Comicbook World #28

Okay, try to follow me... Comics writer Mark Sable writes a book for BOOM! Studios called Unthinkable about a government thinktank that comes up with worst-case terror scenarios. hyjinx ensue when they start to see those scenarios come true. so dude was detained at the airport by TSA, who read the script (for a company called BOOM!) and weren't sure what was real and what was fiction...

“The minute I saw the faces of the agents, I knew I was in trouble. The first page of the Unthinkable script mentioned 9/11, terror plots and the fact that the (fictional) world had become a police state. The TSA agents then proceeded to interrogate me, having a hard time understanding that a comic book could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone actually wrote scripts for comics.
“I cooperated politely and tried to explain to them the irony of the situation. While Unthinkable blurs the line between fiction and reality, the story is based on a real-life government think tank where a writer was tasked to design worst-case terror scenarios. The fictional story of Unthinkable unfolds when the writer’s scenarios come true, and he becomes a suspect in the terrorist attacks."
Dick Cheney would be so proud...
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4 comments:

Rodbuddah said...

When your work can take it there like THAT, then you have a book that'll sell like hotcakes!!

samax said...

that's what i said... i mean, if i ever get detained by the law over my comics, it's going above the title in ALL CAPS!

Vee (Scratch) said...

I just picked this title up on some random curiosity-cool artwork-let me try something new on Wednesday thing.
Interesting back story.

samax said...

one of the reasons i would work for publishers is for the comps.

on my budget, i can't get every book. but the concept behind this book is fire!

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