Monday, April 30, 2012

Showed a Temper

We all want to believe that Tony has no darkness in him, Qubit, but the thing we can never talk about is how long that can possibly last.
All the pressure he's under, all the expectations the world puts on him...he'll break. Anyone would. Qubit, even Jesus showed a temper.
 - Irredeemable #18
by Make Waid and Peter Krause

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's A Good Life

There's this old Twilight Zone episode called "It's A Good Life." It's about a farm town ruled by an omnipotent little boy who can change reality just by thinking about it.
People live and die depending upon what mood he's in. Every second of every day, all these poor, scared people can do if they want to survive is tell him what a good boy he is.
They live on eggshells. They can't even whisper to each other how afraid they are because they're terrified he'll hear them.
That's their world. Every morning, they wake up wondering if this is the day they do something to anger God.
- Irredeemable #18
by Make Waid and Peter Krause

Monday, April 23, 2012

God Cares

Talwart, Iowa.
Post-Plutonian Population: 612.
Plutonian -- Tony -- came through here not long after he went berserk. Lord knows why...
....But I rather have my doubts that God cares.
- Irredeemable #17
by Mark Waid and Peter Krause

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let's Go Out to the Field

And Cain said to his brother...
Let's go out to the field...
And when they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
- The Book of Genesis
by R. Crumb

Monday, April 16, 2012

From the Beginning

Murder is natural.
Murder was there from the beginning.
Murder is our first instinct.
Murder, for lack of a better term... good.
It makes us strong.
It makes us wise.
It makes us powerful.
 - The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #4
by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Powers of Seduction

Mark Millar, author of Chosen, Wanted, Ultimates, and the new Secret Service, approves of my skills with the ladies. Girls like it when you talk to them about comics, right? Good, because that's the narrative I'm choosing to believe.

Follow Millar at @mrmarkmillar and follow me at @TheSmitch. Millar's twitter feed is far more entertaining than mine, though.

Buy Secret Service #1 at your local comic book shop or online at TFAW!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spider-Man Money

We announced last year that we were forming Millarworld Productions and would make 'American Jesus' as our first big theatrical feature, and I've been gradually getting the money together for that outside the US system. All my other books were getting bought and made, but this one, which I had huge affection for, was just never going to happen. Everyone was just too nervous about doing a Jesus movie, and I was like 'Are you kidding me?!?' Mel Gibson made a Jesus movie, and it made $650 million dollars. What's your concern? It made 'Spider-Man' money!
- Mark Millar

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Like Other Men

I doubt the Israelites had chamberpots, anyway.
Or that our savior was required to relieve himself like other men.
 - Locke & Key: Clockworks #1 
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What God? What God?

Benjamin: I will not be silenced like a child speaking out of turn at the dinner table! Joshua - Joshua died and mother died and father died and these men - and Joshua, Joshua -
Miranda: Hush, Ben.
If you say one more stupid word I will go mad. Now is the time to lament, not to rage.
Benjamin: Not Joshua. Not Joshua, too. It isn't right. What God? What God?
Miranda: Shh. Do not blaspheme. God honors us with our suffering. Remember Job and all he was asked to give? Let that be a comfort to us both.
Benjamin: Damn the book of Job.
- Locke & Key: Clockworks #1
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday and The Gutter

And Pontius Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?"
And the chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar."
And finally he delivered Jesus to them to be crucified.
- Glory/Avengelyne II: The Godyssey #1
by Robert Napton and Ed Benes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pleased With Our Sacrifice

Abel: The Sky-Father speaks! He is pleased with our sacrifice.
But my brother's, he rejects.
Cain: What are you talking about? I didn't offer a sacrifice.
Abel: Brother, he takes what he wishes. Who are you, or I, to stay him?
Cain: Guy was a piece of work, all right. But he was a showman.
Always gave the people what they wanted.
A little sex and violence. A little drama.
- The Unwritten #35
by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Him? Her? It.

Adam: And you're square with him?
Deacon: Her?
Adam: It. Whatever. You're square with God?
- American Virgin #9
by Steven T. Seagle and Becky Cloonan

Monday, April 2, 2012

Safe In God's Pocket

Pullman: Okay, my turn.
Tom: Pullman! Nobody gets hurt!
Pullman: Relax, boy. The vampire's as safe as if he was in God's pocket.
But then, considering what a bastard God is --
-- I guess that's not saying very much.
- The Unwritten #35 
by Mike Carey and Peter Gross