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Interview: Mark Buckingham On Dead Boy Detectives and the End of Fables

Last November DC announced that its Vertigo title Fables is coming to an end next year with issue #150. The epic saga began over a decade ago in 2002, and it, along with various spin-off titles, has become a major hit, attracting many fans who weren’t comic book readers before. Mark Buckhingham has been one of the book’s biggest artists throughout its run. At Emerald City Comicon 2014, we talked to him about the series’ end. We also discussed his work on the new series Dead Boy Detectives featuring Edwin Paine and Charles Roland, two ghosts originally introduced in Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman series in 1991.

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The Mary Sue Interview: The Creators of Webcomic Strong Female Protagonist

Last week we came back from MoCCA bearing an interview with Fiona Staples, and this week we’re bringing you another, with Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, writer and artist behind the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. They tell us how their initial idea for SFP was to respond to the misuse of the “strong female protagonist” trope, but that that idea evolved very quickly into an inventive superhero story exploring many of the tropes of modern superhero universes… that just so happens to have a female protagonist.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Fiona Staples of Saga!

We try not to brag about how awesome it is to live in New York City, but every year when the Museum of Comics and Comics Art’s MoCCA Fest rolls around, it’s hard not to. A small con that mostly attracts comics’ indie and creator owned scene, it’s a great place to get a low crowds (and low stress!) encounter with the creator of your favorite webcomic, comic, or even tumblr comic. I trotted up to the 69th Regiment Armory this weekend and walked away with a couple of short but sweet interviews, and the first with Fiona Staples, artist and co-creator with Brian K. Vaughan of Image Comics’ amazing series Saga.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Moro Rogers On Her Adventure Graphic Novel City in the Desert

“A world without monsters is a dangerous place”

In a world where monsters are very real, City in the Desert opens on a hunter, Irro, and his assistant, Hari, a girl with, as Irro put it, “some of the best attributes of a monkey”—clever, quick, agile, and, uh, a prehensile tail. The father-like Irro appears to be on some sort of solo monster safari—packing unique, homemade weapons, he seems more concerned with taking down the beasts than with studying them. Riding a part-robot part-beast yak-like creature with a monkey-girl at his side, the story seems at first almost like Curious George meets Victorian-era wild game hunters. Had that been the case I would have been perfectly satisfied to read a delightful child-like exploration of this desert world full of strange and mythical beasts and strange, wonderful treasures.

What I got was vastly better and more sophisticated.

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Interview: Scott Snyder discusses Zero Year and Batman Eternal

For years, Scott Snyder has been gathering fans in both the superhero and horror genres. Via DC’s Vertigo line, he’s created the sci-fi horror series The Wake, which brings up old terrors from Earth’s oceans, and the American Vampire saga that features how the New World mutates familiar monsters. Along with this, he’s been hailed for his work on Swamp Thing, Batman and Superman Unchained. Currently in the pages of Batman, he’s redefining the early days and Bruce Wayne’s war on crime in the story Zero Year. Along with this, he’s gearing up to join other creators for the new series Batman Eternal, which will feature new challenges for Gotham City and its heroes in the present day. At Emerald City Comicon, Scott was kind enough to chat about his current and upcoming work on Batman.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Jeff Lemire on Justice League United And Its New Cree Superhero, Equinox

At Emerald City Comicon last weekend, writer Jeff Lemire took some time to talk to us about the completion of his mini-series Trillium, a high concept science fiction story about a love that could potentially end the universe, and the upcoming series Justice League United (originally titled Justice League Canada), launching April 23rd. Replacing the title Justice League of America, the new Justice League United team features characters such as Animal Man, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Hawkman, and Adam and Alanna Strange.

Last week DC gave us our first look at new superhero Miiyahbin, aka Equinox, a Cree sixteen-year-old whose powers connect to the changing seasons. Equinox is inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a real-life Cree activist who lobbied for funding for First Nations education before her death in a car crash in 2010. She died shortly before her sixteenth birthday.

Here’s what Jeff had to share with us.

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The Mary Sue Interviews McKenzie Westmore & Gigi Edgley Of Syfy’s Face Off & Jim Henson’s Creature Shop!

Syfy found a hit in Face Off, the movie makeup reality competition hosted by McKenzie Westmore, the daughter of famed makeup designer Michael Westmore. After several seasons, the network decided it was time to try their luck again with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, hosted by Farscape actress, Gigi Edgley. As you can imagine, we were pretty excited for it. With the finale of Face Off Season 6 set to air tonight at 9/8c, and a new episode of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge to follow, we were happy to get the chance to speak with  both hosts to discuss their highly-enviable jobs. 

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The Mary Sue Interview: The Voice Of DC Universe Online’s Wonder Woman, Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg. Do you know her name? You should. She’s Wonder Woman. More specifically, she’s the voice of Wonder Woman for countless DC animated projects including the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited television series. Now she’s taking on the Amazon again for DC Universe Online’s latest DLC, Amazon Fury. We got to pick her brain on her past voice work, video games, and Wonder Woman’s place in our world.

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The Mary Sue Interview: The Brewmaster Of HBO’s Game Of Thrones Fire and Blood Red Ale

I have drunk deep of the latest Game of Thrones inspired beer from Brewery Ommegang and have found I want to take what is mine. It’s called Fire and Blood Red Ale and as you probably already guessed, it takes its inspiration from House Targaryen. We recently got the chance to speak with Ommegang’s Brewmaster Phil Leinhart on their partnership with HBO, the latest release, and what’s coming up for the line. 

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The Mary Sue Interview: Angry Ballerinas and Body-Positivity Meet in Indie Comic Cavalier

“Well as far as the story goes, it’s about, uh, avoiding haters,” jokes Liam Purdy, author and illustrator of the indie comic Cavalier, a slice-of-life short-story which follows ostracized ballerina Pen on her transformation from gangly bully to self-confident dancer. “It’s a story about being able to depend on yourself and enduring the problems in life that you can’t change.”

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