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WIZARD: THE WIZARD Q&A: KEVIN SMITH

Posted by Bob Tilley Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Wizard Universe.com, have posted the interview with Batman: Cacophony writer and all time fanboy, funny man Kevin Smith. This interview was featured in this months Wizard Magazine #206 and give some insight into how this story came about and the villain "Onomatopoeia" (which I'm loving so far).

WIZARD: How did Batman: Cacophony first come about?

KEVIN SMITH: I called [DC Senior VP-Executive Editor] Dan DiDio, who I think I'd met very briefly once many years ago when I was finishing up the Green Arrow stuff, and said that I was interested in writing this Batman storyarc that incorporated Onomatopoeia from Green Arrow because I've gotten at least one, sometimes two, e-mails a year from various DC writers and editors who wanted to use Onomatopoeia in a story or expand on his backstory. And I'd always said, "No," because I felt like I still wanted to handle that character myself, and the DC folks were very cool about [it], like, "All right, it's yours. No worries." So when I called Dan to say that I wanted to do a Batman versus Onomatopoeia story it was, like, "Thank God," because now I can finally get the character back into circulation.

WW: What can you tell us about the book's plot?

SMITH: The main story is going to be about Batman and Onomatopoeia but there's plenty of room for guest stars and cameos and sh-- like that. And so we arrived on a list of characters that Walt's always wanted to draw and I've always wanted to play with. Mr. Zsasz is one of them. We've both always been huge Deadshot fans so he plays a pretty prominent role in issue #1. The Joker, naturally, is a big character in the book. And a character that I've always kinda f---ing dug—and Walt was like "Really? That guy?"—but he just kinda makes sense in our story, is Maxie Zeus. It kicks off with a daring Arkham breakout that kind of goes awry and leads onto the rest of the story. But it's a predator/prey story.

WW: Is this part of Batman continuity?

SMITH: It is. It's not necessarily part of current continuity because I think we'll be following on the heels of "Batman: R.I.P.," but it's not, you know, "alternate universe." I was asking Dan where it would fall and he said, "Just do what you want to do and it's either a story that happens pre-'R.I.P.' or post-'R.I.P.'" But he said even if people are, like, "Hey, this doesn't match up with the 'R.I.P.' events!" he said it's kind of a stand-alone story that could have happened two years ago or recently.

The read the entire interview, head on over to Wizard Universe.com...

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