1. LATEST FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Anonymous asked: You're a great writer and a very nice person. Thanks for what you're doing for us Charmed fans! I totally trust you. I have a question. If CBS gives the ok for Season 11, it will be in comic form (on another comic campaign) or in novel form?
Pat Shand: Hi! Thank you very much. You’re super nice yourself!
And I’m not sure about the answer to be honest, but I will say that when I refer to “Season Eleven” here, I’m talking about the possibility of more Charmed comics. With the novels, I wouldn’t want to tell a “season” type story, because I think it’s important for those to stand alone as their own entities.
That said, I have only written two of the novels for Joe Books/HarperCollins and I’m not sure if there is a demand for more. With those, I’m not involved in editorial, so I just wait for them to tell me that it’s time for the next novel and then I go write! X
Anonymous asked: Hi Pat! I loved Charmed: Season Ten #18.. Your plan for this final arc was surely GREAT! I hope that it will be awesome even with 2 issue less. I have some questions. SPOILER 1) Are Prue and Heremus melted in a new being? 2) Amelia seems very interesting. I know that she's a novel character but we'll learn something about her first interaction with Charmed Ones? 3) We'll see SPOILER Andy again, or from this issue we'll listen him just thought Amelia's voice?
Pat: Hi! I’m glad you liked it.
1) You’ll find out next issue.
2) Yeah! There are HUGE details you won’t know, because Amelia is a super secondary character in this season and I don’t want to distract from the leads, but we’ll learn a little about who she is to them and why she’s there.
3) Yeah, he’s in every issue for the rest of the season. X
Anonymous asked: Hi Pat! What made you decide to bring SPOILER Andy back? If I remember correctly couple month ago you said there is no plan for him in this season. Don't get me wrong I'm happy you changed your mind, I missed him on the show. He was a huge part of their eary life, but after he died they didnt mentioned him very often.
Pat: It wasn’t always the plan to bring him back, but the possibility was in the back of my mine. Since he’s also definitely a ghost, I also got away with the fib – he’s not back, and he’s not really in any different state than he’s been since his death. It’s just that now, thanks to Amelia’s power and the horrific situation with Prue, we can see him.
Andy also works very well with the theme of the season. Valen spelled it out in the first issue, in his speech about the Ancient Athame. #5 was basically a thesis on why death matters, why letting things end matters, and why stretching things out does a disservice to the thing itself. I think that the lack of any sort of resurrection of appearances from Andy until now speaks to how important his (temporary) return is for the last two issues. X
Anonymous asked: I have a theory that either Heremus infused Prue with his powers and his will, so she would complete his work, or she really destroyed him, but before that he released or barriers she ever had. You know, everything that made her good witch and good person. You know, her selflessness, sense of morality and those things.
Pat: The truth lies in #19. X
Anonymous asked: Pat you are great issue 18 was amazing! I loved dark Prue and Tribunals fight and Andys return. I was hoping for a crossover between comics and novels, i really like Amelia. What is exactly her power? I loved the scenes with Paige and Piper their relationship is great! In page 11 and 12 is Piper trying to blow up Knox but her power is repeled back and why Paige couldnt orb his heart? Please can you tell me that Piper will use her melting power before season ends? Season 10 is the best thank you!
Pat: Hey! I don’t think we will see Piper’s melting power this time around. I never took that as a specifically separate power from her ability to increase the speed of molecules to heat something up, though!
The heart orb thing doesn’t work on Dominus, because he’s far more powerful than Gaxageal. We saw Knox get hit with multiple seeds, so this new incarnation of him has the power of multiple Old Ones.
Amelia is a medium, but I don’t want to get too too into it. Social Medium demonstrates her power in great detail. X
Anonymous asked: There has been nothing about charmed- cna you give us a little something to hold us over
Pat: I’m not sure what you mean by there has been nothing. I posted that there was a hiatus and announced when we were getting back to work. #19 is in production but there is no artwork yet, and the cover from #20 is about a month off.
I MIGHT share a script snippet, but like EVERY line is a spoiler. Sorry! X
Pat: Ahhhhh! CHARMED: SEASON TEN #19 is fully scripted. What a beast, that was. X We already had a huge cast with Paige, Phoebe, Piper, Prue, Leo, Coop, Henry, Kyra, Ben, Dominus, Tyler, Kareem, Aidel, the kids... X ...annnnnnnd then I go ahead and add Darryl, Andy, and Amelia back into the mix with #18. I'm a masochist, it seems. X One thing's for sure. While I think that Charmed Season 10 is exactly what it was meant to be, if I do a Season 11, the cast will be smaller X Season Ten was a big, epic, sprawling magical drama about what death means to a family. We needed that huge cast to explore that idea. X I'm excited by the prospect of a Charmed comic that feels more like my novels. Episodic, but still building an emotional arc. X We'll see. Obviously, no promises. We don't even have a publisher for it right now as y'all know. So Season 11 is a MAYBE. A very FUN maybe. X
2. TENTATIVE RELEASE DATES
These dates come from Previewsworld. Please have in mind that they are not confirmed but they seem possible.
- Charmed Season 10 #19 - 6/1/2016
- Charmed Season 10 Volume 2 - 7/13/2016
- Charmed Season 10 #20 - 8/3/2016 (This is the only date that is confirmed as Pat said #20 will be released the first week of August)
- Charmed Season 10 Volume 3 - 9/21/2016