Palmiotti stated in a previous CBR interview that some of these characters are based on folks he knows personally. He said he has heard from two such people “who loved that they were featured in the story.” “I didn’t get a call from the girl featured in the book, yet, that plays the movie star. She actually won the part in a contest for charity…it’s too bad what happens to her,” the writer said. “The pilot, Dean, is my next door neighbor here, and he loves it. I think that’s because he hasn’t gotten an advance peek at issue 5 though . Once he does, it might not be so easy to borrow his lawn mower anymore. Such is life.”
The first two issues of “Last Resort” have been well-received, especially amongst other comic pros, who have praised the book on Twitter and elsewhere. Asked about series’ critical success, Palmiotti said, “I think the art for one hits a nerve–Giancarlo is European and makes each and every character have personality and makes them distinct from one another. He gets better each and every page he sends our way.
“The other thing is that we spent a lot of time building up the characters, something you don’t see too often. And we are able to add some sex to our violence, another thing lacking in modern comics these days. We went for the things we like to see, and the idea of nudity and bloody chaos, in the end, has found a pretty solid following. We are very pleased with all the amazing reviews we have gotten so far and hope everyone sticks around til the insane ending.”
With the five-part miniseries reaching its midpoint in this week’s issue #3, Palmiotti said the second half of “Last Resort” would feature all the classics, including “nudity, infected people, guns, rabid animals, a lot of pot smoked, some claustrophobic activity, exploding buildings, some screwing, heads exploding, topless bikini clad women under water, windows smashing, an assisted suicide and a pug.
“There is more, but I will let you guys discover that for yourself.”