Beethovenís ninth symphony is his last and strongest symphony, the culmination of all his previous works. There is a finality to it and a freedom to that finality.
-- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #9
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SCARAB #8 in stores TODAY! THU, 9/6/01, 5:24 a.m.

Send me letters on what you think about this issue!
If I get them quick enough, I will print them in the KABUKI 1/2 that Image is publishing this month.

SCARAB #8...mysteries revealed!!!

I'm really looking forward to hearing about what you think of this issue. There are a couple parts that may make you look back at some of the early issues on Metamorphosis (Kabuki 1-9). Especially issue #3, I think.
And there will be sections with each of the Noh Agents featured. And you do learn about answers to some of the questions posed in the Metamorphosis story.
So I would suggest to any Scarab fans who have not read Metamorphosis (Kabuki 1-9) that they read it before reading Scarab #8.
But I ask of you, Please, PLEASE do not post any spoilers from Scarab #8 on the message board or anywhere else on the Net. Please do not even post the spoilers with spoiler warnings.
I do really want to hear what your feedback is to this issue and the Scarab story as a whole, but please post messages about it that do not give ANYTHING away.

Re: This part made me drool...
THU, 9/6/01, 3:40 p.m. - In Response To: This part made me drool... (Kristina)
"I will eventually do an oversize collection book of every Kabuki cover painting ever done. With sketches and commentary."

Oversize! Yum! Gotta love those Kabuki covers.

He said in the interview that the Meta tpb would be out in August. Is it out and I missed it? If it's MIA, does anyone have an idea of when it will be on the shelves? Thanks!


Hi Kristina,

THe Meta tpb ships in like two weeks.


Re: Scarab 8 comments
THU, 9/6/01, 6:17 p.m. - In Response To: Scarab 8. No spoilers (Victor Destefano)

Hey Victor,

Thanks for the feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and your perspective.

I appreciate the "it feels Japanese" comment about the ending to this story. ANd your comments about the differences in traditions of story and cinema in East and West.

The outline of this story (and the ending) stayed true to the way I outlined it about five years ago. And the story (including the ending) was indeed influenced by eastern (both Japanese and Chinese) cinema, folktales, and story traditions, that I was immersed in at that time. There were several times in the past year when I questioned myself about the possibility of changing it, (for reasons you can probably understand after reading it) but I felt that I had to stay true to the story, and the character, and any change in that ending would have felt like a comprimise or an easy way out.

I'm very pleased that this issue was your favorite, and that you enjoyed the different art styles. I'm very happy about this Scarab story. I'm pleased that the entire story has its own flavor, and that each single issue has its own pace and tone and ambiance, different from the preceeding Scarab issues. I think that each issue reads at different speeds, different depths, and on different character levels, and on different emotional levels. I'm lucky that I have readers adventurous enough to stick with a story that changes and evolves in these regards from issue to issue.

And as different as it is, the story fits into and enriches the preceeding Kabuki stories with new info from a new perspective. So on those levels it succeeds for me.
And of course Rick's art adds a wonderful and rich new dimension to the world of all of these characters. I owe a big thanks to him.

Re: A question David re: Scarab 8 Art
FRI, 9/7/01, 8:30 p.m. - In Response To: A question David re: Scarab 8 Art (AH)

Hi Anna,
Good to hear from you again. Good to see you in San Diego.

First of I LOVED #8.
I'm Glad! Thanks.
Yukio is back  You just made me very happy. I wrote to Rick to ask about buying some art from that issue and he told me to email you... err and I don't have an email address so I have to do this here. I hope you don't mind. If you could get back to me I'd really appreciate it
I'll have to get back to you about selling any of the art from that issue. A friend of mine bought the entire issue of original pages of Scarab #1, and he said that when I get #8 back from the printer, that he wanted to buy each and every page of that one too. So when I get it back from the printer I promised to give him first dibs on the art.

But if for any reason, he has changed his mind, I will post that on this message board to get your attention.

Glad you liked Ryan's cover too.

Thanks for reading.


all the best and again... great book


p.s. Ryan'a cover is amazing!

MACK & BENDIS in NY Sept 14,15 Next week!
FRI, 9/7/01, 11:29 p.m.

THis is the NY con at ST Paul's Church.

Go to for all the info.

Bendis, Andy Lee, Anh and Me (Mack), will be there both days of the show (Fri and Sat), and will sign all of our comics you want to bring, and we will have tons of T-shirts, prints, original art, books, back issues, hardcovers, and more.

Also, NY is great, so take the trip.


Re: yo Andy Dimmit!
SUN, 9/9/01, 8:30 p.m. - In Response To: yo Dave (Andy)


It is great to hear from you! I hope you are doing well.
I didn't see you on the con scene much lately. I hope you will be doing more comic book work. I love your work. Let me know what you are working on.

Very good to hear from you. Welcome to the board. Don't be a stranger. Please feel free to promote here any new projects that you may be doing.

And give me a call some time if you want. I'd definitly like to hear what you are up to.

Warmest regards,


Dimitt here,
hey bro...just stumbled in here in the wee hours...thought i give you a shout out. Christian told me spoke with you at Chicago con...hope it wasn't too painful for you..he he.

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