John Pannozzi wrote:
Mark Poulton told me that Mario sold Ant to the guy in charge of Arcana Studio, who proceded to sell it off to someone else (i.e. you). Is that true?
Also, would be comfortable with all the issues of Ant being summarized on the Savage Dragon Wiki?
And last, how about we see all three volumes of Ant collected?
Mario sold half of the character--and then I bought both halves.
ANT from Image can be mentioned--yes. ANT from Arcana and elsewhere? No. It won't be addressed or acknowledged and I don't have all of the rights beyond the Image stuff. There are characters in them which I don't own or have access to.
A trade is not in the cards. The series is, frankly, a mess. Five different writers over 11 issues contradicting and overstepping each other--writing things into and out of continuity. It's a minefield. My goal is going to be to address the mess--and move on.
The next volume all but starts things over. So much of her "life" was flashbacks and false memories it's hard to know where to begin and what to consider canon or not. She never really met anybody for the first time--everybody had already met her and she had forgotten about it. There were all kinds of hints to her mysterious past and no payoffs. So, in a way, it would be better to not dwell too much on what came before--and with all of the dead ends and unfinished plot lines it would be better not to collect it all.
I need to look forward--not back.
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