Canada’s favorite son Ed Brisson was interviewed on video for Marvel’s website at New York Comic Con, and he shared some details about New Mutants, one of the new line of X-Books launching as part of Dawn of X following the conclusion of HoXPoX in next week’s Powers of X #6.
On what to expect from New Mutants:
What I can say is, we’re gonna be starting out the series with the core team of the New Mutants. So on the team that everybody loves, somebody’s missing. It’s Cannonball. And Bobby wants his friend Cannonball to come to Krakoa and experience that greatness that is Krakoa for mutants. So the New Mutants hitch a ride with the Starjammers, and they are headed out to Shi’ar to get Cnanoball and bring him back. Of course, the Starjammers being space pirates, they get into shenanigans that sort of waylay our heroes, so we’ll have a four-issue adventure in space, then Jonathan — Jonathan Hickman and I co-write the first issue — he’ll be taking the space journey to its conclusion and I’m doing a separate story that involves Armor, Glob Hermon, Maxime, and Manon, two characters that I introduced in Extermination. They are acting as sort of the welcome wagon to Krakoa. They’re going out and finding mutants who are abroad, who haven’t come into Krakoa, and sort of spreading the good word about Krakoa, trying to convince them to come back and live with everyone else there.
On Glob Herman’s pet chickens in Age of X-Man:
It is actually something that came from my own life, my wife was really pushing for a long time to get backyard chickens. There’s something about the idea of Glob sitting on a bench feeding chickens. I don’t know what it is. It’s just an image that popped into my mind. I couldn’t get rid of it.
On writing street-level heroes vs. cosmic stories:
There’s just something for me about, when the feet are on the ground and you really delve into the human side of it. Sometimes I really like — my editors don’t always like this — small stakes with large consequences and how they ripple through someone’s life. Something that seems small can really change someone’s life going forward. It doesn’t have to be massive explosions or a planet-ending threat. The dissolution of a marriage and how that affects someone, that’s the kind of stuff that I really dig in on and really enjoy.
On his favorite characters he’s gotten to write:
My favorite character that I’ve written before, it’s a bit of a tossup. Bullseye. I loved writing Bullseye. It was so much fun because we could just go crazy. And Logan. I think Logan, he’s such a quite introspective person. He’a also Canadian, which is great. There’s just something about Logan. I found it really easy to get inside his head and play around with him a little bit.
New Mutants #1 hits stores on November 6th.
NEW MUTANTS #1 DX
(W) Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson (A/CA) Rod Reis
THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 14, 2019