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Madureira would love to revisit Battle Chasers … maybe … eventually

Battle Chasers Anthology

Joe Madureira says he would like to return to Battle Chasers, his wildly popular but famously never-completed fantasy series. Maybe. A long time from now.

Debuting in 1998, the WildStorm/Cliffhanger title was plagued by now-legendary delays, including a 16-month gap between issues 6 and 7, before disappearing with Issue 9 which, appropriately enough, ended on a cliffhanger. That was nine years ago. The comic re-emerged in August with the solicitation for a $100 hardcover collection initially set for release last week. Now, however, the Battle Chasers Anthology is shooting for release on Dec. 1. Or Dec. 15.

Interviewed ahead of his appearance at last weekend’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Madureira was asked about the collection, and the chances of the characters’ return.

“I’m totally excited about the release of the hardcover,” he told The Austin Chronicle. “Over the years I’d always hear from fans that had trouble locating some of the issues. This is the first time it’s all been collected into one volume. We’ll see what kind of reception it gets. I’d love to do something with the characters again someday, but it’s a long way off. I have creative-ADD, too much stuff lined up before then!”

Until then, fans will have to be content with the hardcover, which debuts … soon.

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No kidding, just yesterday I was rambling through some old long boxes and found all of my BATTLE CHASERS issues.

But I have no realistic expectations of seeing the series continue at any point, unfortunately…

12 years already? Man, we are getting old.

funkygreenjerusalem

November 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Over the years I’d always hear from fans that had trouble locating some of the issues. This is the first time it’s all been collected into one volume. We’ll see what kind of reception it gets.

Imagine the treat it would be for fans if the $100 collection actually had an ending of sorts!

I have creative-ADD, too much stuff lined up before then!

So did Rob Liefeld in the 90′s.

Ideas are cheap.
Great creators are the one’s who can see their ideas through to completion.

$100 for an incomplete story only nine issues long? Are they serious?

funkygreenjerusalem

November 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

$100 for an incomplete story only nine issues long? Are they serious?

Having been a hit artist since he was in high school, I don’t know that Joe Mad lives in the same reality we do.

I have to admit really liking the art and still do and kind of curious where it was all going, but there’s no way I’d come close to springing for this hardcover especially considering one of those issues only had 8 pages from Madureira and Adam Warren’s back up feature was both a better story and was longer the main portion.

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