Abandoned Dr. Strange panel. I rarely pencil this tightly.
Grand Budapest Hotel
A.I.M agents are expected to maintain a professional distance between the Avengers and themselves, unless actively attempting to destroy them.
More A.I.M comics:
Part 1 (Casual Fridays)
Part 2 (Lunch Break)
Part 3 (Trust Falls)
Part 4 (Employee of the Month)
Part 5 (Birthday Committee)
These are just a hoot.
Probably far more than I realized, but not in the way you think. Bell started out very much as — theoretically — pursuing the Westlake/Stark ideal with Parker, that of “watching a craftsman practicing his trade,” though with Bell it’s clearly not crime, but rather a certain level of elite soldiering.
The idea for ALPHA came about almost ten years ago, when I went out for sushi with a friend of man while visiting New York, and we got drunk and made a list of action movie cliches on a napkin. And I wanted to take all the cliches I could think of, and then bend them as much as I could manage, unto breaking them.
So SLAYGROUND was probably a far more subconscious influence than an overt one, but absolutely, I think there’s a legacy there.
First of all, thanks to Mr Rucka for such a great answer.
Second of all, maybe this is weird, but whatever- I wasn’t going to buy BRAVO when it came out, because I read ALPHA in paperback and I’m all about bookshelf synergy (and frugality). But now I probably will because I got this longer-than-expected, thought-out, interesting response to a question I had been curious about for a while. He took some time out of his day to engage with a fan, and now said fan is more likely to buy his work (or, at least, sooner than he otherwise would have.) That’s… I dunno, the power of social media, I guess.
As a special promotion leading up to the release of BRAVO on the 22nd of July, you can now get the first Bell novel, ALPHA for the low low low price of $1.99 from a variety of online retailers.
Please note, this is for the ebook edition of ALPHA only.
Hope you dig it!
Given all of the things that you listed, what would you consider actual change? It seems like you’ve eliminated all possibilities from consideration (not to mention made assumptions about dozens of storylines.)
"MAKE ACTUAL CHANGE IN YOUR BOOKS" might as well just read "I don’t pay attention to, understand or care about comic books or how they actually work."
Nor-mal view! NOR-MAL VIEW!!! NOR-MAL VIEW!!! NORRRRR-MALLL VIEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwww….!!!!!
C’mon! Give Uncle Scrotor a hug!