For those of you keeping score at home… another Crossoverkill page by me. This should have really gone up last Thursday but too much other work, including the last page of Redux, conspired against that deadline. So this hopefully makes up, in a small way, for there being only one Magellan page this week. The keen eyed amongst you may wonder if one of the Doppelganger Gang members introduced today – Salome Froste, a furry porn star in her home reality (yes, really) – is any relation to Jaqi Leffee – the feline fashion design tutor at Magellan from the realm of Utopie Félin. As much as I’d like to say they were from the same dimension, sadly they are not; even a brief appraisal of their… er… anatomy would quickly reveal they are not even the same species of homo felis. Had I been keeping abreast of the matter at the time, a small change to the art would have resolved the issue more favourably!
There have been a lot of new characters introduced in the course of the Redux storyline and it’s been a while since I updated the cast page. So I’m happy to announce that Liberator, Twilight, Glom, Maestro, Battlestar, Greyhound, Vera Salt, Dr Lumpkin and yes, Otto and Olga have been added to the already bursting at the seams list of Who’s Who in the Magellanverse. In case you’re wondering, Dr Spooky and Flambe were already in the list, having first appeared in Bad Karma. I also corrected a huge injustice, I discovered poor Karma Joffe (the real one, not the evil future Maya masquerading as Karma) was accidently put in the Villain section when she should have been in Others. Ooops! Also, Gola Beh’s status (under Academic Council) has been updated to [x] (ie. deceased)… but we all know better, right? Check out the cast page – the new entries are under Magellan USA, Others and Villains. With the next story to pay a visit to Locke Island you can rest assured that the list is about to get longer as who lot of bad guys and gals will be featuring in Lock(e)down!
So just getting back to Crossoverkill, the mega-crossover event featuring Hoodoo of Force Magellan (which of course you’re all reading, right?) – the latest page is by moi and features an apocalyptic rampage which I had quite a lot of fun drawing. If you need a primer for Crossoverkill – essentially cross-dimensional versions of the same individual, the Doppelganger Gang are in the process of capturing the avatars of death from across the pan-dimensions, to what end cannot yet be revealed. Hoodoo and a number of other heroes from other webcomics have formed a loose coalition in an attempt to stop them. And yes, the Doppelgangers don’t look much alike… but that’s half the fun and intentional on the part of the Crossoverkill Crew (ie, the contribution webcartoonists). Anyway, check out this page written and drawn by me – there’ll be another one on Thursday too which, combining this week’s two Magellan pages, makes it four xmung pages in four days… yikes!
Epoch of Force Magellan fame makes a brief cameo (more a passing reference) in the latest installment of Al Schroeder’s Mindmistress where MM discusses invulnerability and those super-powered individuals who are tough to break. Mindmistress is fairly familiar with Epoch’s invulnerability, having tangled with him during the Buying the Stairway to Heaven crossover story which also featured super-brainy Magellan cadet Rochelle Kwan. Anyway, Al always comes up with some very intriguing ideas for his MM stories and this one, about turning a kitty invulnerable, is looking pretty good – check it out.
I’ll be the guest on an upcoming podcast produced by the guys behind Moonhawk Studios – yay! Their weekly live podcasts cover a range of topics including gaming and webcomics. We’ll be talking about Magellan so, if you want to hear the low-down on all things Magellany straight from the horse’s mouth, you should check it out. The broadcast kicks off Wednesday October 27th, around 10.00pm New York time, my bit will probably be after the intro and news and so forth around 10.30 – you can listen live or to the recorded show after it’s finished. There is a chat function which I believe you can use if you want to join in and ask questions about Magellan too. Hopefully I won’t make an ass of myself!