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Interview: Andy Diggle Talks About His New Series - UNCANNY

Find out what you have to look forward to this month.

Andy Diggle has a new series coming out this month. UNCANNY debuts from Dynamite Entertainment on June 26. The series will focus on a man named Weaver that has the uncanny ability to steal other people's skills and memories for a brief time. Living his life as a professional gambler and con-man, he'll soon find everything he knows change as he gets pulled into a bigger and more dangerous world where it turns out he's not the only one with special abilities.

We asked Andy a few questions to find out more about the series.

Comic Vine: Where did the idea of UNCANNY come from?

Andy Diggle: Dynamite pitched me the basic premise - this operative with the ability to steal other people's skills or abilities for a limited time - and I just ran with it!

CV: Is this a limited series or an ongoing?

AD: We're launching with a 6-issue arc and we'd love to continue if it finds an audience.

CV: What is the world or setting Weaver lives in? Can we assume 'superheroes' don't exist?

AD: No spandex, but Weaver soon learns that he isn't the only "special" out there. It's a fairly grounded noir thriller with supernatural elements. You won't see people shooting laser beams out of their eyes or anything like that.

CV: Will Weaver work alone or team up with another character?

AD: He's always been a loner but he's forced to team up as the story progresses. That's a source of friction.

CV: Who came up with the character design for Weaver and others? Aaron Campbell?

AD: That was all Aaron [Campbell].

CV: What sort of danger or threats will Weaver be facing?

AD: That would be telling! Babes, bullets and bad-asses to start with - until things start to get much weirder...

CV: If you could steal borrow someone else's memories and abilities, who would be your first choice?

AD: I'd steal Cormac McCarthy's writing talent!

Here's a look at some penciled and finished pages, to get an idea of what you can expect.

Don't miss out on Andy Diggle's new series. On sale June 26. Let your comic shop know you need a copy.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Noir thriller with supernatural elements + Andy Diggle = SOLD!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by TheUnN4med

Wow, looks aweosme!! I will follow this!

Posted by Mucklefluga

Very, very interesting. I love what i've read of Diggle so i may buy the single issues.

Edited by Med

I was afraid this was going to be another X-Book. Glad to see that it's not and that it looks pretty good.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Will Diggle be writing the first issue then passing the work off to Campbell and jumping ship?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@ptigrusmagus: No because the editors at Dynamite aren't scum like the ones at DC

Posted by DonFelipe

I need a copy - preferably in b/w!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh that looks awesome. Can't go wrong with the premise along with Diggle's writing!

Posted by Perfect 10

been anticipating this for two months. cant wait!

Edited by manwithoutshame

This looks seriously badass. Can't wait for it to come out!