Another interview with Loners writer C.B. Cebulski has been posted. And with it, a peak at the cover to issue #4, based off of the movie poster for Weird Science.
On the cover concepts:
Cebulski: As an admitted John Hughes nut, I had the original idea which I suggest to editors Molly Lazer and Bill Rosemann. They shot it over to [cover artist Jason Pearson] who we knew was going to be doing the covers, and he batted it around for a bit and mulled over the posters. He finally decided he could make them truly unique by adding his own style and textures and he really changed them from simple homages to amazingly original pieces of art. He added things like the wonderful L.A. map background and text on issue one, and then the incredible chair imagery above Ricochet’s head on issue two! No one does it like Jason!!
On writing a cast of “forgotten” characters:
Cebulski: It’s been a blast! I’m a comic book geek if there ever as one and I read all the books starring these characters as they were coming out; Power Pack, Slingers, New Warriors, Darkhawk, Green Goblin… It’s a thrill for me to be able to write them all into one title. There are some new members coming too. We’ve already seen the Mattie Franklin Spider-Woman character in the first issue previews. Rumor has it the Gen Xer formerly know as Penance joins as well. 🙂 Plus, there is that mystery character that everyone keep guessing about that no one has gotten right yet. Plus, I just got approval for a villain’s appearance that will have people scratching their heads at first, then begging for more!
On the Loners’ role in the post-Civil War Marvel Universe:
Cebulski: They’re taking registering to the extreme. They decided to sign up, but it’s simply a gesture as they’re trying to get out of the game entirely. They want no part of the post-war antics that are going on in New York. But that said, L.A. is their turf now, and when some of the Civil War fallout spills over to the West Coast, what will they do?