitty Ravencraft, comic book hero and real life witch who is being hunted down by her greedy comic book publisher in Die Kitty Die!

    FOG!: Dan, congratulations on the funding, it looks like it is going pretty well so far!

    Dan Parent: Yeah, we’re at 71% (at time of interview) which is pretty good for our third day! We want to hit our goal but we want to go over because we are going to add more incentives, we’ll add pages to the book. The more money, the better the project gets.

    Tell those out there that don’t know, what is Die Kitty Die!?

    Die Kitty Die! is about a comic book character, who in our universe has been around for a long time and her sales are low. Her publisher asks, “What are we going to do to generate publicity or sales? We’ve got to kill her off”!

    In our world it’s a little different because in our world the characters are also real. So, they have to really bump her off. 

    Not just bump her off in the story, they really have to get rid of her.

    Things get a little more complicated because Kitty is a witch, so how do you kill a witch?



    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 25, 2015




    Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman: Secret Service) continues his own Golden Age comics history with Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 2 #1, recommended for fans of Mad Men, The Monkees and Batman ‘66. Read more over here. It’s the end of an era as Witchblade has a final issue after an impressive 27 year and 185 issue #1. Say so long to Sara Pezzini with this double size FINAL ISSUE. …Malcolm Dragon faces the most intense enemy of all - Marriage! Malcolm gets married in issue #209 of Savage Dragon. … Picks this week from



    Charles Shultz’ comic creation The Peanuts Movie hit the big screen earlier this month and Titan Comics has been releasing volumes all year to commemorate the occasion.

    Snoopy and the kids looked a lot different in the early strips, (Charlie Brown himself sometimes missing his signature zig-zag shirt) but the timeless humor of the daily and Sunday Peanuts comics can still resonate with children of all ages today.

    Titan Comics offered us a look at these modern day reprints of classic black and white Peanuts strips from the early days before Snoopy took on The Red Baron.

    Titan has the rights to reproduce favorites from my childhood, the Rinehart & Company (Holt, Rinehart & Winston) collected black and white paperbacks accumulated from yard sales or perhaps even my parent’s well spent youth.

    It had been years since I remembered even reading these books, and as an adult a new appreciation and nostalgia sets in.




    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 18, 2015




    Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service) tells the story of Huck #1 with Raphael Albuquerque (American Vampire). A small-town Huck does good deeds every day in this new twist on your typical super-hero story. Douglas Adam’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #5 wraps up like the mummies in the museum for issue #5. All-New, All-Different Jughead #2 from S3X Criminal Chip Zdarsky wages the war against Gym Class Heroes (no, not the band). … Picks this week from!




    FOG! Chats With Master of The Millarverse MARK MILLAR! at FORCES OF GEEK


    Superstar writer and undisputed Hollywood hitmaker Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman: Secret Service) took some time to talk with us about the continuation of his multigenerational superhero team Jupiter’s Legacy and the prequelJupiter’s Circle. 

    Jupiter’s Circle Volume 2 debuts later this month on November 25th, just as fans are reeling from his his Millarworld 2016 creative team announcements. Frank Quietly rejoins Mark for Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 2 next year.

    Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong) will takes over on Circle next year, and details of books with both Greg Capello and Jae Lee have yet to be announced. We’ll also see more volumes of Chrononauts and Hit-Girl. 2016 will be another great year for one of the most genuine fan and creator of super-hero comics we’ve ever spoken too.

    That’s a lot to keep up with, so follow #millarworld2016 on Twitter for more info, but join as we orbit Jupiter right now!

    FOG!: We’ve just finished the last issue of Book One of Jupiter’s Circle. Did you always know you were going to do the two books together, Jupiter’s Circle when you came up with Jupiter’s Legacy?

    Mark Millar: Not really, actually, no. For about two months before I started writing Jupiter’s Legacy, I stood in my office and I had all of these yellow post-it notes working out all the history of all the characters in the series because I was building like the Star Wars universe or the Lord of the Rings universe. It was a working body that needed to have everything connecting properly. 

    I just made a point of making sure I knew all of the back histories of everything. So I was like a crazy guy, I actually had all of these stories that no one would ever read as crazy as that sounds. I had yellow post-its in my office and even into the dining room and I worked out all the back stories for the parents and how everybody felt about each other.

    Then what I did was I connected it all and my agent said to me when Frank Quitely was taking a while for Volume Two, where we were stockpiling it, “Why don’t you write that story you have up on your wall”? 

    I said, “Yeah, I love that story”! And I had always wanted to do a period super-hero thing, something set in my favorite American era which is that Mad Men era, I feel its the beginning of the DC or Marvel Universe, the Silver Age. I just started putting it together.

    I think its the most fun I’ve ever had writing anything, it’s been so easy, I think because I’m so passionate about it. It’s everything I wanted to say about super-heroes.