Friday, September 29, 2006

Speaking of women writing comic books...


Tamora Pierce's self-proclaimed dreaded spouse-creature, Tim Liebe made sure I knew about the upcoming White Tiger comic book that the two of them are writing. It looks gorgeous, it sounds thrilling...I'm getting it!

Thank you Tim!

Here's the link to the page with all the info...White Tiger

Maybe when I'm pencilling at Marvel in a couple of years (details on my drawing are over at 'I Wanna Be a Comic book Artist" on the sidebar), I'll get to work with them! A housewife can dream, can't she?

14 Comments:

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Timothy said...

Dawn - thank you very much for the entry! :)

We're looking forward to hearing your comments on the comic once it's out in November - whether that's really November or "October b/c sales end in November" like most magazines, I'm not really sure ;) ,

Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's upcoming White Tiger comic

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Ragnell said...

November.. :( I'd heard it was coming out in October.

 
At 5:10 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Too long a wait either way. I've gotten all excited and so it should be in my hands NOW damnit!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Timothy said...

Ragnell - that's what WE heard originally, too! Then it got put back to November - maybe due to the difficulties co-ordinating between Tammy and I while moving upstate (at the same time Tammy's supposed to be writing BLOODHOUND), artist Phil Briones who lives in France, and our Marvel editor Ruwan Jayatilleke was also shepherded the popular HALO graphic novel (requiring coordination between Marvel, Bungie Software, Microsoft AND the creative team!) at the same time he was editing us.

In some ways it's a relief, b/c it gave us an extra couple weeks to rewrite, edit, do color notes and go back and forth on pencils. So be patient, please - it may not be quicker, but it'll sure be better! :)

Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's upcoming White Tiger comic

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Gail Simone said...

I'm am DYING for this book, dangnabbit!

Gail

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Oh me too and it's all that freakin' Tim's fault.

I think it's the book that's going to finally bring me back full fledged comic book geekdom. I called up a sorta local comic book store today to see if they sold new books so I could get them to put a copy aside for me when it came in (the answer was no, they don't carry new books but they do order in for customers with accounts).

But now I have to go back and read Daredevil to find out who this chick is. Last time I read it J.R.JR. penciled and Ann Nocenti wrote it. I'm a bit behind the times. :)

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Timothy said...

>But now I have to go back and read Daredevil to find out who this chick is. <

Somewhere, I think Tammy has a copy of the DD issues we considered germane to writing WHITE TIGER, including Bendis's establishing Angela as Hector's (the original White Tiger's) niece, and as a FBI Agent who got his amulets when he died. If I get that, I'll post the issue numbers and appropriate trades here....

As for being MY fault? :D Hey, I'm co-writer on ONE of Tammy's projects! In some ways the least time-consuming one - given TERRIER's 600 pages long, though Tammy swears BLOODHOUND will be "much shorter" (is that Ragnell I hear snickering across the tubes? ;) )....

Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce - and co-author of Marvel's upcoming WHITE TIGER comic!

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Tamora Pierce said...

>>though Tammy swears BLOODHOUND will be "much shorter" (is that Ragnell I hear snickering across the tubes? ;) ).<<

That's me saying "wait till you come home, Sparky!"

Actually, Dawn, he's not my "self-proclaimed Dreaded Spouse-Creature." I proclaimed him that. Kids always protest when I name him that when I speak, until I point out that they have dads, or brothers, or uncles, or cousins, and they've seen that thing first thing in the morning, with the hair (pointing to my head), and the hair (pointing to my chin), and the hair (pointing to my back), and the scratching, and the noises--if that isn't a Creature, what is? Then they get it.

I'm disappointed it's November, too, because the suspense is killing Tim and me (we've been working on this a long time, and we'd love to give Gail a small return on all the reading she's given us! But the book will be the better for the delay, and unless there's a screw-up somewhere else, everything will be on time. There won't be a screw-up on the art end (knock on wood)--Phil Briones is a penciling fool, and has been turning around rough pencils almost as soon as we hand over the script.

I join my thanks to Tim's--thanks for the mention!

Tammy

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I have one of those creatures myself though the hair on the head is becoming less of an issue as the years pass. :D

And it was my pleasure to mention the book. It looks like it's going to be fun!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Timothy said...

Dawn - I owe you a list, and I'm sorry I haven't finished it yet. Turns out all we'd done is tag the DD back issues we felt germane so we could refer to them, and neither of us did a written list.

I'll post that list once I've finished it,

Best,
Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's upcoming White Tiger comic

 
At 5:48 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Wow, thanks Tim. That's really kind of you.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Timothy Liebe said...

Dawn, it's done - finally!

Here it is:

DD eps germane to WT:

DD 38 - 40 - Hector Ayala arrested for murder, trial, conviction, death

DD 44 - mention of "Officer del Toro" (male? Angela's relative?)

DD 45 - introduction of Special Agent Driver (pre-Angela as partner)

DD 47 - introduction to Sano, Driver in flashback w/Kingpin (again pre-Angela)

DD 48 - Agent Driver questions Murdock in his bedroom, sees Milla sleeping there

DD 49 - Agent Driver arrests Bullseye after DD beats the crap out of him

DD 56 - Murdock gets an (unsuccessful) intervention by Cage, Spidey, Strange and Reed Richards
Driver is shown surveilling Murdock
Murdock confronted by Sano

DD 57 - Murdock fights (as Murdock), beats Sano while Driver and FBI surveillance van watch
FBI backup shows, Murdock disappears - Driver comes out of van and sees Murdock gone
Milla tells BUGLE's Ben Urich she and Matt are married

DD 58 - Driver and "Special Agent del Toro" on Yakuza Task Force interrogate Sano - ANGELA'S FIRST APPEARANCE! (Driver calls him "Sano Orii")

DD 59 - Sano gets out of jail while Driver & Angela, in Driver's car, watch - Driver references Angela being his new partner
Driver bad-mouths Matt to Angela ("Murdock is a piece of crap - he's clearly Daredevil" yada yada yada), Angela disagrees w/him
Yakuza shoot up Driver's and Angela's car, blow up car, killing Driver - Angela gets clear and shoots back
Ben Urich and Foggy reference "Yakuza gone wild" in aftermath of Driver's death
Matt visits Cage, apologizes for his behavior during the intervention and asks for Cage's help - Cage forgives him and agrees to help
Sano at hangout spews large plans - when DD, Cage, Iron Fist and Spider-Man come callin'!

DD 60 - DD, Cage, Iron Fist and Spider-Man clean Sano's Yakuzas', and Kingpin's former minions', clocks
DD tells Sano to pop his MGH so DD can beat the crap out of him one-on-one (Sano calls himself "Sano Ren" here)
DD and Sano fight, DD turns beaten Sano over to cops
- Sano confesses killing Driver and where the MGH lab is (under duress?)
- Street cops, unlike Feds, are good w/how DD does things
- DD tells cops to apologize to Angela for not saving Driver's life
Milla confronts Matt over what Foggy told her of Karen Page's death (GOOD ONE, FOGGY!), leaves Matt

DD 61 - 64 - Black Widow shows up in Matt's apartment hiding from US Government
BW tries to get back together w/Matt, Matt tells her he's still married even though Milla filed for annulment

DD 64 - Matt signs annulment and gives to Milla in person, telling her he still loves her

DD 65 - Fury offers Matt a job w/SHIELD, Matt says "No", Fury says "Offer's still open"
DD 65 - Angela is on Task Force Murdock (as was Driver? unclear)

DD 67 - Angela investigates murder in strip club related to "former Kingpin" Bont (who kidnaps Matt to prove he's DD)
DD 68 - Angela reaches out to Matt re: WT amulets for the first time (Foggy seems to have a crush on her)
- Angela explains she's Hector's niece (Matt wouldn't KNOW this already?)

DD 69 - Flashback to DD, Spider-Man and Hector as WT meeting and fighting Doc Ock
Continuation of scene in DD 68 where Angela asks for Matt's help (confirms Hector's sister Awilda from 70s WHITE TIGER is her Mom, and references Hector's trial and death)
- Angela says she ASKED to be put on the Murdock Task Force
- Angela says she's planning to quit the FBI
- Matt has her meet him at St. Catherine's at 11 PM - shows up as DD and gives her her first lesson (jumping across street, fighting him)

DD 70 - Continuation of scene in DD 69 - DD and Angela fight, and Angela gets to whale on DD some
- DD brings her along to foil a bodega robbery - and leaves her to do it herself, which she does very well!
- "That's why - costume's a symbol. Good luck." - DD
Angela finds Matt chained up and beaten up in DD outfit, Bont (who took MGH) dead from a heart attack after not breaking Matt's will
FBI (w/out Angela - bunch of guys I don't recognize) neither accepts nor refutes Foggy's and Matt's story that Bont must've believed what he read in the GLOBE, and tortured Matt as a result

DD 76 - Kingpin tells Ben Urich he's negotiating w/FBI, claims to have "The Murdock Papers" (written evidence Matt's DD)
Milla shows up at Matt's office, wanting to reconcile
Foggy sees BUGLE headline of Fisk's tell-all

DD 77 - FBI Director tells Angela he's going to deal w/Fisk to get Matt
- Fires(!) Angela when she objects
Black Widow tries to intercede for Matt at SHIELD, is told by Acting Director Maria Hill Matt's going down
Matt and Milla are sleeping together when Electra shows up!

DD 78 - Matt and Electra fight and Electria tells Matt to turn on his TV
Milla freaks and runs outside in her underwear
- FBI "National Director" is on TV saying he expects to have evidence to bring Matt down
Kingpin makes the FBI ND squirm for a bit before agreeing to help him
Widow shows on rooftop and she and Electra have a bit of a squabble before agreeing to join forces and help Matt
ANGELA shows up to help out (boy, that is one crowded rooftop!) - says she's out of the FBI, and wants to help
Bullseye goes for Electra w/his playing card of death

DD 79 - DD throws Angela off the roof so she breaks her arm and is out of the fight (nice guy)
DD asks Widow to find Milla, get her out of the country
DD and Electra kick the crap out of Bullseye
- But Bullseye manages to kill a female bystander first
DD is shot by one of Kingpin's people so he'll have to go to Night Nurse and the FBI can arrest him there
- There are NO "Murdock Papers" - Kingpin made the whole thing up to get out!
- Kingpin has FBI ND pressure Ben Urich to reveal Night Nurse's location

DD 80 - Matt is arrested by the FBI at Night Nurse's

DD 81 - FBI ND has his people arrest Kingpin
FBI ND tells Ryker's Island Warden he intends to leave Matt and Kingpin in there to kill each other(!)

DD 81 - First Appearance of DD 2.0 (some guy running around in DD's outfit, pretending to be him)

DD 87 - Matt, having escaped Ryker's Island with Punisher's help, confronts DD 2.0 - who turns out to be Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist
- Danny was hired by persons unknown (he assumed Foggy, but was wrong) to impersonate Matt

Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's upcoming White Tiger comic

 
At 4:25 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Oh, would you mind if I put your list in a post (all credit to you)? I thought it might make for a good build up to the release. I'm not exactly a blog with huge hits but I wouldn't mind being a small part of the promotion for your book.

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger Timothy Liebe said...

Dawn, go ahead. :)

Just be aware some of the issues are very tangential to what we're doing, and are there b/c they filled in some background on a character or situation for us than will have an actual impact on our story....

Best,
Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's upcoming White Tiger comic

 

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