I think this is the biggest interview about SIEGE, my four issue semi-sequel to S.W.O.R.D. with Filipe Andrade and a cast of thousands. Here’s the first coloured art from Filipe. The idea is that he deals with the majority of the book, and we have three guest spreads an issue from the aforementioned cast of thousands. It is a lot of fun, as is the book.
Let’s pull out a random quote.
These are fun characters, and it’s almost like I deliberately wanted to do new riffs. The other way of doing this is going through the entire history of alternate Marvel Universe dimensions and choosing cool characters and putting them on The Wall. That would probably be the more traditionally commercial thing to do.
This is my love song to the Marvel Universe though, and my love song is about the joy of the unfamiliar as well as the familiar. So the idea is that you know the archetypes, but these are new things that you’ve never seen before. That was my thinking. If I’m going to say why I love Marvel, it’s not just the characters. It’s also the process of saying, here’s something new with them you never expected. It’s not just this nostalgia thing. It’s the House of Ideas. Let’s own that.