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Hi, Mr. North! I just finished reading Midas Flesh #8 like, literally 5 minutes ago, and I was wondering what the most challenging part of working on that series was?

ryannorth:

Having all the pieces fit together!  I actually wrote the whole series all at once, because I wanted to ensure that it would work, and doing it in one giant two-month sprint gave me the option of being able to change something in Issue 5 if I found I needed it different in Issue 8.  

This is different from how I normally work in comics: generally Issue 1 is already out while I’m working on, say, Issue 3.  So things get set in stone much sooner! 

Also, having it all done when Issue 1 hit stands meant I had up to eight months to revise and polish the other issues, which always produces a stronger work!

HEY EVERYONE, ISSUE EIGHT CAME OUT YESTERDAY, CHECK IT OUT

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ryannorth:

Oh hey, by the way, no big deal but the final issue of The Midas Flesh has an Andrew Hussie variant cover!
Or, as Bleeding Cool put it, Speculation Corner: Variant Cover For Midas Flesh #8 About To Skyrocket:

No one has it available on eBay. Boom didn’t talk it up in Previews, nor did any of the creators involved actually mention it was coming. But today, a variant cover is being released that went totally under the radar and is likely to be worth way more than anyone ever expected.


Fear just makes his magic stronger!

ryannorth:

Oh hey, by the way, no big deal but the final issue of The Midas Flesh has an Andrew Hussie variant cover!

Or, as Bleeding Cool put it, Speculation Corner: Variant Cover For Midas Flesh #8 About To Skyrocket:

No one has it available on eBay. Boom didn’t talk it up in Previews, nor did any of the creators involved actually mention it was coming. But today, a variant cover is being released that went totally under the radar and is likely to be worth way more than anyone ever expected.

Fear just makes his magic stronger!

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panelsonpages:

Second up from Boom! is the finale we’re kinda sad to see. Simply because this has been tremendous.

Solicitation info below:

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The Midas Flesh #8 (FINAL ISSUE)

Writer(s): Ryan North
Artist(s): Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline

Ladies and gentlemen, the end is nigh… of THE MIDAS FLESH, that is. Our crew has done everything in their power to stop the universe from ending from the Midas curse, but were their efforts enough? Tune in for this finale that’s so crazy, you wouldn’t believe us if we spoiled it for you right now.

Out today, everyone!  LAST ISSUE :0

North has taken an incredibly tricky concept — one of a weapon (the Midas Flesh) that has a power so intense and far reaching that it’s difficult to calculate — and crafted an absolutely engaging and heart-stopping mini-series. Though this series was strong right out of the gate, it was hard not to be skeptical that the team could continue to deliver with such a complicated weapon at its heart, but deliver they have. By CBR’s review of Issue 7!  Awesome!

I have been real tentative to give this story a 5 star as I just couldn’t get over the sense that the story didn’t know if it wanted to be an adult story or a child’s story. I now realize that North wanted it to be both as the kids from the opening issue quite literally grow up as things move forward. These kids are now full-fledged adults and the whole of everything hangs in the balance as we approach the grand conclusion to what has been a fresh slice of joy in my comic reading. By CB’s review of Issue 7!  Glad we could win you over, James - and thanks for the 5-star review! :)