The stars of Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley and J.M. Ringuet’s “Hoax Hunters” travel around the world investigating urban legends under the guise of a reality series. It started life as a back-up series in the pages of “Hack/Slash” — which just so happens to be written and created by Steve’s brother Tim Seeley — but will now be moving on to its own ongoing series with a #1 issue in April from Image Comics.
Moreci and Seeley return with brand new artist Axel Medellin and a fresh storyarc in the spring, but before that, readers will be able to pick up #0 in March. This will not only collect all the “Hack/Slash” back-ups but also include some bonus material and a new cover. With the announcement that secret agent Jack, the formerly dead Ken Cadaver and one-time child star and victim of child possession Regan scored their own ongoing series, CBR News caught up with Moreci and Seeley about everything from moving to the larger scale of an ongoing series to switching artists.
CBR News: This might be a silly question, but how jazzed were you guys when you got word that “Hoax Hunters” was getting it’s own ongoing?
Steve Seeley: Extremely jazzed. Both Mike and I knew that the ideas we came up with were bigger than simply a one shot. The initial idea was never simple. You’d think “a reality show that investigates hoaxes” is and could be a simple idea, but when you add hoaxes of hoaxes, undead cast members, crow astronauts, etc, the back storylines and current relationships lend for a wealth of ideas. So, I think both of us realized that the ongoing, despite being a daunting task, was the best and only way for us to tell this story.
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