” Codename Baboushka’ is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller, in the sort of British tradition of ‘Modesty Blaise’, New Avengers and of course James Bond. It’s a book about Contessa Annika Malikova, the last of a noble Russian line and an enigmatic, mysterious figure in New York high society. “


” As we were developing ‘Umbral’, and I was delving into the mythology and legends, I had a sudden realisation. ‘Wasteland’ is about people who fervently believe new myths and legends, but they turn out to be false, whereas ‘Umbral’ is about people who reject ancient myths and legends, but they turn out to be true! “


” I’ve always loved ‘lived-in’ sci-fi. We take it for granted now, but it was a revelation in the late ’70s – ’80s, when movies like ‘Alien’, ‘Escape From New York’, and even ‘Star Wars’ introduced us to the idea that the future could, in fact, look old. “


” I was wrapping up my stint on ‘Daredevil’ co-writing with Andy Diggle during the Shadowland story, when Marvel asked if I was interested in doing something else with DD but a bit different. When they explained the purpose of the ‘Season One’ books, I was intrigued – I’m a big advocate of books for people new to the medium – and said yes. “


” Journalists constantly ask Metallica if the success of their new album means they’ve had ‘the call’ to record a Zeppelin cover album yet. “



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