Most of this story ended up getting written during my last Christmas visit with Malachai, and he was really fascinated with brains if you couldn't tell. It all reminds of “the Brain That Wouldn't Die” which is one of my favorite episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
I am currently working on getting everything together for the Bad Guy Earth collection. It will be a pretty full color book with all three issues of Bad Guy Earth in it, plus 36 pages of bonus material- a majority of those being a special “Making of” section I put together. I share picturres, notes, sketches and all sorts of details from our time working on this epic story. If you haven't got part 3 yet, I think today is the day to do it. The first two are available on Dark Horse Digital now as well. I don't remember for sure, but I think the release date for the Bad Guy Earth collected edition is some time in October.
Good news for fans of CHOP! We will be recording a special episode tonight reviewing Bad Guy Earth. If you have questions or comments about Bad Guy Earth, send them in here. I believe we will actually be doing this as an episode of “Nobody's Listening” which is James and John's regular podcast which you should be subscribed to anyway.
I guess that's all I have to report at the moment. I'm going to try to have a new Ask Axe Cop for Thursday, so watch for that!