Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Ask Me Anything #49

It's a day late, but "Ask Me Anything" back after an erratic posting schedule on this blog. 

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, this Summer's crop of movies, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43#44#45,  #46#47, and #48.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 


Joseph said...

Hey John, long time no talk. I have a few questions.

FIRST i want to say i am glad to hear you will be part of milestone 2.0 at some point and i cant wait for those comics.

Question 1) How does it feel being able to go back to Xombi? Do you know if you will be able to continue your old work or will it be an entire reboot?

Question 2) Since all of the milestone characters are getting there own Earth in DC's multiverse (Earth-M), my question is do you know, or can you guess, what will happen with current Static? Will we have two different Statics, the Earth-M one and the new 52, Earth-0 one? Or will they just kinda ignore New 52 Static and focus on Earth-M?

Question 3) This one i have no idea if you would know or not but since you are working with them i hope to get an answer or something close to one. It has to do with the character Richie Foley AKA Gear. Now i am aware that for almost all purposes Richie is suppose to be Rick Stone but they said Richie is based off of Rick. Since they are technically different characters since they look different and the names are different (despite how close they acted) Does milestone have the rights to use the character OR because he was made under DC's ownership/deal with Milestone, will they need to ask permission to use him? OR do i have it all wrong and if i do, then to simplify it, do you know if we can expect to see Gear in the new Milestone Earth-M or because he was in the TV show, we probably wont?

Question 4) This sorta has to do with the multi versions of Static question but on a more personal level. I have absolutely fallen in love with the Series Injustice, probably has become my favorite series of all time. On the mobile game Static is a playable character, i was wondering if you know, or can find out, if we can expect to see him in an upcoming comic. I would recommend checking it out.

Last question) Can you fill us in on some of the details of what has happened with Milestone and DC. Like Does DC have to ask permission to use the milestone characters and that is it or is there alot more to it than that?

Thank you for taking the time to read these and i am sorry for the confusion on question 3 haha I am so pumped for this and i cant wait to read your work.


John Rozum said...

Honestly, at this stage, I don't really know much of anything. These are questions best directed towards Denys, Derrick, or Reggie. I'm not privy to their plans whatsoever.

John Rozum said...

As far as Xombi goes, if I donned up being asked to write more I would forge ahead rather than reboot it. Dwayne gave me the option to start over completely, and even completely change it if I wanted to for the last run, but I decided that even with things I felt were flawed about the original run, it was more rewarding for myself, and the people who read the original run, to forge ahead from where I left off.

Joseph said...

Very cool. I guess those responses bring new things to the table.

1st) You said a few things of the original felt flawed to you, what are some of those things?

2nd) Where would be the best place to send them these questions? Not many people do what you do and answer questions (that i have seen) and i am a bit lost on where to send them

John Rozum said...

Minor things. Certain scenes I'd finesse, or do away with altogether.

as for question 2: Try these two places-



You may be able to get your questions addressed there.