I: Who else can we expect Eel O'Brian to cross paths with?
GS: First of all, nobody knows that Eel O'Brian is Plastic Man. The Justice League, the bad guys don't know, no one knows. And he ends up finding out that a group of the smartest super villains in the world have gotten together. And no one believes him. They just think he's bonkers. Basically it's up to him to stop this group from world domination.
GS: So just imagine the smartest villains in the DCU and you can probably come up with some of the cast members of this story (laughs), as well as some new characters that I've created too, including one in particular that I'm completely in love with and I hope will stick around for awhile.
I: Is it nice to have a compact, finite story tell in a six-issue miniseries, as opposed to doing an ongoing monthly?
GS: It is really nice but the truth is, even when I'm doing a monthly there are arcs and mini-arcs and there are things going on. It's just that I didn't want to leave too many things dangling at the end of this story. Whereas if I'm doing a monthly book, I can leave dangling things everywhere and balls in the air that I can pick up later.
I: You're working again with Adriana. She's been your partner before. Aaron Lopresti, your Wonder Woman/Conan artist, is doing the first cover. Are there other artists doing variant covers that you can tell us about?
GS: As soon as people found out this book existed, artists wanted to draw covers. So there are quite a few top names doing covers for us. DC is keeping some as a surprise but each issue will have a different variant cover from a different artist.
[Note: at this point, a DC Comics rep interrupts us to reveal that the artist behind the first issue variant is Amanda Conner, something Gail herself didn't know]
GS: I didn't even know about Amanda doing a cover, so that's a pleasant surprise. And I love Amanda's sense of humor so this is going to be good!
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