My interview with Hack/Slash co-creator Tim Seeley concludes today. This time around we'll discuss his new Ant-Man & Wasp miniseries at Marvel, and ending for Hack/Slash, and yes...of course...He-Man! Well, kind of, anyway. Read the first half of the interview here!
JM: The first part of the Ant-Man & Wasp miniseries is currently in stores. What do you hope to accomplish with this series?
TS: I just approached it as a chance to tell a really fun, very "Marvel" superhero book. Marvel characters are great because they're often flawed guys trying to do better. They're just like the rest of us.
JM:To me, Hank Pym has always been a very unlikable character and Eric O'Grady has been misused since his own series was cancelled. It just seems to me like no one knows to to really do with either character. Is it really that difficult to make these two appealing?
TS: To me, Hank's lack of likability comes from the way he's been used, but there's nothing inherently bad about him. He's a cool character...the ultimate scientist with a whole bunch of flaws and ever more colorful costumes. I just have to focus on those aspects. Eric is a jerk, but is likable because he's hilariously immoral.
JM: Is Hack/Slash a book you hope to see continue in an open-ended fashion, or do you have an ending in mind?
TS: I have an ending! But I won't get to it any time soon.
JM: Lastly, name at least one things you liked about the Masters of the Universe movie.
TS: One thing? But there's so many! Frank Langella as Skeletor, though - that's the best part. Even if you hate the movie, you gotta admit that he is one awesome bad guy.