Thursday, April 8, 2010

BPRD's success, summarized by John Arcudi

In the afterword to BPRD Volume 8: Killing Ground, John Arcudi nicely summarizes why BPRD is so good, and why the offerings from DC and Marvel so, so stale:

See, [Mike Mignola] didn't bring me on to help him create trademarks that were to be exploited and safeguarded in perpetuity. He didn't want a status quo for the team. He didn't want stagnation. His goal, our goal, was for us to develop characters that would be complex and interesting enough to generate their own stories. And, if we were lucky, the stories would be interesting enough to attract readers.
BPRD Volume 8 is tremendous, and 32% off at Amazon.