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Comics International monkeying around

12/09/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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In latest issue of comics industry trade paper, Comics International, writer Karl Kesel, artist Ramon Bachs and editor Steve Wacker talk to CI about making monkeys out of superheroes in Marvel Ape while an Apes in Comics feature provides the lowdown on four colour primates.

CI issue 207 goes on sale September 29th 2008. Featuring four alternate covers, the 100-page issue also contains Selling Captain America to the World, in which comic book creators offer their views on how those outside America might react to the in-development movie that features Marvelís patriotic superhero in action during World War II.

Other features include the writer/artist team of Joshua Ortega and Liam Sharp discussing Gears of War, DC/WildStormís tie-in with Microsoftís soon-to-be-released sequel to its computer game. Vertigoís new Unknown Soldier faces tribal genocide and other horrors in 21st century Uganda.

Joshua Dysart and artist Alberto Ponticelli reveal the work and passion that went into melding comicbook fiction with real life tragedy. Jason Wilsonís Smuggling Vacation has caused a stir in the British media and the cartoonist discusses the genesis of his controversial debut graphic novel.

Writer Peter Milligan plumbs The Depths as he offers his thoughts on Namor and reveals the outlines his Sub-Mariner six-parter for Marvel. El Diablo is being revived and writer Jai Nitz reveals his intentions for the new version of DCís 1960s hero. Artist Phil Hester talks about the project from his point of view while also discussing Golly, the series he is writing for Image.

Thunderbirds are Go! CIís examination of TV SF in British comics continues with the third in a six-part series devoted to strip spin offs from Gerry Anderson shows. This time the focus is the rescue drama series that made SuperMarionation a household word.

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