Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday Q&A: Sam Humphries

Marvel.comWe approached writer Sam Humphries to fill us in on what went into the creation of the series and its storylines. In addition, we spoke with Humphries about his other ongoing assignment, UNCANNY X-FORCE, which heats up this summer. How do you feel about the issues to-date of UNCANNY X-FORCE? What are you most proud of so far?

Sam Humphries: Man, I'm always most proud of the issue I just wrote. I do feel really good about bringing back a couple of rad X-Men "villains" from very different eras. One becomes obvious in issue #6, if you haven't guessed already. The other won't become obvious for a few issues. But many hints are around the corner, and we've already seen their machinations first-hand. What's it like working with a character like Fantomex? He's become such a force in the X-Universe of late—what makes him so?

Sam Humphries: Everyone loves a scoundrel. But, as we will see in UNCANNY X-FORCE, being a scoundrel can really mess up your life., Finally, what can readers look forward to in the next few issues that you're really excited about?

Sam Humphries: Adrian Alphona, Dexter Soy, and Christina Strain on art! What else do you need? We've got a three issue arc starting in UNCANNY X-FORCE #7 that I'm really psyched on. Betsy has to come to terms with her relationship with Fantomex. Part of the story takes place in the present day, in Madripoor, where our heroes come face to face with Weapon XIII. Part takes place in flashbacks, in Paris, examining exactly what went so wrong between Betsy and Fantomex before issue #1. And things went really, really wrong. It's a lot of action, drama, and thievery with Psylocke, Fantomex, Cluster, the mysterious Weapon XIII, and all the sticky complications between them.


Eduardo said...

Anyone has already guessed who is the villain??

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I hate this book.

Vigmed said...

Sick and tired of Fantomex. I'm not willing to invest in this title until the story finally moves beyond him, or them - (facepalm). "They" need their own title to ruin, and Uncanny X-Force needs to get on with an actual story.

Issue 6 sounds like it should have been issue 1.

It's a mess and I fear for it's future if something isn't fixed. But then maybe Uncanny X-Force has already ran it's course and should have ended with the last story arc.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Gasp! Has Sam Humphries become the new Matt Fraction? Did we ever find out how Red Queen scooped up Psylocke anyhow?

"As you wish."