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Friday, October 03, 2008

The Final Countdown

Today's Magellan update marks page 290 of the epic "Bad Karma" chapter... and as such also marks the final 10 pages of the story. That's right... 10 pages to go!! There are still a few surprises to come as various plotlines reach some form of closure... but it will all be over in 10 more pages.

Providing there are no undue interuptions or delays to the production schedule that means everything should wrap up in 5 more weeks which takes us to early November. Woo!

Then... a treat for you all... a twenty page story featuring a cadet who has very little exposure to date, the little green guy Gifford Foss. See pages 2.47-49 for a reminder...

The story was written by myself and drawn by Canadian reader Jean-Francois Poulin. The story will look at Gifford's life prior to arriving at Magellan and will run every weekday, Mondays thru Fridays.

I know I've been dropping hints about this for a loooooooong time. I've always wanted to run it at the conclusion of Bad Karma, but the story kept getting longer and longer and as an unfortunate result, kept pushing Gifford's story further back. Anyway, the light is at the end of the tunnel.

Beyond that there will be a special 24 page crossover... but more on that shortly.

It's also my intention to write a reflection on Magellan generally, and Bad Karma in particular, with regular installments over November in my long abandoned blog... despite the fact it took forever to deliver, I did in fact, for the most part, hugely enjoy working on Bad Karma and there are many thoughts about the process, the characters and the story I'd like to share for anyone who's interested (think of it as the Director's commentary!) More info soon...

4 Comments:

  • "xmung", I hugely appreciate everything you have done. Letting us partake in the journey of such epic proportions has become such a fun part of many lives.

    I, for one, do remember your first discussions with Mr Poulin and have always wondered what was up with that story. To finally see it is another great thing to look forward to.

    And a cross-over? This is better than Christmas! It certainly sounds like you won't just ask us for patience while you recharge your batteries for Chapter V (Vrax Japh, you get a short respite)!

    And, of course, I can't wait for you to start your commentary. I have a big collection of DVDs - which I acquire precisely for the commentaries!

    Looking forward to it all rather euphorically. :)

    By Anonymous jymset, at 4:47 pm  

  • Wha... Magellan's ending? As in end of chapter or end of the whole series? I'll selfishly admit I'm gutted if it's the latter, it's my favourite superhero comic. Period, but if it has to end I'm glad you're ending it properly. :)

    By Blogger Ping @ Phalanx, at 12:34 am  

  • Funny - you're not the first person to think I meant "end of series"! Sorry if I was being confusing (not uncommon for me)! It's only the end of the chapter and there should be plenty of Magellan to go for a while yet. I'm a bit overly focused on the chapter because it's been so long (300 pages) and taken me almost 3 years to finish it.

    By Blogger xmung, at 12:02 pm  

  • *chuckle* It's the first two paragraphs, X!

    And can I say... phew, more Magellan, YAY!

    By Blogger Ping @ Phalanx, at 11:14 pm  

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