COMICS: It's DEATH'S HEAD Vs DEATH'S HEADS II In Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II
Marvel has released a preview for Revolutionary War: Death's Head II. Also Andy Lanning and Alan Coswill speak with Newsarama about the story.
It's DEATH'S HEAD Vs DEATH'S HEADS II in this preview for Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II. Also come see what the creative team of Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill about the book.
Newsarama: We’ve talked to you about Revolutionary War as a whole, and now we’re here to talk about the one-shot, Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II. What can you tell us about this issue, specifically?
Andy Lanning: Without going in to spoiler territory, this one-shot shows how Death’s Head is involved in the bigger Revolutionary War story. It picks up after the shocking ending of the Alpha issue - what shocking ending I hear you ask, well that would be telling! All we can say is that you’ll be getting a double dose Death’s Head action as Death’s Head I makes a welcome return from his recent appearances in Invincible Iron Man. If memory serves this is the first time we’ve seen both Death’s Heads together in print for over 20 years.
Alan Cowsill: As Andy said, I think it plays part of the bigger picture but also plays around with Death’s Head’s history.
Lanning and Cowsill also discuss the confrontation between Death's Head and Death's Head II.
Newsarama: Back onto the subject, the big draw for hardcore Marvel UK fans isn’t just that they’re returning is that you’re pitting Death’s Head II against the original, Death’s Head. Can you talk about this meet-up?
Lanning: One of the main reasons we wanted to do Revolutionary War was to revisit the Marvel UK characters as it had been over 20 years since they were in print. We wanted to represent the characters we have a lot of fondness for to the comic readers of today and obviously Death’s Head II was the break out title back in the 90s so it was a no-brainer we’d be using him. It was pleasant coincidence that Kieron Gillen had been using Death’s Head I in Invincible Iron Man recently too so it seemed fated that we should try to fit him into the story as well. The fact that both robots are time travelling bounty hunters made this easier to do. In fact, the events that are told in the original Death’s Head II series from 1992 haven’t even happened yet! It was set in the year 2020!
Cowsill: It’s a little scary to think we’re closer to 2020 than we are to when Death’s Head last had his own series! Can’t really talk too much about the issue for obvious reasons but I think long term fans of both incarnations of Death’s Head will be happy. And don’t forget Tuck going to be there too!
The creative team even discuss the possibility of some Marvel UK characters getting an ongoing series.
Newsarama: I don’t want to get too far ahead of things, but I have to ask --- if Revolutionary War goes well could you see these heroes, together or in some sort of solo/team formula, returning again on a regular, ongoing basis?
Lanning: We’d love the opportunity to return and play in the Marvel UK bit of the Marvel Universe. These are some great characters that we hope people will enjoy revisiting or getting to know for the first time and there is a wealth of continuity in the MUK-universe that hasn’t been explored since Paul Cornell’s great Captain Britain and MI13 series, which was almost 6 years ago now. We’d come back without a moment’s hesitation and we know there are a fair few top creators out there who’d like to come join us in the future too, so, fingers crossed!
Cowsill: I think we’d both love to do more. Not only featuring the characters in Revolutionary War but some of the other Marvel UK characters we couldn’t quite fit in because of story structure. There’s a lot of love in the British comic industry (and beyond) for many of these characters so it would be great to bring them back for Round Two. And we already have a few ideas for what happens next!
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