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post Jun 13 2008, 08:26 AM
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post Jun 13 2008, 07:56 PM
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Lethal Instinct: Starchild is a 4-issue mini series planned to be released later this year by Lynx Comics.

Here is an older interview with Newsarama's Chris Arrant that gives a better look at what to expect from the series.

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TALKING TO BART THOMPSON ABOUT LETHAL INSTINCT
by Chris Arrant

In the aftermath of the Alias Enterprises' refocusing their efforts onto the Christian bookstore market, titles like Lethal Instinct were left up in the air. In this title's case, publishers were quick to pick up on the opportunity and Arcana Studios has signed up to produce a collected edition of the first Lethal Instinct series and initiate work on the second volume, a four issue miniseries entitled Lethal Instinct: Starchild.

Created by Rômulo Soares, the Lethal Instinct books center around a homicide cop with a dark secret: lycanthropy.

That means he's a werewolf.

Frank Aaron shares his secret only with his partner and a friend who's a doctor. Aaron is keeping the secret for all the normal reasons, but also to ensure his promotion into "The Special" Division", which deals with paranormal cases affecting those like himself.

Joining Soares for the series is writer Bart. A Thompson and artist Rivaldo Gama. Newsarama spoke with series writer Bart A. Thompson about the new miniseries.

Newsarama: For those who haven't read volume 1 of Lethal Instinct, can you encapsulate that for us?

Bart A. Thompson: Volume 1 was subtitled Full Moon Over Blackstone, where we were introduced to Detective Frank Aaron of Blackstone City’s “Homicide Prime” unit who also happens to be a werewolf. Two hundred years ago an onyx colored meteorite landed in the area giving the city not only its name, but causing mutations with the residents over the years. About 35% of Blackstone’s population has special abilities, though most of them are very low class powers. A crime boss secures a piece of the meteorite and uses it to use it to enhance his own special abilities. Murders, kidnappings, secret cults, and werewolf action are all contained within!

NRAMA: So what's Frank Aaron up to in volume 2, Lethal Instinct: Starchild?

BAT: After losing his partner and best friend but gaining control of his Lycanthropy, Frank is struggling with inner demons about himself, his past, his work, and more. There is talk that he may be facing a promotion that he’s been working his whole career for. He’s struggling with the feelings he is starting to develop for his new partner, Ingrid Jensen, who was supposed to be temporary but after the events of volume one she’s become permanent.

NRAMA: What exactly is the "Homicide Prime" unit, and what does Frank do there?

BAT: Blackstone Police Department’s Homicide division is separated into eight units with about ten detectives each. Blackstone City is separated into seven zones and each unit is given a number and a zone to cover. While Homicide units 2 through 8 are assigned zones, Homicide 1 covers Blackstone as a whole depending on the case or other possible factors. Over the years Homicide 1 has been dubbed Homicide Prime and they’re sort of the superstars of the division.

NRAMA: Can you tell us about the case and murderer Frank's after?

BAT: Secretly being a werewolf, Frank has been able to breeze through his cases with heightened senses and raw strength. This latest murderer has become frustrating as the killer leaves biological trace samples, but the laboratories can’t seem to get a genetic match on who or what he is. The cases themselves are odd because usually a serial killer will have a particular type for their victims, but this one seems to span all genders, races, ages, and walks of life. When Frank finally encounters this murderer, he’s stronger, faster, and more primal, yet very educated, proper, and civilized.

NRAMA: Can you tell us about the other characters in the mix for this story?

BAT: Captain Joe Pierce and the aforementioned Detective Ingrid Jensen return for this arch. The new addition for this volume is CSI/Corner Stephanie Clark who is also a work-a-holic like Frank and is vying for the position of love interest. We’re trying to elaborate more on the main characters this arch, but we’ll increase the roster more in volume three.

NRAMA: Who's doing the artwork on volume 2?

BAT: That would be the talented Rivaldo Gama and the Lynx Studio staff!

NRAMA: Can you talk a little about your impressions on Rivaldo Gama's/Lynx Studo’s work on the series?

BAT: I’ve been very pleased with Rivaldo’s work on Lethal Instinct Volume 1 had a lot of growing pains in every category, but we all really stepped our game up for Volume 2. Now the art and the story are a lot more solid and concise, and they compliment each other well. There was a small issue with certain panels with lots of dialogue being drawn too small within the first issue, but our letterer took care of that problem.


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post Jun 13 2008, 08:30 PM
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I have about 24 archs already planned and in various forms of scripting, notes, and outlines. But for a quick look at what's to come:

Season 1
01- Full Moon Over Blackstone
02- Starchild
03- New WhiteChapel
04- Angel of Mercy
05- Quake
06- (Starchild 2/Brother's Keeper)


Season 2
07- (Wolf Hearts)
08- (Chinatown)
09- (Monster Mash)
10- (Return of Spiders)
11- (Ancient Werewolf)
12- (Starchild 3)


All are 4 issue mini series/archs/volumes. All about 22 pages each. Titles in parenthesis are not final.


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AlexApprobation
post Jun 22 2011, 01:04 AM
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Lethal Instinct Volume 1 has been added to the Arcana website! More news when I get it...


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post Oct 5 2012, 03:49 AM
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Lethal Instinct TPB 01 is available via Arcana Comics



Ordering info:
Bookstore ISBN: 978-1-926914-39-8
Comic Shop Diamond Code: OCT110797
Amazon.com Order Link

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