I'm guessing he's doing a bit of mental fantasizing about they way he'd like to handle the situations with Norman Osborn and Karen Sofen. Although I can't tell if that's really him thinking about it, or whether Mirage is giving him a mental nudge from her holding cell. Her comment about the inside of his head being fascinating suggests that she's just an observer at the moment, but someone who knows more about these characters than I do might see it differently.
I wish Zombiepanda was still posting here. He and I were having a discussion about Samson at one point, and the comparison of his character to that of pulp fiction hero Doc Savage. With his hair cut this short, Samson bears a striking resemblance to Savage, at least as Savage was depicted in the novels' cover art and some of the comic book adaptations I've seen.
I'm not surprised you wouldn't have guessed, because this really isn't the sort of series I tend to like. I picked up this issue because of Doctor Samson, who's one of Marvel's background characters I tend to watch for. I'll probably read the next issue as well, since it continues that plot line. I know basically nothing about the title as a whole.
I can follow some of the plot here because I've read both trade volumes of Civil War: Frontline, with the in-depth story on Speedball/Penance and some of the Norman Osborn stuff. Everything else I just picked up from the context of this issue.
Did anyone else chuckle at the fact that Marvel is actually soliciting the next issue for April 23rd? I'm not expecting to see it any time before the end of May at the earliest....
Warren Ellis said:The tenor -- and, frankly, the informedness -- of online comics conversation over the last five years has changed to the point where I probably need to explain once again why I don't stay long on company-owned works.
It's as simple as this -- if I don't own it, I'm not going to spend my life on it. Joe Quesada and Dan Buckley know that, they're fine with that, and they hire me on that understanding.
Or, if you like: you can only paint someone else's house for so long before you start thinking that it might be nice to own your own house one day.
I'm okay with painting other people's houses for short periods, because I'm good at it and it pays well and on nice days it's fun. But I never ever confuse painting a house for owning that house. And if I spent every waking hour painting other people's houses, I wouldn't be able to build houses of my own.
The more creators who only took on housepainting as a part-time gig, the healthier this medium would be.
For those of you who harbour a wish to write comics, consider this today: you're either on this side of the line, with me and Brian K Vaughan and Garth Ennis and Grant Morrison and Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction... or you're not.
You'll all see.
Indeed we will.
I love Warren Ellis and his work. I really do. His work on Wildstorm kicked all sorts of ***.
However, I do not think his analogy is universal. I for one would love to be working on some of the major comic characters because of who they are, not simply because of pay, though I can see why he would see it the other way around. It's just that his last remark comes across as sort've hostile.
Thunderbolts #120 preview located here
That is the greatest Green Goblin monologue EVAR!
I want a mask that smells of Blonde's, Death, and Victory
I'd vote for president Osbourne, I can't beleive they referenced Sins Past