Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eric Wallace on Final Crisis: Ink and Titans #14

From comicbookresources.com: Eric Wallace (“Eureka”) has been tagged to write “Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink,” illustrated by Fabrizio Fiorentino (“Countdown to Adventure”) with covers by Brian Stelfreeze, and DC Comics must have liked what they got from the veteran TV writer because he’s also writing “Titans” #14.

"Are you a long-time “Teen Titans” fan? And specifically, Cyborg?

Yes, I remember reading the Marv Wolfman/George Perez run back in the eighties. “Teen Titans” #13 was my first, and I remember just being blown away by the book. I also can still remember the thrill the first time I read the whole “Judas Contract” storyline; what a run that was. So, now, to be able to write a story for that same group of heroes is just a dream come true.

As for Cyborg, I’ve always loved the human side of him – the part of him that struggles with being a normal guy while trapped in a robotic body. It’s really a tragic, classic archetype with endless story possibilities that's tremendous fun to write. The challenge, as always, is to try and bring something slightly new to the table, something that feels familiar and genuine to the already established “Titans” world, but which also offers readers some new twists and surprises. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that with this issue, but I'll let all of you be the judge.

Can you share any details about the story?

“Titans” #14 is the first in a series of special one-shot issues, each of which will focus on a different character. This Cyborg story is very much a “Day in the Life,” only it’s a very unusual day for Vic. I don’t want to ruin any surprises, but I will say that an element of Vic’s past turns up in a very unexpected place."

Read the full interview here!


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