I kept it hidden in a place that they no longer look. It took incredible muscle control.
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Home Message Boards Bendis: October 1-5, 2004

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 12:52 am

Glad to hear that!
Thanks for taking the innitiative to give it a shot.
let me know what you think of the previous stories.
i recomend KABUKI: Circle of Blood, and KABUKI: Metamorphosis volumes that will give you a good sense of Kabuki and the story and add new meaning to the current story.

Which of my DD stories did you read? I've done 3 so far. The first with Joe Q drawing. Then Wake Up with Bendis scripting.
The recent Echo story, I don't really consider a DD story, as I was asked to do an EchoM series without DD in it.

Please post your Kabuki response when you get a chance to read the others!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 12:54 am

Bendis and I in Portland next Sunday Oct 10!

I'll be there with all the Kabuki books
Signing everything!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 12:57 am

Yeah, just cut it out or put a sticker over it. Or even bette, write a new letter and glue on top of it that says what you would prefer that it says now.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 1:00 am

Glad to hear it!

Tess AKA Murdock's girl?

We miss her here. Where is she? When is she returning?

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 1:02 am


I'm glad they had it for you.
Please give your retailer my thanks for carrying my book in the store.
But maybe you should also suggest that if they had a few extras for friend buys and recommendations it would be helpful.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 1:04 am

you're a good friend to your friend!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 1:06 am

You have good taste, Nick.

The story will be very fun.
Each issue is a bit different with a dif rythm.
#3 is unlike any comic before it.
Hopefully all of the issues are

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 1:09 am

Can you post it here too? Were they different pics than on the Kabuki board?


Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 2:57 am

Since both of you mentioned you'd wear the shirt [with the Little Friends Animal Clinic logo], maybe I should make some.
Would you prefer it as a tank, or as the girl style like the other Kabuki shirt you have? I could also make them in regular Tee style for guys.

If I get a few more requests for it, I'll go ahead and draw one up. and get it printed on shirts.

And thanks for the great feedback about the issue!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 12:06 pm

See you in San Diego!

Re: how old is Bendis?
Oct 01, 2004 9:03 pm

He's not 40

I'm 31 and he's only 5 or 6 years older than me.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 01, 2004 11:44 pm

I'll see what I can do about getting the shirts made

I saw your recent "nipple" post on my Kabuki board
But when I went back to answer it, it was gone.

Cool that you got that old book with previews of future Kabuki stuff. There is a Bendis Goldfish in there too.

Re: Mt Saint Helens blew and I MISSED IT
Oct 02, 2004 10:39 am

Tijuana prison sucks.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 02, 2004 2:28 pm

I'm glad you are looking forward to reading the story eventually.

But I should warn you that the trade is a minimum of 2-3 years away.

The Alchemy storyline looks to be around 10-12 issues long.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 02, 2004 2:33 pm

It occurs to me to ask if the letters collumn in Kabuki is helpful or enjoyable for readers.
Is it something you look forward to?
Or could you take it or leave it.

I've tried to provide ample space to present the many letters. And I try to use it as a place to answer questions, and discuss and show unique points of view from readers.

Do readers here read all of the letters collumn for this info? or not so much?

Also do you like the inclusion of 1993 the Brian Bendis Kabuki artwork? Should I keep including it?

New Kabuki cover by Adam Hughes!
Oct 02, 2004 2:39 pm

Who here loves Adam's work?

He's said for a while now that he has wanted to do a Kabuki piece.
Yesterday he told me that he is starting on it this week.

I should have the finished piece very soon!

So I'll probably use it for an alternative cover for Kabuki #4.
Is this something you would like?

Please let me know your opinions on this.

I'll post the art here as soon as I get it next week

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 02, 2004 2:51 pm

I'm right on the verge of confirming my attendance in Dallas at the Wizard Texas show in November.
I'll decide over the weekend and probably have an answer by Monday.
I loved it last year when I signed at the Beckett booth. And they just asked me to sign at their booth again, so I'm leaning in that direction.

Anyone else going to Dallas?

Re: New Kabuki cover by Adam Hughes!
Oct 03, 2004 1:31 am

Well, the way I did the covers with the Kabuki #1 issue had two levels. The first was that retailers could order any quantity of either cover that they wanted.
Instead of strict 50/50 this puts 100% of the control and choice in the hands of the retailers and fans.
If you want both covers, you order both. If you only want one, you order the one you want. And both were shown in the previews catalogue.

The other level was as a free bonus to the retailers. For every 10 they ordered, they recieved a Maleeve cover for FREE.

So that way gives everyone complete choice, and also rewards retailers with a completely FREE issue for ordering a healthy amount.

Unless anyone doesn't like that way, I'd probably do it again, as I feel it is the most fair, and gives retailers a free bonus.

What do you think?

Re: New Kabuki cover by Adam Hughes!
Oct 03, 2004 1:38 am

I'm glad you are loving the direction.

Thanks all for the feedback so far.
I have some other never before published kabuki art by some of my other favorite artists. A Kent Williams Kabuki. Scott Morse. Amano. Jon Muth. Thom Ang. Oeming. And Bill Sienkewiecz said he'd like to do a Kabuki painting.

I'd like to know what artists you might like to see do a Kabuki cover in the future. Please give my your suggestions of THE artists you definitley want to see do a Kabuki cover in case I ever do another alternate.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 03, 2004 4:57 am

Thanks for the great review!
And for introducing Kabuki to all the customers at your shop.
I really appreciate it.
Thanks for the kind words.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 03, 2004 5:01 am
bloodyhell wrote:
well, today i bought my first ever issue (#2)... this will be my first impression of mack as a writer, so it better not suck... looks purty tho... not gonna read it til i die on xmen legends tho... its almost as bad a s crack...
Thanks for trying it.
I recomend at least picking up the #1 issue as well. It will give you more of a context for the series. And it should still be available on the shelf. And can still be reordered (both covers can).

If you dig that, I'd suggest the first volume KABUKI: Circle of Blood and the volume before this story, KABUKI: Metamorphosis.


Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 03, 2004 5:09 am
RangerChic wrote:
I love the letters column, and of course seeing Bendy's art.
And, I was going to mention the shirt from issue #2 as well. Love to see that as a tee. I'd buy it!


Hi RC,
And Em,

Good to hear all the requests for the animal clinic shirt from Kabuki #2.

I guess I'll have to get it drawn up.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 04, 2004 12:35 am

Well, the signing part I can do
I'll probably know by tomorrow or the beginning of ths week if I am going to Dallas for certain.
I'll post it here as soon as I know.
And in that case, I hope you will please stop by my table and say hello and I will be happy to sign all of my books that you have

Re: Happy birthday Tonia!
Oct 04, 2004 12:41 am
Tanjobi Omedeto!

Y mucho mas!

Re: Joining in on the "I just finished Circle of Blood&
Oct 04, 2004 4:12 pm

Right on!

Your name is a message for the kids.

Really glad you like it so far!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 04, 2004 2:35 pm

Hi Godzilla Wax,

Thanks for trying Kabuki. I certainly feel Kabuki is the prime example of my work in comics. KABUKI: Metamorphosis probably being the best complete example of my work in comics as a writer and as an artist.

So it is ceratainly a personal investment as I created it.

But I see all of my DD works as a personal work as well, but in a more collaborative way.

The origin of the Kingpin story that I wrote in my first DD run as writer drew a lot form personal experience.

And the Wake Up story was a personal one for both Bendis and myself.

And there are certainly a lot of personal moments that I drew from in the Echo story. Especially of her as a child learning to navigate and decipher the world.

But the collaborative part is that all those stories are also told withing the perameters of the Marvel history and publishing structure.
So Kabuki is still naturally a much more personal venture as it is a 100% self generated and self guided.

I appreciate you taking the innitiative to read the new story.

If you get a chance to read any of the trades, let me know what you think.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 04, 2004 2:38 pm


Feel welcome to post your feedback about it.

And to post that crayon sketch

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 04, 2004 2:51 pm
MIKE D! wrote:

I picked it up, but I haven't read it yet. With bimonthly shipping books, I tend to sit on them until arcs are finished so I can read them in one sitting.

But I loved your DD stuff, so you've earned my trust to the point that I can wait to read a full arc and not be dissapointed.

To better equip myself to enter the world of Kabuki, I've sworn to buy the trades sequentially each week a new Icon Kabuki is released, so a dished out cash for both Kabuki #2 and Dreams.

Dreams was good stuff, btw.


Thanks! I appreciate the kind words
I'm glad you liked my DD work enough to continue to pick up all the new Kabuki issues!
And I'm happy that you are getting the trades to read first.
I think they'll get better to you as you go volume by volume until you work your way up to the new series.


Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 04, 2004 2:53 pm

If you are at Criminal Records, please tell them I say hello!

Re: Kabuki: the Alchemy #2 gets "Simply" reviewed!
Oct 04, 2004 4:14 pm


Re: Who thinks I should go to Wizard World Texas?
Oct 04, 2004 4:17 pm

Thanks all!

I should know today or tomorrow if I'm going. And I'll post it asap when I have it figured out.


David Thornton! Thanks for the B-day gift!
Oct 04, 2004 4:21 pm
It is awesome!

I can't wait to check it out.

That's very kind of you!
Exactly something that I'd like!

Just like the last documentary you sent me!

visit Thornton's site at davidmackguide.com!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 05, 2004 1:39 am
Noble wrote:
I've been getting Kabuki since the first Image issue, and I'm not about to stop now

On a side note, after Chicago my wife started reading Circle of Blood (and Fortune and Glory).

You guys may have finally broke the ice with her dislike of comics

I'm glad to hear that!

Re: So there are no Maleev Fans on this board....  
Oct 05, 2004 3:29 am

This Portland show is going to be great!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of Maleev's styles!

I just finished a Children's Book that I might bring as well.

Re: New comics.
Oct 05, 2004 1:43 am


I've heard this other places too. I don't think some stores are ordering enough to outlast the week.

I hope everyone will put in a polite request for the store to order enough for everyone.

And reorders ARE available for both #1 and #2.


Re: Alexander Not "Too Gay"
Oct 05, 2004 8:09 am

Sir Lawrence Olivier says it to Tony Curtis in Sparticus!

Re: Bendis Art
Oct 05, 2004 8:14 am


in 1993 I inked that f*cker over Brian's pencils.

Re: So there are no Maleev Fans on this board....
Oct 05, 2004 8:30 am

I signed in New York earlier this year.

I'm sure I'll do it next year as well.

I usually sign in NY at least once or twice a year.

Re: neener neener neener. now times 2
Oct 05, 2004 8:32 am

Did you see "My Invisible Friend" children's book I inlcuded in the KABUKI: Metamorphosis story?

More Children's books on the horizon

Mack signing at ComicBookWorld Nov 3
Oct 05, 2004 3:41 pm
I'll be signing at the Florence, KY location.

Probably mid afternoon to close.

Local residents look for commercials for it on TV in the next couple weeks.

All the students studying KABUKI: Metamorphosis in the NKU Literature class, feel welcome to bring your books to get signed.

Will have original art, prints, and all of my books.

Denny, you are welcome too! Probably around an hour drive from you.
And hope to see you at Mid-Ohio con too

It's a great store. Everyone is welcome.

Probably more info will be posted on davidmackguide.com when I hear any updates.

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 05, 2004 3:57 pm


Please tell Gabriel that I say hello!

Re: Kabuki #2 this week. Who's getting it?
Oct 05, 2004 3:59 pm

I hope they get some more issues in the store.
That's nice of him to say.
What else was said about me?

Re: i got 50 dollars....
Oct 05, 2004 4:07 pm


Since you've read all the others, I think you'll get a real kick out of the Scarab trade.

Re: MACK reference in Bendis book... (found one)
Oct 05, 2004 4:11 pm

I think Snapdragon and Kai are in there too.

Keep an eye open for more MOB/Powers characters/creators in the upcoming Kabuki issue/s

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