What brought you to Spectrum
I believe the editor of the line was Scott Fulop. He kept
calling the studio for my then studio mate, Rob Liefeld, whom, as
I recall, he wanted to do The Shield. Rob, as I remember, wasn't
all that interested, but we hood-winked Scott into taking a look
at a proposal from me.
Were you asked to take on
the Fox, or did you decide that's what you wanted?
No, he was the character I wanted. He was one with the least
amount of exposure.
Were you supposed to write
or draw it? (or both)
Never got that far, but I would have preferred to do both.
What was the Fox going to
look like in this form?
Like he always did. Like the Black Panther--completely black
costume, maybe with red eyes, I don't recall.
What was the story on the
Fox that you were going to do(characterization, origin?)
I don't recall. I do know that I used my notes on the Fox when
I created ShadowHawk, so you could say that this was one of
Why did the line get
I'm not sure. I do know that Scott told us that the publishers
saw some of Kelly's pages and freaked. They had no idea what they
were getting into and put a quick halt to it when they found out.
I don't know if that's true, but that's what we were told.
Did you have any stories
drawn (if you were indeed the artist)? And how many were
No, it never got that far. I had some notes--and the
beginnings of a series synopses, but that's it.
What kind of research did
you have to do on the Fox before getting your basic ideas down?
Research? The characater was a poor man's Bat Man. All you had
to do was take whatever elements you didn't like about Bat Man
and work with them--it just wasn't all that deep.