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Were Annabelle and Ren created as a couple, or did you consider other love interests for them?

cullenbunn:

I didn’t create Ren as a love interest for Annabelle necessarily, but I think they go well together. At the time Ren was introduced, we knew the series was destined for cancellation. Had I had a little more time, I might have prolonged the courtship and thrown a few more obstacles in the way. 

Do you have a favorite moment from your run on Fearless Defenders?

Anonymous

cullenbunn:

Many, many favorites, but two compete for my absolute top spot. In issue 10, when Ren is introduced and she first starts dancing. And in issue 11, the tender moment between Ren and Annabelle.

I really enjoyed the idea of an all-female/mostly female cast in Fearless Defenders and hope that we start to see an increase in female heroes as women are slowly being represented more in comics as something other than eye candy. What do you feel were the biggest successes of the series and what would you do differently or improve upon if given another chance at a similar book?

Anonymous

cullenbunn:

Great question. There were so many things I was proud of with that book… but there were many, many things I might have done differently, too.

For me, the introduction of Annabelle Riggs and Ren Kimura is the thing I’m most proud of with the series as a whole. I thought they were both great characters (but, of course, I would). Hippolyta, too, was a character I was glad to bring back in a bigger way.

I also loved that we were able to tell some of the off-the-wall stories we were able to tell. The boyfirend issue. The dance issue. The issue with Annabelle in Valhalla. These were issues that I don’t think would have worked in any other comic.

When the series started, I planned out a much more in-depth outline for it, hoping it would last at least 18 - 20 issues, maybe more. With a longer outline, I was able to take my time getting to some of the big moments with Dani and Hippolyta (in particular), But when I found out the series would be ending sooner than I liked, I had a lot of time adjusting the outline. So, a lot of moments were skimmed over. That always made me feel like I let folks down.

If I were doing it over again, I would outline a little more tightly, making sure the story felt more “complete” with every 6 issue arc or so. 

Do you think Annabelle loved Valkyrie for who she was as a person, or for the fact that she was essentially Annabelle's life's work personified? Was it an infatuation born from being saved and plunged into this world of adventure, or was there something deeper there? (If this is something you want us to ponder ourselves I'll totes understand, I just love talking about these two. They're so interesting!!!!!)

Anonymous

cullenbunn:

Great question! And I think it is something best left to individual interpretation. My take on Annabelle was always that she acted on her impulses first and dealt with the fallout later. Seeing a Valkyrie (as you note, part of her life’s work)… especially one who had just saved her from zombie Vikings… took her breath away for a moment, so she acted. Some might say too quickly. Any other feelings she had developed pretty quickly from there. Annabelle is self aware enough to know that she always falls hard and fast anyhow. She pretty much admits that to Ren.

Apr 2
astro-kerrie:

James and I at Oz comic con Perth. I’m dressed as Valkyrie from the Fearless defenders and James is in his LARP gear haha. Was a fun day :)
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astro-kerrie:

James and I at Oz comic con Perth. I’m dressed as Valkyrie from the Fearless defenders and James is in his LARP gear haha. Was a fun day :)

Follow me on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/AstrokerrieCosplay

Or deviantart
http://astrokerrie.deviantart.com/

Apr 2

Annabelle Riggs. Unsuccessfully coping with the afterlife.

Annabelle Riggs. Unsuccessfully coping with the afterlife.

Apr 1
comicbookcosplay:

Danielle Moonstar by Daniele…. well, Dandi!  Come back New Mutants!
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comicbookcosplay:

Danielle Moonstar by Daniele…. well, Dandi!  Come back New Mutants!

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comicbookwomen:

Chris Bachalo

comicbookwomen:

Chris Bachalo

First Issue, Second Opinion: Fearless Defenders #1

littlehispanicspiders:

so ya’ll remember this ending from Fearless Defenders

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well guess who just showed up in Avengers World? That’s right she’s baaaaaaaccccckkkk:

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and seeing though she has the fucking boob window in both shots I almost feel bad about complaining about the art for FD