An Interview with writer Pat Mills

 

How did you get the job as writer of Punisher 2099 and what do you recall about working on the series?

Pat: Marvel pitched the idea to a number of writers and Tony Skinner and myself came up with the scenario they liked best. I have very positive memories of working on the series. I think they liked our stories because we created convincing high-tech futuristic weapons for our character.

What recollections do you have about working with the artists on Punisher: Tom Morgan and Simon Coleby?

Pat: Excellent artists.

What recollections do you have about working with Editor Joey Cavalieri?

Pat: Joey was great.

How did you get the job of taking over Ravage 2099 and what do you recall about working on the series?

Pat: Stan Lee asked us if we would take over the series from him. I wasn't keen but my partner Tony Skinner was and he took the lead on writing it.

What recollections do you have about working with the artists on Ravage : Grant Miehm, Joe Bennett?

Pat: I wasn't keen on the Ravage artwork. It felt old-fashioned to me. This was one reason I wasn't keen on the character, but Tony did a truly excellent job of writing it. I'm still impressed by his fortitude. 

Why did you leave the 2099 books?

Pat:  Sales on 2099 eventually dropped so they may have wanted to change the writers to boost sales. This rarely works, but I guess was worth a try.

Any favorite character, cover, or story from your time on 2099

Pat: Public Enemy. He felt the public were to blame for all that was wrong in the world. I think that character had great potential.

 


 

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