it's no secret that mike and i really dug our time on sensational spider-man and dreamed of having the chance to do more with the web-slinger. as mike longed for those days from time to time, i told him that we should do a story that kinda revisits the characters and places we had been in a fun and sometimes funny way. it would feature our favorite guy, the looter, as he unknowingly led spidey to the four corners of the earth in search of, what else...?, the alleged twin to his beloved meteor.
okay, it's true that sometimes friends are so close that they laugh at stuff that other people just scratch their heads at, but we thought that the possibilities were hilarious.
when mike died, marvel editor nate cosby wanted to do something nice as a tribute to mike and contacted mike's fantastic four partners, mark waid and karl kesel to see what they could do. mark and karl felt that i should be involved (thanks, guys!) and, in thinking about what we could do, i pitched 'em this. it didn't take too long for us weave the fantastic four into the mix and it turned into a full-fledged romp, the three of us having a blast with this adventure, one, i can easily say, mike would be thrilled to see finally done!
mike and i called it "LOOTER'S QUEST" and it comes out in an upcoming issue of SPIDER-MAN FAMILY (i don't even know the number right now...) so order this baby up when you see it in your previews!
below is the rockin' cover by karl kesel!
color by paul mounts!
with the announcement of the perhapanauts jump over to image, i've been asked to do quite a few interviews lately--fortunately answering very different questions in each one. i recently did one with sergio lopez for the comic book gazette and here is the link for your kind perusal:
and here are the
answers to your
"five for friday"
1. what famous british televison series featured a younger, less acerbic hugh laurie?
well, I was thinking of "the black adder", but as so many of you pointed out "jeeves and wooster" i would guess that that counts as well.
2. who played cpl. radar o'reilly in the MOVIE version of mash?
gary burghoff--interesting note: one of gary's hands was smaller than the other--not deformed, just smaller--and the actor went to great lengths to minimize that hand's screen time. watch a few episodes and see him constatnly tucking that one hand away. and when you do...drink! : ) hi, bob!
3. what are the six categories in the original trivial pursuit?
art and literature--brown
science and nature--green
sports and leisure--orange
4. how many people have played dr. hannibal lecter?
5. name the back-up singers/bands--
a. smokey robinson and
b. gladys knight and
c. joan jett and
d. tom petty and
e. mike and
that's it for me!
smell ya later!