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The word is out: we’re making Winter Soldier and these are Marco Rudy’s pages from the first issue.
Two big interviews with me have dropped in the past two days. The first is an interview with Abraham Riesman at Vulture.com. We talk about ghosts, inequality, Winter Soldier…lots of things. The second one, at CBR, also includes Marco Rudy’s answers. The Vulture interview is where we float around — the CBR interview is more focused on Winter Soldier.
So it’s, in some ways, a metaphor about trying to be a new kind of American in the world? One who doesn’t see the rest of the world as a threat, but more as an opportunity to learn?
You’re entirely correct. I never wanted to glorify war in the first place, and I believe I never did in anything I wrote. But now I’m getting from a place about war to places that are about much more. So, yeah, I’m doing that with Zero, and doing that with a completely different scale — an intergalactic scale — with Winter Soldier.
So, talking about Zero: Has Zero gone the way you planned, or has it—
You laughed, so I don’t think I even need to finish the question.
How much of a plan did you have going into Zero, and how much have you deviated from it?
How much of my life went as I planned it? Zero. [Laughs.]
Ales Kot is one of my favorite creators at the moment, his writing is incredibly informed, and he somehow manages to get current events across while still telling beautiful stories. Stoked for his Winter Soldier work.