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1) What are your own origins Joe? And when did you know that you wanted to be a creator? My father was born in Sicily and my mother was from Brooklyn. I was raised in North East NJ. I haven't moved more than a mile from where I was brought up in 41 years. I knew at an early age -- maybe 10 -- that I enjoyed drawing and telling stories. I created Shadowflame when I was 13 or 14. So, I have been dreaming of this for some time.
The Mighty Titan'? I was diagnosed with kidney cancer at 33 years old. When I was recovering from surgery I came up with an idea for an invulnerable character that had a human alter-ego that got cancer and how he would deal with that. I know that before I had cancer I felt like I was invulnerable. Like nothing could hurt me. Then I was diagnosed and I haven't felt that way since.
3) In your own words, how would you describe this comic book, what formats does it come in, and how in the hell did you get Jerry Ordway to draw the cover? Ha! I asked. I explained what I was doing and Jerry said yes to drawing the cover. I was psyched! The Kickstarter had a special "Backer's Cut" which will have a lot of extra stuff in it that the regular comic doesn't have. Behind the scenes stuff and just fun stuff that I like to see in a comic. The regular issue is a standard comic that I have slated as a 5 Issue Mini-series. There is an opening for an issue 6. But we'll see how this one goes first.
4) If ‘Titan' was a piece of music or an object, what would it be and why? I write almost all of my comics to Slayer's 'Reign in Blood'. No. Seriously. But, if the book had a soundtrack I would say it is 'Piece of Mind' by Iron Maiden.
6) What is the main difference between this comic book and your other book 'Ripperman'? Ripperman is a creature of vengeance. He isn't really a superhero in the traditional sense. He is a metaphysical being that was created by both God and the devil to exact vengeance on people who have otherwise escaped their deserved ends. Titan doesn't kill. He is an honorable hero. He is a hero that people look up to.
8) During your time in this field of work, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead? The new fans that I meet. Especially the ones that didn't know me before. They just picked up the book in the store and hit me up on Twitter to tell me they really liked my work. That keeps be going. Other than that my family of course.
9) Is it just me, or does 'The Mighty Titan' look a bit like Jericho from DC's 'New Titans'? Ha! Maybe the cape! I am a big George Perez fan so it might be subliminal. No mutton chops though.
Hmmmmmm. Chops. I feel hungry now. So before I go off and a fill my own face, you know what to do dear reader, don't you? Correct. Visit Joe's website, www.jgmcomics.com, then do the tweet-tweet and face-face thing. Oh! And you might be interested in checking out his blog and kickstarter campaign too. God Bless.