Posts tagged Nicola Scott

Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:


I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:

I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

Bleeding Cool reports that at the C2E2 DC Comics panel Nicola Scott explained what the original Earth 2 spin-off book was suppose to be…

Scott said that, yes, originally, Tom Taylor was going to write an Earth 2 spinoff Batman comic, before he was given the main book on Robinson’s departure…

Bleeding Cool reports that at the C2E2 DC Comics panel Nicola Scott explained what the original Earth 2 spin-off book was suppose to be…

Scott said that, yes, originally, Tom Taylor was going to write an Earth 2 spinoff Batman comic, before he was given the main book on Robinson’s departure…

Comicosity interviewed Nicola Scott at C2E2 about Earth 2. She had some interesting things to say about Val’s costume design.

Where with Val, Tom Taylor and I had been talking about him since Tom started, and we knew exactly emotionally what kind of impulse we wanted to give the readers. It was really important that his physical look, as well as his costume — because it would be a number of issues before we’d see him in his costume — really presented exactly who he is straight off the bat. He’s young. He’s slim. He has a sort of really sweet, non-aggressive face, and everything about him is just passive.

And when it came to designing his outfit, I said right away that I think we need to ditch the red and yellow as much as possible. I wanted to make it a blue and white outfit, because that’s something clean and fresh that will look beautiful with his skin tone. So, I submitted a number of designs. We were trying to get him cape-free. Tom and I both wanted him without a cape, but they kind of pushed. I did about three or four different designs and added a cape to each one. We played with the cape being red and being white.

We all agreed on this one particular design we really liked, but Tom tweaked it by putting that last bit by putting red in the background of the shield. It just sort of polished it off and made it look perfect. It was a great counterbalance to our old Superman, who also has red in the background of his shield. So, we have a black shield and a white shield fighting each other shortly.

The whole interview is quite interesting. She talks about designing or working with the design of most of the characters in the book, including the new Batman, Aquawoman, Red Tornado, and Doctor Fate.

CBR spoke with Nicola Scott on her lengthy run as Earth 2's artist. She had some interesting things to say about the plans for the series and how it will relate to the new weekly.

Yeah. We knew from the very beginning that the whole nature of Earth 2 was that it was going to be worse off than the regular universe just because it didn’t have the hero account. It won the first war, but that was at the expense of the primary superheroes. It was always going to be a bit scarred, and it was never going to fully recover. So that’s kind of been the point of the book ever since. It’s a world that’s under occupation, and it doesn’t quite know it yet. They’re just coming to terms with that fact and realizing they’re a little bit screwed. They’re asking, “What are we going to do about it?” which is why you see more and more superheroes popping up here and there.
So it’s always had that in the undercurrent, and from the very beginning there was a plan for a spinoff book that was about all that underground stuff. But as the book has developed and the ideas have come — well, you can have a lot of great ideas, but it takes time for things to really play out. Once that’s happened, you may find you like something in particular so other ideas get shelved for a while. The spinoff book has kind of been pushed back and pushed back, and now it’s going to be a weekly. Once the weekly is there, I think it’ll allow the primary book to feel a little more heroic. But then, I don’t actually know everything that’s happening with the weekly because they’re just about to nut it all out, and it’s not the book I’m working on either, so there’s only so much I have to know at any given stage.

I’m looking forward to seeing the main title becoming more heroic!

CBR spoke with Nicola Scott on her lengthy run as Earth 2's artist. She had some interesting things to say about the plans for the series and how it will relate to the new weekly.

Yeah. We knew from the very beginning that the whole nature of Earth 2 was that it was going to be worse off than the regular universe just because it didn’t have the hero account. It won the first war, but that was at the expense of the primary superheroes. It was always going to be a bit scarred, and it was never going to fully recover. So that’s kind of been the point of the book ever since. It’s a world that’s under occupation, and it doesn’t quite know it yet. They’re just coming to terms with that fact and realizing they’re a little bit screwed. They’re asking, “What are we going to do about it?” which is why you see more and more superheroes popping up here and there.

So it’s always had that in the undercurrent, and from the very beginning there was a plan for a spinoff book that was about all that underground stuff. But as the book has developed and the ideas have come — well, you can have a lot of great ideas, but it takes time for things to really play out. Once that’s happened, you may find you like something in particular so other ideas get shelved for a while. The spinoff book has kind of been pushed back and pushed back, and now it’s going to be a weekly. Once the weekly is there, I think it’ll allow the primary book to feel a little more heroic. But then, I don’t actually know everything that’s happening with the weekly because they’re just about to nut it all out, and it’s not the book I’m working on either, so there’s only so much I have to know at any given stage.

I’m looking forward to seeing the main title becoming more heroic!

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, Pete Pantazis, and covers by Gene Ha, and Mike Allred.
Oh man, that Mike Allred cover is gorgeous. I’d buy a JSA book from him any day. If you aren’t check out his Silver Surfer with Dan Slott. It is great.

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, Pete Pantazis, and covers by Gene Ha, and Mike Allred.

Oh man, that Mike Allred cover is gorgeous. I’d buy a JSA book from him any day. If you aren’t check out his Silver Surfer with Dan Slott. It is great.

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

CBR has a preview of Earth 2 #21 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott.

CBR has a preview of Earth 2 #21 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott.

Earth 2 May 2014 Solicitations

EARTH 2 #23
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
With Green Lantern resurrected, the heroes of Earth 2 go on the offensive against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips! As the heroes prepare an all-out assault, plans are put into motion for the Red Tornado to make one last, desperate attempt to stop Superman.

WORLDS’ FINEST #23
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Can Huntress and Power Girl at last return to Earth 2? Now that the duo know their home world still exists, the heroines debate whether to return!

WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 3: CONTROL ISSUES TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by ROBSON ROCHA, WAYNE FAUCHER and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from issues #13-18, Desaad and the Hellhounds of Apokolips are hunting Huntress and Power Girl, who may not survive the encounter! to find out what Desaad is really after, they must go deep underground and discover who is impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific!

DC COMICS EARTH 2: HAWKGIRL, SUPERMAN AND BATMAN ACTION FIGURES
Based on the designs of the hit monthly comic book EARTH 2. Batman, Superman and Hawkgirl continue the battle against the hordes of Apokolips to protect all life on their Earth as they know it!
BATMAN - 6.75”
SUPERMAN - 6.75”
HAWKGIRL - 6.6”
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
* Action Figures * $24.95 US • On Sale August 2014 * Allocations May Occur

The Telegraph ran a profile piece on Nicola Scott. With it was a nice quote from Tom Taylor:

I got pages from her last week and my jaw dropped.
For the first she was showing her version of Atlantis and it’s just stunning.
There’s a reason she is where she is.

The Telegraph ran a profile piece on Nicola Scott. With it was a nice quote from Tom Taylor:

I got pages from her last week and my jaw dropped.

For the first she was showing her version of Atlantis and it’s just stunning.

There’s a reason she is where she is.

CBR interviewed Tom Taylor about starting his run on Earth 2. Here is what he had to say about Doctor Fate.

Another character that I like is Khalid Ben-Hassin, the Doctor Fate of Earth 2. I was watching to see what you did, and you swiftly allowed Superman to open up a can of whoop ass on him — and he turns into a babbling mess. Are there some clues within his gibberish of what’s to come, or was he truly just babbling nonsense?
Absolutely, yes. There really is. He’s not just rambling. Sometimes he might be, sometimes he won’t be, but a lot of those words are going to have some meaning moving forward — some soon, some much, much, much later.
We had to do that to him. For me, it’s a bit of a short-hand. Superman’s vulnerability is magic. It made sense to me for Superman to come back and immediately, the first thing he does, is stomp on the head of the magic user, repeatedly.

CBR interviewed Tom Taylor about starting his run on Earth 2. Here is what he had to say about Doctor Fate.

Another character that I like is Khalid Ben-Hassin, the Doctor Fate of Earth 2. I was watching to see what you did, and you swiftly allowed Superman to open up a can of whoop ass on him — and he turns into a babbling mess. Are there some clues within his gibberish of what’s to come, or was he truly just babbling nonsense?

Absolutely, yes. There really is. He’s not just rambling. Sometimes he might be, sometimes he won’t be, but a lot of those words are going to have some meaning moving forward — some soon, some much, much, much later.

We had to do that to him. For me, it’s a bit of a short-hand. Superman’s vulnerability is magic. It made sense to me for Superman to come back and immediately, the first thing he does, is stomp on the head of the magic user, repeatedly.