BREAKING NEWS! NEW CHARMED COMIC BOOK TITLE ANNOUNCED BY @DynamiteComics AND CBS!

In a shocking, unexpected announcement, Dynamite Comics announced that they will be publishing a Charmed comic book title in 2017. And that is all we know so far. Newsarama's post mentions that Dynamite said more details, including a creative team, will be announced later this year. (Btw, Charmed already has a writer. Let's tweet at @Dynamitecomics that @PatShand should be the writer again).

 

PRESS RELEASE

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LICENSE WITH CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO REVIVE EVERGREEN TELEVISION PROPERTIES

Mighty Mouse and Charmed to Return in All-New Comic Book Series for 2017

October 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and CBS Consumer Products announced today a new license agreement for two classic properties from the rich history of television: the animated legend Mighty Mouse, and the hit 90’s series Charmed!

Mighty Mouse returns to comics for the first time in 30 years, just in time for the character’s 75th anniversary in 2017! Mighty Mouse was first conceived in 1942 as a parody of another cape and cowl hero introduced a few years earlier, and went on to star in countless animated films for the better part of the next 20 years, finding a new life on Saturday mornings in the 1960’s.

“Mighty Mouse is as much a part of American pop culture as the two characters he is inspired by,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and publisher. “The original comics and animation entertained generations of fans, and with the popularity of superhero movies, there couldn’t be a better time for his return! I am thrilled that Dynamite will be able to bring this timeless hero to a whole new generation of fans.”

Charmed premiered critical acclaim and commercial success, and by the end of its eight-season run, had won numerous awards and aired in more than 20 countries. Charmed follows the Halliwell sisters: three witches, each powerful in her own right, but invincible when they come together to summon The Power of Three. Protecting innocents from the underworld’s demons, the Halliwell sisters battle evil from their family home in San Francisco.

“Charmed is a perfect fit for Dynamite for a number of reasons,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci. “We have had tremendous success with cult television properties, and the Halliwell sisters will be right at home. Our plans for these new series are sure to please comics readers and die-hard TV junkies alike!”

Details on Dynamite’s upcoming Mighty Mouse and Charmed publishing programs will be released in the coming months.

Sources: CBR / BleedingCool / Newsarama

 

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Release Date - Charmed Season 10 Volume 2

Pat Shand: Let 'em know, . Volume Two drops 10/26! X

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #20

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Release Date & Sneak Peek - Charmed Season 10 #20

Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN #20, our season finale, is confirmed for a 9/14 release. There's very little I can show, though. X

Pat Shand: Writing it was a little bit sad. Now, proofing the lettered proof, I'm just excited for it to be out in the world. X


Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN #20 is done. It's about to go to print. X As I'm reading the proof, I think that, when it first comes out, a lot of readers will have questions. Many, many questions. X As you spend time with the story, though, I think those questions will fade. It really is all there. I anticipate conversation, though. X


@Thomstarr @PatShand When I have all the issues, i'm gonna read them all again. Pretty sure a lot will be answered.
@Pat Shand: Yep, it's all there. #1 pretty much spells it out. #20 is a follow-through on the theme's promise. X


Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN #20 was sent off to print. It will definitely, definitely, definitely be released 9/14. Saying this ahead of time: I'm attempting to protect the experience of Charmed #20, the season finale to a book I've been writing for years. If a website posts ANY previews of Charmed #20 besides Pages 4, 5, & 6, please know that's in violation of Zenescope's embargo on the issue. The first panel of the issue is a gigantic spoiler. I don't want fans to be spoiled. I want this issue to be read as it was meant to be. So please, if you see any websites violate this embargo, please do not RT. DM me the link and I will take care of it. TYSM.

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Start of May - Start of August News : #19 Out Now / #20 Summary, Cover & Release Date / Patreon Exclusives from Pat Shand / Latest from Social Media and More

#19 OUT NOW

 

Charmed Season 10 #19 released on July 13th. Below are some previews from the issue.

#20 SUMMARY - RELEASE DATE - COVER - PRE-ORDER

  • THE REASON
    SERIES FINALE
    The Charmed Ones, Prue, and all of their loved ones gather in Salem for a reckoning. As Paige takes a stand for her family and Piper is faced with the consequences of her actions, a door closes on the past and hope dawns on a brand new future.
  • In Shops: Sep 14, 2016

Comixology has the issue up for pre-order. You can find it here.

PATREON EXCLUSIVES FROM PAT SHAND

 

Pat Shand:

  • CHARMED FANS!
  • I’m now offering exclusive and in-depth writer commentaries on Patreon.
  • Starting with #19, I’m offering revealing, spoilery, and secret commentaries every month that you can access exclusively at the Patreon. In addition to the commentaries, I will post monthly blogs, outlines, sneak peeks, scripts, and unused story ideas. Get on board early!
  • Follow the link to set up your pledge to get access to the exclusive content:
  • https://www.patreon.com/posts/writer-charmed-6463724
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Charmed 10 Years Later: Showrunner Talks Prue's Death, Phoebe's Tragic Love, Billie's Rumored Spinoff and More

 

To celebrate 10 years since the finale of Charmed, TVLine had an interview with Brad Kern. You can read the full post here.

LATEST FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

 

May 2016

 

Anonymous asked: is issue 19 going to be the biggest wow moment of the season or is that moment reserved for issue 20

Pat Shand: 20 for sure. 19 does end in a DID THEY JUST…?! type moment, and has a LOT of big wows. But 20 comes through with bigger wows, I would say. X

 

Pat Shand: I can’t say ANYTHING about this last issue, as I don’t want to spoil anything from #19 or the finale… but it’s, beat-for-beat, the story I set out to tell from the first issue. I hope it means as much to the Charmed readers as writing it means to me. X

 

Pat Shand: Still working on this Charmed finale. It's v emotionally draining :') X

Okay, but how emotionally drained will we feel on a scale of Charmed finales?

Pat Shand: It'll be the toughest, but maybe the most hopeful, one so far. X

 

Pat Shand: Before finishing the final issue of CHARMED, I'm revisiting the first episode. X

 

Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN is fully scripted. Barring any notes, I'm finished. What a ride. Thanks to those who have joined me for this adventure. X

JUNE 2016

 

Pat Shand: So, the final script of CHARMED: SEASON TEN is approved. I got this gig in 2012! Can't believe it's wrapping up. I don't know if there will be a Season 11, and I don't know if there will be more novels. I haven't heard anything on that front. Time will tell, of course. For now, I'm happy that I was given the chance to play in this world. If this story means something important to one fan, I'm happy. X X X X

 

Pat Shand: The Power of Three will...? The season finale of CHARMED is coming. Are you ready? X

 

I hope (#20) is not the series finale!!!

Pat Shand: I hope so too, but for now I am choosing to see it as such... until I'm told otherwise, I have to embrace the end! X

 

Anonymous asked: don't get me wrong, I know you said all questions would be answered in the final issue, but my question is in general... are you giving S10 the closure of a Season finale or the closure of a series finale?, you once talked about the different types of closure a writer can make, and I'm curious about what to expect at the very end.

Pat Shand: Series finale. I’m opening up some doors, but the intention was never to explore those ideas… just to show that life goes on. To me, if I don’t get to write more Charmed, I’ll have written a satisfying series finale. Your mileage may vary. X

 

JULY 2016

 

Aw, yay! Grams & Mom are back! #CharmedComics @finolahughes #jenniferrhodes

: Who knew? X

 

.... some great illustrations here #warlockwednesday #1stwarlock X

 

Anonymous asked: Pat, you are my hero. Really. Charmed 10x19 was so epic and great and perfect! This issue seemed even longer than usual! The scene between Prue and Paige was so cute and than the shocking final page! SPOILER Henry is really dead? What did Pure to him before stabbing him? Did she freeze him? So the Grimoire activated Tyler's Archai powers.. That means he's the key of the Advent, right? The demons he evoked will be used for the Advent or are they just Prue's "army"?Who is the twice-blessed mortal?

Pat Shand: Spoilers follow! She certainly seems to have cut someone. And she turned Henry into a stone statue. I can’t say whether or not that means he is dead. And Tyler is the key and Ben is twice-blessed, yes! I’m glad it seemed extra loaded the story that was gonna be 19 and 20 was all here with only a single scene transition condensed. X

 

Anonymous asked: But if Henry is a stone statue, the blood in the last panel is... Paige's???? OMG I want issue 20 now!!!

Pat Shand: I can’t say that, but I will say look at the way it’s framed. There are at least two visually established contenders for who was sliced. Henry isn’t one of them. X

 

Anonymous asked: Patience said Heremus is gone and Prue is not possessed.. But in Prue's head we saw Heremus.. so, was Patience wrong? And the thing that came out Dominus' neck is a being or just his blood? I know that you can't say anything but can you at least tell us if the Athame has taken another soul? How was suppose to end issue 19 in your original plan? Thank you so much for this AMAZING season!!

Pat Shand: 1. Patience was correct. What you saw was a visual representation of the connection between Prue and Heremus, not Heremus’s essence himself. At this point, Patience is right: they seem to be psychically inseparable.

2. That was a being that came out of Dominus’s neck, yes. Essentially a conduit for the Old Ones. If Tyler is the keyhole to the Old One’s dimension, that creature is the key.

3. I won’t answer that about the Athame, but the first page of the next issue answers your question.

4. The original endings, before 19 - 22 became 19 and 20, were as follows:
19: Essentially, the fight at Cupid’s Temple lasts longer and Patience’s exposition about Prue’s situation is less condensed. It ended about halfway through this issue, when the Old Ones start to descend from the sky. The pacing was comparable to, say, #8 and 9 of this series, instead of this more densely written issue. There would’ve been more splash pages, essentially.
20: This would’ve ended on Prue freezing Henry, and then everyone orbs away. There was no real reason to split this fight up like this anyway, so I’m glad it’s condensed.
21: This would’ve been a mix of what #19 and 20 have become. The Tyler/Kareem arc would’ve come to its end here, but I moved that stuff to #20. This would’ve ended with the reveal of whose blood that is. It would’ve been an insane wait between 21 and 22 after you saw what happened.
22: Virtually the same as 20 will be with the added Kareem/Tyler stuff I moved from #21 and more room to pay off some moments. X

 

Anonymous asked: Sorry I thought it was an unfinished story.. sort of a "mystery" about Paige.. So I have a question.. I know this is not a major story arc but I love when you writers give us little bites like this one.. When happened this crash? I thought it was a recent present because of Paige's hairstyle but maybe it happened when she was a teenager (we know that she had issue with alcohol before her parents' death). Sorry for the question but I'm rereading Season 10 and now everything has a sense :)

Pat Shand: Yep, the crash happened when Paige was much younger and still drinking and driving, unaware of her alcoholism. X

 

Anonymous asked: Is Amelia dead? I feel so bad for her

Pat Shand: Charmed #20 will answer that. I will say that she is one of my favorite characters I’ve created while writing for Charmed. I can’t wait until you can read Social Medium and get to know more about her. X

 

Anonymous asked: What can we aspect from Charmed: Season 10 finale? Someone will die? Will we see Phoebe's third daughter? Are there moments or scenes that you planned to write for issue 19 but you couldn't because of the cut?

Pat Shand: Nope. It’s all there, nothing cut. And you can expect surprises. X

 

I was wondering, is the final issue of season 10, the final issue for Charmed in general?

Pat Shand: It's possible. It is def the final Charmed issue Zenescope will ever publish. I'd like to continue it elsewhere. X

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #18

INTERVIEW

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Ben and Kyra are together. How much will we see their relationship develop and unfold in the following 2 issues?

PAT SHAND: The next two issues don’t focus on Ben and Kyra’s relationship, but there is closure for them at the end. That was always the design of their arc, though. Get them to a certain place, and then we watch that all play out in the last arc.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Prue annihilated the new tribunal and I am confident to believe there won’t be many extremely sad over this. In the end, they were pointing fingers at the Charmed Ones (as they always do) without being very helpful. Did anyone survive, and what does their death mean for the universe in general? Characters like Mother seem vital.

PAT: No one survived that, no. And yes, there is a void left behind, and I did so for something beyond the shock value of seeing Prue lash out in this way, of course. If we do a Season Eleven, a lot of that will be in response to three distinct absences in the magical world. Because when something is missing, if there isn’t something new to fill in, that creates an imbalance. Bad thing, that.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Mother had the spell in her ready for examination right before Prue killed her. Is this information gone now that she is dead?

PAT: Someone else has that information, but she came about it in a very different (and more pained) way.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Piper mentions Aldar Kose here and Prue followed exactly the same plan Aldar had in #7. In hindsight, was Aldar Kose possessed by/merged with an Old One, maybe even by Heremus himself, back in #7?

PAT: Aldar was influenced by an Old One, but not in the way Prue or Knox’s body are. The seeds were incubating in Aldar’s body, rather than truly taking route.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Paige is trying to excuse Prue for what she is doing, Phoebe is ready to vanquish her and Piper seems to be in the middle. Will there be a split, an argument between them on how they want to deal with Prue moving on?

PAT: I wouldn’t say that Phoebe is ready to vanquish her. I think the way it’s shaking out is that Phoebe has thus far received the worst of Prue’s torments, so she knows she has to play for keeps. Piper and Paige, their reasoning behind their beliefs regarding Prue’s situation plays out over the next two issues. Essentially, Piper is attempting to protect herself emotionally while Paige refuses to believe that she’s already lost her sister.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: There is not much we know about Dominus. Will we get to know more about the Old One and will more Old Ones be introduced with the coming of the Advent?

PAT: Maybe!

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Prue takes Tyler, Kyra and Ben. Are the 3 of them key pieces that Prue needs for the Advent to happen?

PAT: All of those reveals are in #19, but take a look at Prue’s actions throughout the whole season. It’s all there. That’s why I’m really surprised that everyone is trying to guess the ending. It’s never been a mystery. Literally everything has been an intricate puzzle that we’ve built upon since #1. Prue’s motivation, the truth of what she is, and the core theme of the season, it’s all right there. #20 is where it all comes together in a celebration of what I feel is the core idea of Charmed. After it’s all done, I think people might look back and go, “Oh, of course this is what happened.” It might take a re-read, but yeah – yeah, you’re not off base about Tyler, Kyra, and Ben. It’s all there for a reason!

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Amelia is a new character from your novel, Charmed Social Medium, which hasn’t been released yet. Was your plan for her to make an appearance in the comics first?

PAT: Oh, no way. I thought for sure Social Medium would be out by now.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Without of course asking for spoilers from the upcoming novel, what can you tell us about who Amelia is and what her role moving on is?

PAT: Not much. I can say that writing her is a challenge, that she went through a hell of a character arc in Social Medium, and that she is in a very weird emotional place with Phoebe in particular. Thankfully, because of her role in #19 and #20, none of that really matters, so you all not having read Social Medium isn’t a big deal. It was supposed to be like “Oh, cool moment, she’s from Social Medium and this feels organic” when now it plays out like “Oh, here is a random medium that Phoebe knows!” But Charmed has done the latter before, so I’m not sweating it.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: I wonder how Andy and Amelia found each other. Is this something that starts in the novel or will we find out how they came to help each other through mentions in the next issues?

PAT: No, that doesn’t start in the novel. She’s a medium! It’s less how she found him and more why she found him that is important.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Andy coming back is extremely intriguing. He’s the main character we haven’t seen in the longest time. How did you decide to bring him back?

PAT: Hard choice. I had to make sure it was emotionally real and that I wasn’t pandering to the fan desire to see him. Because honestly, and this might piss off some readers, but the absolute worst thing that a writer can do is look at the comments and think, “Okay, I see a lot of people saying _____, let me give them ____, or let me avoid this plot point because of ______.” That way leads to boring stories, to the death of art. So yeah, I was scared that it was too much of a fan moment, but when when I figured out arc of his role here, it was too good to not do.

That’s a hard part of the comics, because all readers want to see everyone back at first. But if you bring everyone back, then you get rid of the stakes. My mission statement for this season was re-establishing the stakes as very real, so I was very selective with who I brought back.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Andy went to Darryl not just to see him because he is his old friend but also because they are both being called to help. Darryl no longer has powers as he did in the magic reversal. In what way will we see Darryl helping Andy?

PAT: Darryl won’t be helping Andy. He’s going to help the world. Or at least try.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: The summary of next issue is interesting as it mentions Prue asking Tyler for help to save the world, something that doesn’t quite fit Prue as she is now. Should we perceive it as hope that maybe she comes back to her senses, freed from Heremus’s influence, soon?

PAT: Those summaries are probably my best and meanest writing. I think on those for so long. They make perfect sense once you read the comics, but always in a way that you’d never expect. So the short answer is I can’t tell you! I have to say how silly I feel about being proud of writing solicitation text, but I really do it this way to actively mess with readers’ heads. To keep them guessing and then get that “Oh, hah!” moment later on when the issue drops.

 

CHARMEDCOMICFAN: Once again, thank you so much for your answers, Pat!

PAT: Thank you! Two to go.

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End of April News - Latest from Social Media, Tentative Release Dates

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
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Summary and Cover for the no longer planned to be released Charmed Season Volume 4

DiamondBookDistributors posted their new Sales Kit and Catalog for September and it contains the solicit for Season 10 Volume 4. Please note that there will not be a Vol. 4 in the season (Volume 3 will be the last one). When the season was announced to end at #20, the issues that were to be included in Vol. 4 were added in Vol. 3. I am just posting it because I thought you might find it interesting.

  • CHARMED SEASON 10 VOLUME 4 TRADE PAPERBACK
  • The season finale! Prue has removed Heremus's control over Tyler but, in the process, has somehow become the new host of the Old One's spirit... or so it seems. When Prue begins a ritual to resurrect the fallen Old Ones, the only thing that stands in her way is the Power of Three.
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Mid of April News - Hiatus Update, Season 10 #18 Out Now & Latest from Social Media

1. HIATUS UPDATE - END OF SEASON 10

 

In a Tumblr post, Pat Shand broke down how the rest of the season will be structured and released:

 

Pat Shand:

  • Okay, I think this will make some people happy and some people sad and/or pissed off. But I’ll break it down for you. I took the long drive down to the Zenescope office yesterday to talk about Charmed (among other things) so I could get you all a full answer on the status of Season Ten. Charmed: Season Ten is going to end at issue #20. That, however, doesn’t mean that we’re losing the content of issues #21 or #22, and it doesn’t mean that the series is going to be incomplete. A while back, after the script for #18 was complete, I had to stop production on the series because of the sudden hiatus. Issues #19 and #20 (and, then #21 and #22) were plotted but not written. Yesterday, at the office, I was told to finish the series at issue #20. Because I want to get as much out of this season as possible, and because I want you all to get as much out of this season as possible, I asked for more. I knew I wouldn’t another issue, but I was hoping that I could get more pages in #20. And my request was granted. So here is the shape of the rest of the season:
    CHARMED: SEASON TEN #18
    Tribunal and Tribulations
    This is unaffected by the hiatus and will come out next Wednesday. For the first time since probably the first issue, I was able to get my copy from the office yesterday. It looks terrific.
    CHARMED: SEASON TEN #19
    Something Old, Something Prue

    This is the first affected by the delay, but it won’t be too bad. I’m scripting now (right after I finish this post – I TOLD YOU I’d tell you all as soon as I knew!) and the plan is to get Elisa and Valentina right back on it. This will be a regular sized issue at $3.99. It will be released in June – so the hiatus is just bumping this one a month.
    CHARMED: SEASON TEN #20
    The Reason
    This will be a $4.99 oversized issue. It will be released the first week of August. The way it shakes out is that, starting with #18, we’re basically getting an issue every other month until the series wraps. The only reason we couldn’t get this out in July is because of Diamond Solicits – with Charmed #19, which was solicited for May, putting it out a month late doesn’t impact pre-orders and we can skirt by without having to resolicit that issue, which would be a nightmare and would make you guys have to wait longer, which I don’t want. With Charmed #20, however, since Zenescope had to put out their July Diamond solicitations before the hiatus issue was resolved, the issue has to be solicited in the next available month – hence, August. This also gives us time to accommodate Elisa and Valentina for the longer length of the issue. It’s not a true double issue like Robyn Hood did where it was 42 pages at double the price, but it’s enough extra pages that I got to end the series the exact same way I planned from jump.
    Now, I’m anticipating questions here:
    Does this change the story you set out to tell?
    Not really, no. I condensed a few scenes and switched a few locations to streamline the climax. Essentially, #19 - 22 were going to be one long and grueling climax. Don’t get me wrong, there was a LOT of character exploration, but the reason it was a quick fix for me to change that outline into two issues rather than four is because of the nature of the story. You’ll see once it all shakes out, and probably actually after you read #18. There was also more of the characters getting split up in the original outline. Now… well, you’ll see.
    How will this change the trade paperbacks?
    First off, Zenescope is back to printing trades, I was told. I proofed their trade for Van Helsing vs. Dracula, which is printing this week, and I’m seeing the Charmed: Season Ten trades back on the schedule. Obviously, the prospective Volume Four would now have issues #18 - 20, which isn’t fair for the price they have to charge, so I pitched this change and it was approved:
    Charmed: Season Ten Volume Two will have #7 - 12, just as it was solicited.
    Charmed: Season Ten Volume Three will be a big fat book with #13 - 20, and that will be re-solicited.
    Does this impact the possibility of a Season Eleven?
    Nope. Not in the slightest way. The truth is, Season Eleven was never going to happen at Zenescope. It’s just not feasible. However, it’s possible that it would happen elsewhere and, if that does go down, CBS and I have already expressed interest in continuing to work with each other there. I have literally no news, and this is the kind of thing that takes time. But Charmed fans have been made to wait before. More than once. We’re a resilient sort, huh?
    And that’s just about all I’ve got. I’m sure there will be more questions. I’m sure there will be nice messages, and probably also a lot of vitriol. But hey – this is the situation I was given, and I’m gonna make it work. I hope you all like how I end the season. I’m already excited for what’s next. X

2. OUT NOW - CHARMED SEASON 10 #18

 

Charmed Season 10 #18 is available now:

 

TRIBUNAL AND TRIBULATIONS

While the Charmed Ones are scrambling to figure out an answer to their new problem, Prue has a dramatic meeting with the Tribunal regarding an incident with Tyler. The thing masquerading as Knox makes his intentions regarding the Advent of the Old Ones clear, leaving an old ally of the Charmed Ones wondering what he can do to help them in the eleventh hour.

 

Pat Shand:

  • CHARMED: SEASON TEN #18 is out today. This issue is titled “Tribunal and Tribulations.” Two to go… #NCBD

The discussion/spoilers page is open.

3. 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: Since season 10 has to be condensed... and you said there was a ton of character development and exploration- is that taking a hit too and there will be less or is that untouched and staying the same

Pat: I wouldn’t say untouched but it’s basically the same. The structural difference is that characters were going to spread out for a longer time. They get to their final location with less back-and-forth now. All of the major character beats are still there. 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 like the conflict between Phoebe and Prue. Season 1 starts with these two girls in fight and now, here we are again! But in a more serious way. Also, in Phoebe words (when she said the she's ready to vanquish Prue if it's necessary) I found another reference to Season 2 (the episode about the Four Horsemen), when the sisters learned that their job (saving innocents) is more important than save each other. Funny that Paige seems to be the only sister to believe in Prue. We'll understand why?

Pat: Paige’s hope for Prue is going to be an undercurrent through these issues rather than a reveal. I want readers to ask themselves why. X

 

Pat: Writing CHARMED #19 now. So close to the finish line. X And I want to warn you all... The end of #19 is completely mean. The wait will be excruciating. X

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March News - Hiatus, #18 Previews, Release Dates & Latest from Social Media

1. HIATUS

 

Pat Shand shared that there will be a hiatus after Charmed Season 10 #18:

  • CHARMED – Delay on #19
  • Some not so great news: CHARMED: SEASON TEN is taking an unplanned hiatus after April’s issue, #18. #20 isn’t in the June solicits, so I wanted to make sure I announced this before folks started asking questions. Because honestly, there’s not much that I can answer. Stuff is being worked out behind-the-scenes, and literally AS SOON AS I know what the deal is, so will you. I know there will be a lot of questions and a lot of concern, and I’m right there with you – but don’t worry about this story being completed. I won’t leave you hanging. This story means a lot to me, and so do you Charmed fans, so hang tight. We still have miles to go. X

Pat later answered some Qs on Tumblr:

 

Anonymous asked: So you are saying we souldn't worry about CBS cancelling season 10 because of the reboot that nobody wants to see?

Pat: That couldn’t be further from what’s happening. This situation has about as much to do with a Charmed reboot as it does with my high school Chemistry grades.

 

Anonymous asked: Sorry but English is not my first language. Has Zenescope deleted Charmed: Season 10? I love what you are doing with Charmed and it would be very sad.

Pat: No. We’re dealing with a delay, and it’s a problem, but they didn’t cancel us. I’ll let you know when I know more.

 

Anonymous asked: I think charmed was in better hands when it was i\under paramount- first cbs wants to reboot the show and then they delay the comics- its like they want to erase what was so they can make way for their own version

Pat: That couldn’t be a more inaccurate assumption. Whatever you think CBS is doing behind the scenes, they aren’t. CBS has been great and supportive of my vision from jump.

 

Anonymous asked: so then this is more of a zenescope thing

Pat: I think you might be looking for someone to blame here, but please re-read my original post. I said that you currently know all there is to know. When there is more info, you’ll know it. I just want to stop any ideas that this has to do with CBS or a reboot before that becomes a theory. That so very much has nothing to do with it.

Everything I said about the delay is all I’m going to say. It sucks. It sucks for the readers and it sucks for me on a personal level. That’s all.

 

Anonymous asked: however- if you finish it and its not in comic form it'll feel disjointed - there was something about seeing the pictures, the covers, the action

Pat: I’m aware of that. #18 won’t be the last Charmed comic.

 

2. RELEASE DATES

 

Anonymous asked: I don't know if it's the right place to ask about this but I wanted to know if volume 2 (and 3) of Charmed season 10 was still coming out? :)

Pat: I haven’t been told otherwise. I know that all of the trades in general (Charmed, Arcane Acre, Van Helsing) are all coming out later than they were solicited. Unfortunate, but they’ll be out.

 

Anonymous asked: Won't Charmed #19 be out on May 4 2016?

Pat: No. #19 and on are delayed.

 

Previewsworld has some new (tentative) release dates for the volumes:

  • Volume 2 - In Shops: 5/4/2016
  • Volume 3 - In Shops: 6/1/2016

Examiner.com on the other hand posted that Volume 2 is coming May 17th. Read the full post.

 

Update: The release dates from Previewsworld and Examiner are not accurate.

Pat: The release dates on PreviewsWorld and Examiner aren’t accurate, so I just wanted to post that so no one gets disappointed. There is unfortunately no set release date for Charmed: Season Ten Volume Two or Three, nor actually any of my other current series. X

 

3. #18 PREVIEWS

 

#18 is being released as planned. Here are some previews:

4. LATEST FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Some asks on Pat's Tumblr this past month that I thought you would like to read. (Most were posted before the hiatus announcement)

 

Anonymous asked: Hey Pat! I'm a sucker for scrapped storylines (I just like to imagine what could've been, even if the finished story turned out better), is there anything you considered doing in Charmed while you were brainstorming and mapping out season 10, but eventually decided not to? Any character you considered bringing back or creating? (It's not really asking for spoilers right?) Just curious!

Pat: A few things:

- Ben was a late edition. I see a lot of people assuming that I killed Cole to replace him with Ben, which is just 100% projecting their dissatisfaction with Cole’s death onto an entirely different plotline. I first added Ben to the storyline way after conceiving of the first arc… and then, when I first thought that we’d actually go through with it and bring Ben back, he would’ve been in Coop’s body the whole season. Then, Phoebe would’ve had this weird arc with Coop/Ben, but once we were a few issues into the second arc’s scripts, I wanted to end #10 with a bang so I pitched the Cole transfer at the last minute. It ended up working out really well, and gave me the chance to pull a way more dramatic arc by pulling Coop away from Phoebe and… well, the stuff that follows that isn’t announced yet.

- #7 was originally totally different. There were no Old Ones in there. Instead, Knox came to the Charmed Ones for help fixing something he did in the past that led to the dissolution of his marriage. That storyline would play out very much like Ben’s arc in The Four Sisters/Happy Ending – in fact, the structure of that arc was lifted right out of the first draft of #7. It ended with Knox’s death all the same, but this is the only time so far that CBS gave a big, big note on an issue. They had some questions about the plot, some character motivation stuff, and after reading their notes, that is when I decided to scrap that idea and speed up the Old Ones story a lot by introducing Aldar Kose and the seeds here.

- There’s something huge that happens in #20 that was different in the first draft of the outline.

- The end of #19 was totally changed after writing CHARMED: SOCIAL MEDIUM.

And I think that’s about it! X

 

Pat: Charmed: Season 10 is about the natural order of life and death and what happens when that order is violated. Everything from #1 and on has been about that. Valen’s quest to get the Ancient Athame is in direct response to the Charmed Ones’ constant resurrections. Cole’s death was the falling out of that. Tyler’s situation with Heremus was in response to the guys attempting to resurrect Ben. Prue’s situation, from the Nexus of the All to what’s going on now, is all a direct consequence of her violating Patience in order to hijack her way back to life.

When I figured out the central theme of the season and what was at stake, it was clear that someone close to them had to go the route I’m taking Prue. The question I asked myself was who would be the most moving, the most relevant choice. The answer was Prue. X

 

Anonymous asked: More than shocked I was in love with the way the Issue ended, I think the fandom has been being pretty close minded, I think the series needed this I NEEDED THIS!!! you gave Prue the attention she deserved after being gone for 5 seasons and a half can't wait to see what happens on Effigy and eager to see the 4th and last story arc.

Pat: Thank you! I think that the reaction has been from a very vocal but small part of the fanbase. The same people that are saying they predicted this are, in other posts, shocked and outraged that we’re going this direction! It’s weird, but not that different from the initial reaction to Cole’s death. I think, when it’s all over and everyone can see the entire story from beginning to the end, they’ll see what I was going for.

I think part of it is because I’d previously said that I wouldn’t write an eleventh season. Back then, I thought that the ending I was had super definitive and that I wouldn’t want to write beyond it.

I no longer feel that way. X

 

Anonymous asked: Which words would you use to describe the Charmed 4th story arc that can make me get anxious instead of sad because it must be the final arc ever or Charmed BUT without being spoiled?

Pat: I’m starting to highly doubt it will be the last story arc of Charmed ever. I’m getting ideas. X

 

Anonymous asked: Is Charmed S11 gonna happen?

Pat: Who knows! It’s not even a conversation now. But if CBS and a publisher want to do it, I’ll write it. X

 

Anonymous asked: Sooooo today's my birthday, and it'd be kinda great if you could share something about Charmed's upcoming issues.. you know, help me celebrate! I'm still on the fence over the direction you're taking Prue, but I know in the end you always deliver!

Pat: A defining moment between two sisters who haven’t gotten much of a chance to talk is coming. Happy birthday.

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #17 (SPOILERS)

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #17

Charmed Season 10 #17 is out today! 

 

EFFIGY
After last issue's happy ending, it seems that all is right with the Charmed Ones. However, when a seemingly casual trip to see their father reveals something startling, everything that has happened to them is called into question. With the advent of the Old Ones approaching... will the Charmed Ones stand on the side of good or evil?

 

Pat Shand: And CHARMED: SEASON TEN #17 is out today. This issue is titled “Effigy,” and it’s the first issue since our new Big Bad has been revealed. It’s my favorite thing we’ve done with the title so far. This issue is by me, Elisa Féliz, Valentina, and Christy Sawyer with a cover by David Seidman.

 

The discussion/spoilers page is open.

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Preview Page - Charmed Season 10 #19

Pat Shand:

  • The amount of care I put into this solicit as to not spoil what we’re doing while also not lying to the reader is really on display here! I might have slaved over this solicit more than any script for the series! That’s not true, BUT STILL. CHARMED: SEASON TEN #19 brings us very, very close to our Big Bad’s ultimate plan. X
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Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #19

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Patrick Shand (A) Elisa Feliz (CA) David Seidman
  • SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING PRUE
  • As friends and frienemies from the past reach out to assist the Charmed Ones, Prue seeks help from Tyler to save the world. As the situation with the Old Ones continues to worsen, the strength of the sister's bond will face its greatest test yet.

In Shops: 5/4/2016

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PREVIEW- Charmed Season 10 #17

EFFIGY
After last issue's happy ending, it seems that all is right with the Charmed Ones. However, when a seemingly casual trip to see their father reveals something startling, everything that has happened to them is called into question. With the advent of the Old Ones approaching... will the Charmed Ones stand on the side of good or evil?

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #16 (SPOILERS)

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #16

Charmed Season 10 #16 is out today! 

 

HAPPY ENDING

Prue enters into a final battle with Heremus. As she and the Old One fight for Tyler's soul, the Charmed Ones must defend the world from an army of monsters descending from the skies. When all is said and done, will the four sisters finally be reunited as a family?

 

Pat Shand: As usual, this one is by me, Elisa, Valentina, and Christy with a cover from David Seidman. This issue is, to say the least, a game-changer. The season is going to take a left turn, and… well, I think it’s best I don’t talk about it for a while. Fans have told me that what I did a few issues back “literally killed” them, so I’m thinking this issue might lead to similar comic book induced literal deaths. I’m probably going to wait a while to answer any asks regarding this, and I’m definitely going to stay away from the fan site, BUT I’ll still be doing my monthly interview with @charmedcomicfan. X

 

The discussion/spoilers page is open.

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Latest from Social Media #21

TUMBLR & TWITTER

 

Anonymous asked: are we ever going to see victor and prue interact- im sure he knows she's alive

Pat Shand: Effigy. X

 

Anonymous asked: Her feeling guilty for Prue's death never came up on the show. She really only mourned for Prue once and never really spoke of her again. I wondered if that ever crossed a writers mind and if they would expand on that because she really got over Prue's death very quickly considering how close they were

Pat: Paige’s grief re: Prue’s death is addressed in #17. X

 

Anonymous asked: Hi pat! You told me to ask you again about the double spread page so you would post a sample of your layout, can you do it?

Pat: Yep! X

Anonymous asked: Hi Pat, issue 14 was amazing, Zankou is one of my favorite demons, thank you. I loved that you brought back many characters of the series (Neena, Shax, Barbas) and i love how you portray Prue, she is such a beautiful and strong character in my eyes. Also i want to ask you about excalibur, are you gonna use it in Season 10 and is powerful enough to destroy the ancient athame? I would love to see Piper destroy the Athame with excalibur. I cant wait for #15 you do an amazing work!

Pat: Thanks! No plans for excalibur, but it wouldn’t destroy the Ancient Athame. There is something that can, though… X

 

Anonymous asked: Hi Pat, Happy Holidays! I want to ask you about Melinda Halliwell. I wonder the Melinda from Season 2 (altered 2009) with the current Melinda are the same characters or different ?

Pat: The future won’t go down the same way, so it depends on what you think makes a person “the same,” I suppose! X

 

Anonymous asked: I'm sure you've probably been asked this a thousand times, but which of the charmed ones', Prue included, powers would you like to have even without rules of personal gain?

Pat: Prue’s, no contest. She has all of their powers as well. X

 

Pat: There is no update on a Season 11 and there won't be until after 10 is done being published, if ever. Right now, we have the comics and novels. I understand the desire for more, I do, but I've clarified this a bunch. Please respect that. X X

 

Pat: I shouldn't really post spoilers or deflate fan speculation, but I DO want to address this. There is speculation that I'm going to kill Tyler Michaels. I am very, very, very much not doing that. I'm not going to introduce the first two gay characters in Charmed only to kill one of them. That is not the type of creator I am, and I actively do not read books that do that. Storytelling should be dramatic, yes, but storytellers should also be responsible with the privilege they shoulder. X X X X X

 

Pat: Working through the CHARMED 16 letters with . I like a lot of what we've done this season, but I think this issue is really special. CHARMED 16 is definitely a gamble... but if it wasn't, it wouldn't be worth it. We could play it safe, but we CARE as much as you do! X X

 

Anonymous asked: who will perform #21 and #22 cover? or you would like to keep it a secret so far OR you don't even know yet xD

Pat: Not sure what you mean by “perform” here, but David Seidman will be the artist. I’d guess Phoebe would be featured on 21 and 22 would be an ensemble, probably, but I never know until David turns the layout in. X

 

Anonymous asked: Hey Pat! I'm a sucker for scrapped storylines (I just like to imagine what could've been, even if the finished story turned out better), is there anything you considered doing in Charmed while you were brainstorming and mapping out season 10, but eventually decided not to? Any character you considered bringing back or creating? (It's not really asking for spoilers right?) Just curious!

Pat: A few things:

- Ben was a late edition. I see a lot of people assuming that I killed Cole to replace him with Ben, which is just 100% projecting their dissatisfaction with Cole’s death onto an entirely different plotline. I first added Ben to the storyline way after conceiving of the first arc… and then, when I first thought that we’d actually go through with it and bring Ben back, he would’ve been in Coop’s body the whole season. Then, Phoebe would’ve had this weird arc with Coop/Ben, but once we were a few issues into the second arc’s scripts, I wanted to end #10 with a bang so I pitched the Cole transfer at the last minute. It ended up working out really well, and gave me the chance to pull a way more dramatic arc by pulling Coop away from Phoebe and… well, the stuff that follows that isn’t announced yet.

- #7 was originally totally different. There were no Old Ones in there. Instead, Knox came to the Charmed Ones for help fixing something he did in the past that led to the dissolution of his marriage. That storyline would play out very much like Ben’s arc in The Four Sisters/Happy Ending – in fact, the structure of that arc was lifted right out of the first draft of #7. It ended with Knox’s death all the same, but this is the only time so far that CBS gave a big, big note on an issue. They had some questions about the plot, some character motivation stuff, and after reading their notes, that is when I decided to scrap that idea and speed up the Old Ones story a lot by introducing Aldar Kose and the seeds here.

- There’s something huge that happens in #20 that was different in the first draft of the outline.

- The end of #19 was totally changed after writing CHARMED: SOCIAL MEDIUM.

And I think that’s about it! X

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PREVIEW - Charmed Season 10 #16

HAPPY ENDING

  • Prue enters into a final battle with Heremus. As she and the Old One fight for Tyler's soul, the Charmed Ones must defend the world from an army of monsters descending from the skies. When all is said and done, will the four sisters finally be reunited as a family?
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Cover - Charmed Season 10 #19

Pat Shand:

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Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #18

PublisherZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Pat Shand (A) Elisa Feliz (CA) David Seidman
  • While the Charmed Ones are scrambling to figure out an answer to their new problem, Prue has a dramatic meeting with the Tribunal regarding an incident with Tyler. The thing masquerading as Knox makes his intentions regarding the Advent of the Old Ones clear, leaving an old ally of the Charmed Ones wondering what he can do to help them in the eleventh hour.

In Shops: 4/20/2016

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Release Date Change - Charmed Season 10 #16

#16 will be released on February 10th, 2016 and not the 3rd.

#15 had its release one week after it was originally planned. I think it's logical that #16 gets the same change to balance the time between releases.

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #15 (SPOILERS)

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #15

Charmed Season 10 #15 is out today! 

THE FOUR SISTERS, PART TWO
When Heremus's host is revealed as one of the Charmed One's closest allies, the Halliwells join together in a race against time to save the world... but at what cost?
Change is coming...

The discussion/spoilers page is open.

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #15

Happy New Year, everyone!

First post of the year: Previews of #15. Enjoy!

  • When Heremus's host is revealed as one of the Charmed One's closest allies, the Halliwells join together in a race against time to save the world... but at what cost? Change is coming...
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Cover - Charmed Season 10 #18

David Seidman: My latest cover for Charmed: Season 10, issue #18 from Zenescope Entertainment and written by Pat Shand.

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Preview Page - Charmed Season 10 #16

Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN continues in March, with one of my favorite covers David has ever done. What a gorgeous piece of art! Beyond that, I’m not saying anything about this issue. I have a feeling I’ll be talking about it a lot once it drops. X

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Happy Holidays from the Charmed Creative Team

Giorgia Sposito, Valentina Cuomo and Pat Shand wishes us happy holidays with this beautiful festive artwork of the Halliwell sisters.

 

:

  • Happy Holidays, Charmed fans and ! Tribute from me (pencil and ink) and Valentina Cuomo (colors).

:

  • Happy Holidays, Charmed fans! Created by the lovely and talented team of & Valentina Cuomo.
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Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #17

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Pat Shand (A) Elisa Feliz (CA) David Seidman
  • EFFIGY
  • After last issue's happy ending, it seems that all is right with the Charmed Ones. However, when a seemingly casual trip to see their father reveals something startling, everything that has happened to them is called into question. With the advent of the Old Ones approaching... will the Charmed Ones stand on the side of good or evil?

In Shops: 3/2/2016

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Release Date Change - Charmed Season 10 #15

Pat Shand:

  • #15 will come out January 13th. They had to push it a week.
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Preview Panel - Charmed Season 10 #16

Pat Shand: CHARMED: SEASON TEN continues after the shocking end of #15. I was about to post a preview page, but there’s literally nothing I can show you that’ll keep things a secret.

Oh, wait. Here. X

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #14 (SPOILERS)

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Cover - Charmed Season 10 #17

Pat Shand:

  • Because of the delay in releasing CHARMED #14 digitally, here's an early look at the cover for #17, titled "Effigy." X
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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #14

Charmed Season 10 #14 is out today! 


THE FOUR SISTERS, PART ONE
With the temporary spell wearing out, the Charmed Ones race to find a way to protect their family from Prue's powers without killing her. As they prepare to do a dangerous spell, the shape-shifting Big Bad that has seized control of one of their own is setting its plan in motion.


The discussion/spoilers page is now open.

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #14

  • THE FOUR SISTERS, PART ONE
    With the temporary spell wearing out, the Charmed Ones race to find a way to protect their family from Prue's powers without killing her. As they prepare to do a dangerous spell, the shape-shifting Big Bad that has seized control of one of their own is setting its plan in motion.

Bonus game: Identify all the known Charmed TV show and Comic characters appearing in the double page spread.

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Cover, Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 Volume 2

  • CHARMED SEASON 10 CONTINUES!
  • Together, the Halliwell sisters have access to the greatest source of pure magic the world has known: the Power of Three. But now that their eldest sister Prue has been resurrected, a strange magic threatens to tear them apart.

Release Date: March 2016

Collects Issues 7-12


Also below: An HQ version of the Volume 3 cover

                                    Vol. 2                                                                               Vol.3

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Cover, Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #16 & Charmed Season 10 Volume 3

HAPPY ENDING

  • Prue enters into a final battle with Heremus. As she and the Old One fight for Tyler's soul, the Charmed Ones must defend the world from an army of monsters descending from the skies. When all is said and done, will the four sisters finally be reunited as a family?

In Shops: February 3, 2016

CHARMED SEASON 10 VOLUME 3 TRADE PAPERBACK

  • Charmed Season Ten continues! Together, the Halliwell sisters have access to the greatest source of pure magic the world has known: the Power of Three. But now that their eldest sister Prue has been resurrected, a strange magic threatens to tear them apart.
  • The Charmed Ones race to find a way to protect their family from Prue’s powers without killing their troubled sister. However, as they prepare to do a dangerous spell, the shape-shifting Big Bad that has seized control of one of their own is setting its plan in motion.

Release Date: April 6, 2016

Collects Issues 13-17 / Page Count: 148 / Format: Softcover, Full Color

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Anonymous asked: do you have any cool drawings of Heremus and other villains? not that i don't like the heroes it's just that the villains are interesting, please don't judge me.

Pat Shand: Something is coming… X

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Anonymous asked: Hi Pat! I don't know if this has been asked before, but do you have any plans to bring back Neena? She's the most compelling character introduced in season 9 and her arc felt kinda rushed. I was always curious to know what actually made her go against the Elders and the Angels of Destiny. She was around for several centuries without her mate, and suddenly she went nuts. Feels like there's more story to tell there! Awesome job by the way, season 10 kicks ass.

Pat Shand: This is such a well-phrased question, but also one to which I unfortunately have to say: no spoilers! 
I can say that while I do feel Neena had a complete arc, that there will be characters from Season Nine coming into play. Maybe her? Maybe someone else? You’ll see by the end of this year! X

Anonymous asked: Boo can you tell me what kind of magical being is the red long dress winged giant that's behind the Charmed ones? Is that a sort of guardian angel? I just could identify the elders and the avatars whose return makes me feel more excited for upcoming issues so badly that it hurts!!!
Pat Shand: The Judge (he has a name, but until later in the season we only know his job title) is an incredibly old Cupid – maybe the oldest – that acts as a final say in the laws of love. X

Anonymous asked: Pat, cherubs have wing which means that both Kama and Coop once had them. What I meant was, what happened to them? Plus, am I correct in thinking that they cupid hierarchy goes like this (1)Judge (2)Cupid Elder Kama (3)Cupids (4)Cherubs (5)Cupid-witches
Pat Shand: I don’t think Cupid-Witches are in the hierarchy. They’re part of the Cupid species but they aren’t raised the same way as Cupids nor do they have a job that’s synonymous with their species. I’d say you’re right, though. Judges, higher ranking Cupids, Cupids, Cherubs. X

Anonymous asked: Hey Pat, it's not important stuff but will we find out what Patience's original power was and why Prue never had access to it?
Pat Shand: I don’t know if we’ll ever know Patience’s power. But that power would be attached to her soul and her mind rather than her body. X

Anonymous asked: In your interview with charmedcomic you said how can prue know for sure charon stole her soul- prue seemed pretty sure of this fact even when talking to patience- whyd she think this in the first place- and if charon did in fact steal her soul that means patience does still exist somewhere correct? Ps fabulous issue again I LOVE YOU
Pat Shand: Patience certainly still exists somewhere. Prue did seem sure of this, but how could she be entirely convinced there is no way to bring Patience back? Seems a bit too convenient to me, that there’s no way to bring a soul back into a living body that Prue could easily occupy. X

Anonymous asked: if prue can bring bodies back why not her own... Obviously we know the real reason but how is it justified mythology wise

Pat Shand: At the time she chose Patience, she couldn’t have. She was just a specter. As of now, she could, but she obviously isn’t doing it. There is definitely a reason. X

 

Anonymous asked: i have faith in you! i think you're brilliant - my only other question - obviously when the all switched sides and the power of three went to prue- it didnt hurt the sisters- now it's being ripped away a second time and attempting to be given to prue- why does it hurt now?

Pat Shand: It’s a bit messier than that. Now that she is the Nexus of the All, her power also encompasses the Power of Three. However, the All feels a void within Prue – a void created when she relinquished the power in season nine. The magic of the All is compensating for that by almost magnetically, in a way, sapping the power from the sisters. However, since Prue has no way of controlling this, the All is essentially eating their futures, their power, and the life force of anyone who could potentially inherit the Power of Three in the future. That’s why, in #10, Prue’s presence hurt the kids as well. X

 

Anonymous asked: in both scenarios the power is being ripped from the sisters and given to prue

Pat Shand: It’s a magical conundrum. Because she is the all, Prue both has the power, but also has the hole where she originally relinquished it. That sort of personified oxymoron that Prue has become is what has the All lashing out. X

 

Anonymous asked: wait prue has the power of three?! i guys that makes sense since all power stems from the nexus and she is the nexus! MIND BLOWN! Since all power stems from the nexus of the all it's kinda calling it back home so to speak and the power of three is fighting it!

Pat Shand: It’s essentially like, no this is a bit simplified, that Prue is now the “Source” of all magic. The magic that exists within other witches, simultaneously exist within her. It isn’t that she has the Power of Three and the Charmed Ones don’t now – it’s just that her power encompasses it as well, but that glitch in the system referenced in the last few posts is trying to take it to fill that perceived hole within Prue’s essence and “destiny.” X

 

Anonymous asked: Hi Pat :) There's a line in Charmed Season Ten #12: "If she (Prue) had it her way, she'd be back in her boring old body with her boring old powers, and she'd definitely lose those tacky tribal tattoos". So Prue can't "recreate" her old body (like she did with Cole's body) but why? Are there any rules or limits to her powers? Can't she recreate all the bodies she wants? And why didn't she just recreate Benjamin body, instead of put him in his son's body?

Pat Shand: The last question, I’ve given a non-answer a bunch of times. It’s part of the story and a spoiler. The rest is Kyra’s interpretation, but she’s not exclusively saying that Prue wants her own body back. In context, she’s saying that Prue wishes none of this happened at all, that she never died. Her “boring old body” isn’t just her old physical form, it’s her pre-Nexus body. Prue could rebuild her body at this point, but something is keeping her in Patience – and one thing she is definitely unable to get rid of is the Nexus of the All. X

 

Anonymous asked: I am Charmed Hungry!!! Tease me anything, something tiny, a cover, perhaps just a phrase with no context, so you can cause a new revolution as everything you tease about Charmed, it doesn't have to be a whole panel, or something related to next issue, which I know for sure you've teased enough, but idk, perhaps a final word from an unknown script PLEEEEEEEEAAASEEEEEE *doggie face*

Pat Shand: From my outline of “The Reason”: “In our final scene, Piper returns to (REDACTED). She looks at the broken shards of (REDACTED).” X

 

Anonymous asked: arent phoebes daughters too young at this point for the third baby to be born... also are we going to see phoebes son since all old demons are coming back

Pat Shand: *SPOILERS – DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ #13*The second arc answered this question already. The future that would’ve been, as seen by us in the finale, doesn’t exist anymore. Prue’s inheritance of the Nexus of the All, for better or worse, erased their destiny. Anything can happen at any point. The Source’s heir could come back through Tyler, sure, but he would be a fetus. He’d be unable to do much of anything, as he couldn’t even control his own powers then and hasn’t grown at all in his death. X

 

Anonymous asked: what year are we roughly in during the current issue of charmed?

Pat Shand: It’s in comic book time. It’s the only kind of time that’ll work if Charmed is going to continue. I’ve seen people try to say what years in the 2000s this takes place, but if I’m going to make a pop culture reference, I’m not going to be slavish to the idea of Charmed being nailed down to that time. It will automatically date the comic before it’s even released, so trying to think of specific years will never make sense now that it’s off the air and continuing as comics and novels. Just think of it as happening now. X

 

Anonymous asked: my thing is i always assumed the comics are what happened between the last present day scene in forever charmed and the flast forward... is that flast forward scene technically untouchable canon since it came from the show (the source material.) Seeing as we never see how we got there, i assumed anything could have happened in between (aka the events in the comics aka s9 and s10) but the end result is always what we see in the flashforward.

Pat Shand: No, I’ve already changed the flash forward. There’s only one note CBS ever gave me about that, and it was less about keeping the flash forward in tact and more about leaving the characters in a place that made sense if this was either the last Charmed story OR if there would be more. The note made sense, so I’ll talk about it a bit after #22. X


 

Pat Shand: We haven’t seen the last of Javna this season. X

 

Anonymous asked: First of all, the issue was amazing I loved it! So the only one who doesnt has any marriage problems is Piper. She and Leo have going through a lot but now i see them happy. I m worried about Phoebes daughters and the future that we saw. The sisters didnt use their powers for a while , do you prepare us for a big battle? Thank you for your great stories keep going!!!!

Pat Shand: Yeah, with Piper and Leo, they’ve gone through so much that there’s nothing that could really get in the way of their relationship. Their marriage and their happy end feels really earned, and there’s no more to be gained dramatically from if I were to poke that bear. The Piper/Leo arc of the season – the whole “embracing the weird” thing – I think is way more interesting. And hell yeah there’s a big battle coming! X


 

Anonymous asked: Hi!first i really loved the issue BUT i don't understand how the future can change.What we saw in Forever Charmed wasn't a travel to the future or a premonition,each scene was the actual present? to be honest, i see the whole flashforward as a testimony wanted by Brad Kern and all the charmed staff (including the actresses) so i have to be honest and tell you that for the moment i'm really not excited by the possible changes (Coop's future, Henry and Paige divorce, Prue's responsability) :/

Pat Shand: You’re right, the Forever Charmed scenes weren’t premonitions – that was the actual present as it was supposed to happen then. Until Prue’s power as the Nexus started trying to, er, swallow the Power of Three, that was the future that was going to happen. In those scenes in the second arc, Piper did have a premonition of that future promised to the viewers by Brad Kern.

However, the reason I have for messing around with those is twofold. One, it makes sense with the Prue storyline – something sacred to the fans has been lost, and it gives what Prue’s magic is doing real weight. Two, the happy future we saw essentially removed all of the risk and dramatic tension in the story. As is? No one saw the end of #13 coming. With the future in tact as is, we couldn’t have pulled off that twist, nor many others that are coming up. It was definitely the right call. X

 

Anonymous asked: Why is it that these higher ups go to move is to always take husbands and fathers away from their wife's and children. Cupids and Whitelighters may not be the same but their elders sure don't act like it. In fact, both their elders seem to fit quite comfortable in the asshole category. I didn't want to call them assholes, but if the shoe fits. Phoebe need to kick some ass.

Pat Shand: That similarity between the Cupids and Elders is addressed next issue. Also, the full motivation behind Coop’s imprisonment in Cupid’s Temple isn’t revealed yet. There’s still a lot to learn. X

 

Anonymous asked: are we going to see the ancient athame again (please dont let prue get posessed by the old ones and the only way to save the world is to destroy her with the athame!)

Pat Shand: We will definitely see the Athame again. It’s a focal point of the season. X

 

Anonymous asked: in theory... if someone went back in time and stopped the athame from being created.... would that bring the souls back... if the athame never was made then it could never be used to destroy people right... right ::sad face:: basically do you as the writer know of ANY way to bring back the souls or undo the athames power

Pat Shand: The very reason I created it was to stop the resurrections, which cheapens death. Now, sacrifice actually means something. Your theory about destroying the Athame is cool though. Wouldn’t work, but it’s the best I’ve read. X

 

Anonymous asked: did you have any inspiration behind Heremus, both for the name and the "bug-creature" design?

Pat Shand: Here’s a sample from the script:

Page Fourteen and Fifteen (Double Page Spread)
DPS. We are behind Prue, who floats in the reddish/black sky, looking down at the CORPSE of a gargantuan OLD ONE.
This is HEREMUS.
It’s a nightmare brought to life – it’s about the size of the largest building you can imagine, but floating in space, it looks like a planet unto itself. We’ll need a design here, but I don’t want to go the Cthulhu route here and make it squid-like. We did that in some ways with Gaxageal – this is nastier, and it – in some ways – will be the Big Bad of our season.
We’ll work through the design, but it looks far more bug-like than the normal humanoid demons that we’ve seen in Charmed.
There is a small hole in its hide where Prue has burst from. This creature is the Wasteland.
Heremus appears very much dead. It is turned on its side, and its completely drained of color. It is rotting in some areas, too, as we don’t want readers to interpret Prue exiting its body as the killing blow.
Prue is dwarfed by Heremus, even though she’s in the foreground. She, at most, appears to be a slender moon compared to the planet that is this creature. X

 

samuelpino asked: Is Heremus older, mightier and eviler than the Source of All Evil?

Pat Shand: Much, much, much. The Source ain’t shit to an Old One at full power. Heremus as is, even in his weakened state, could channel any demon – the Source included – through Tyler to use as his puppet. X

 

Anonymous asked: I known the Source was the ruler of the Underworld, Demons and all Evil, but what about the Old Ones? is the Source also an Old One, an entity older than them or something created by them (with i don't like that idea very much) because with the title of The Source of All Evil is logical to think that he is far more ancient than the Old Ones.

Pat Shand: This isn’t mythology that I’ve written, but as you seen in Charmed, the Source of All Evil has been a title, not a single entity at all times. It’s possible that the Source was at one point an Old One or part of an Old One, or maybe that the distant original Source – someone we’ve never heard of – is/was. That would be an interesting angle. Or, maybe the Source rose up as an incredibly powerful demon after the Old Ones lost control of the Earth and became dormant, that would make him the Source of all new evil – a new species of demon emerging. However, that’s just me musing; one thing I decided when I started this season was, no matter what, no Source. On the bright side, because I’ll for sure never tell a story about the Source, I can freely speculate along with the readers. X

 

samuelpino asked: Is there a connection between Heremus and Cole? Because after the sisters vanquished him the first time and he ended up in the wasteland he started to collect many powers to escape, but then he went insane after that and now that we know about the Old Ones and Heremus i can't stop thinking that both are connected.

Pat Shand: I’ll say this. You aren’t wrong to think that they’re connected, but honestly I don’t think that there’s any way to figure out that connection until you see the full scope of Hermus’s plan. When I was plotting it, the way it all came together was almost scary. X

 

Anonymous asked: Is good to speculate, but actually in the show and season 9 it was established that the Source wasn't a demon or just a title instead he was a supernatural essence that could possess, reborn and assimilate any demon or mortal that rise to the throne of the Underwold. My problem with the Source is that originally he was a good villain and the personification of evil, but them he became a mess and after watching Lucifer in Supernatural and the First in Buffy i was very disappointed with him.

Pat Shand: The idea of a supernatural entity that goes from one creature to the next is kind of like a title to me… because we’ve seen that the Source possessing someone doesn’t erase all of their personality traits, so it isn’t just a parasite. It seems to be a power, perhaps an influential one, but not a sentient entity. It’s worth debating for sure. But yeah, the Source isn’t a great villain because of the amount of times he comes back and is defeated. That works for a Voldemort-level villain, but for a being like the Source, his multiple defeats sort of deflated him. He works better as an idea than a character. The best Charmed villains are the ones with personal stakes – Gideon, Cole/Belthazor come to mind. I hope to pull off something similar with Heremus. You’ll see how in the coming months. X

 

Anonymous asked: Do you consider Phoebe's zappy hands a separate power, or just a part of her empathy?

Pat Shand: We’re talking the power where she feeds someone’s emotions back to them, essentially weaponizing their feelings, right? That’s part of her empathy… Kind of ironic considering. We have some of that coming up in the comics. X

 

Pat Shand: The more I rewatched Charmed, the more I like Zankou. I wasn't that big on him as a villain the first couple of times through. His casual, normalization of evil is interesting, though. I think there's a depth there that I might've missed at first. X X

 

CharmedComicFan: Do you know when Volume 2 will be released? Amazon is now listing it for March.

Pat Shand: March is correct X

 


Elisa Feliz: This article was published by a national newspaper here, “Periodico Hoy” yesterday and it talks about my work on Charmed, barely, but it mentions something. It can also be read online here: http://alturl.com/jrqyq  X

A translation can be found here.

Below are a couple of script excerpts Pat shared on Tumblr:

From SequentialTart's interview with Pat Shand:

Who would you love to have as a guest star in Charmed that hasn't been in it before and why?
Pat Shand: Someone played by Nathan Fillion. Even if it's as a comic, I'd love to write for his voice. There's no one like him. X

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #13 (SPOILERS)

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Cover - Charmed Season 10 #16

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #13

Charmed Season 10 #13 is out today!

 

COURT OF LOVE
Phoebe and Coop stand before the Court of Love, awaiting judgment for Coop's actions. Piper and Leo approach the Elders for help with the Prue dilemma. Paige and Henry find themselves contemplating a future apart. Ben and Kyra join together to help Prue descend into the Demonic Wasteland for answers.
Yeah, none of this is going to go well.


The discussion/spoilers page is now open.

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #13

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #15

Pat Shand:

  • This January, CHARMED: SEASON TEN continues with our fifteenth issue. X
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Cover, Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #15 (SPOILERS)

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Pat Shand (A) Elisa Feliz (CA) David Seidman

 

THE FOUR SISTERS, PART TWO

, the Halliwells join together in a race against time to save the world... but at what cost?
Change is coming...

 

In Shops: 1/6/2016


David Seidman:

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Titles - Charmed Season 10 #19 & #20

Pat Shand: The remaining titles of Charmed: Season 10. X

  • #19 - Something Old, Something Prue
  • #20 - Advent
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Title - Charmed Season 10 #18

Pat Shand:

  • [...] issue eighteen is called Tribunal and Tribulations. [...]

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Pat Shand is writing the 3rd book in the new line of HarperCollinsCA/JoeBooks Charmed novels.

Pat just announced this on Tumblr:

 

NYCC ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m writing a Charmed novel

 

"About a year ago, CHARMED: SEASON TEN #1 came out. My life has gotten exponentially crazier since that day, mostly because the Charmed fanbase is amazingly, intensely dedicated in a way I didn’t really comprehend until recently. When I signed on to write the comic, I was positive that I would only do this one season and then move on. I had a specific story I wanted to tell, and 20+ issues is a huge commitment… a commitment I was simultaneously making to Robyn Hood and Grimm Fairy Tales: Arcane Acre. But then.

Early this year at SDCC, I was hanging out with Paul Ruditis, and he introduced me to the good folks over at Joe Books. Paul wrote two Charmed novels for them, set between seasons nine and ten of the comics. Did I mention Paul is an angel?

I’m BEYOND excited to announce that I’m currently writing a Charmed novel for Joe Books/HarperCollins Canada. I can’t tell you the title yet – it’s still officially Charmed: Book Three until we settle on the perfect title – but I can say that it’s a standalone story that fans of the show will understand perfectly with or without having read any of the comics. It’s set before Season Ten, and it follows the Charmed Ones as they investigate a witch using social media to reveal her powers to the world. Like with Paul’s Charmed novels before it, Book Three will be released as an ebook first. If it gets enough support, there may be a physical release.

I remember writing short stories on my mother’s typewriter when I was seven years old. I was obsessed with prose – short stories, novels, novellas… hell, I wrote as many Harry Potter fan fic novels as there are REAL ones. It wasn’t until I was older that I fell in love with screenwriting, playwriting, and, later, comic book writing. When I got my first gig in comics with IDW’s Angel, I followed it up with a slew of short prose stories at horror publishers before diving full time into comics. I’ve written and published about two hundred comics since those short stories came out. In a way, this project will bring me back to the basics of what I love about writing.

Don’t get it twisted though, I’m not going anywhere on the comics front. I’ll wrap up production on the Charmed novel in mid-November, and I’m doing it on top of my monthly comics. And, uh… not to mention, because I’m clearly a masochist, I also took on a couple of new comic book miniseries for the first quarter of 2016, as well as a multimedia project. Maybe I can announce the first one this weekend as well.

Anyway, Charmed fans: THANK YOU for embracing me, and for keeping me so entertained with your questions, your letters, your posts, and your love this year. It looks like we’re in for another adventure together."

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #12 (SPOILERS)

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #12

Charmed Season 10 #12 is out today!

 

VIRTUE

Prue gets in touch with her inner self. Kyra returns - again. And the Charmed Ones make a hard decision about Prue's future that will rock the Power of Three to its core.

Darkness descends in Charmed: Season Ten...

 

Pat Shand:

  • It's CHARMED Day! CHARMED: SEASON TEN #12, titled “Virtue,” is out today. It’s by me, Elisa Féliz, Valentina Cuomo, and Christy Sawyer, and it’s the big finale of the second arc, wherein we take a journey through the darkest parts of Prue’s mind. Cover by David Seidman.

The discussion/spoilers page is now open.

Come back later today to read my interview with Pat Shand talking about the events of the issue.

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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #12

  • Prue gets in touch with her inner self. Kyra returns - again. And the Charmed Ones make a hard decision about Prue's future that will rock the Power of Three to its core.
    Darkness descends in Charmed: Season Ten...
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Preview Phoebe - Charmed Season 10 #13

Giorgia Sposito: Although now I'm working on another project for , I post a sneak peek of issue 13 .. PHOEBE! <3 X

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2nd Preview Page - Charmed Season 10 #14

From Pat Shand's DECEMBER SOLICITS: Arcane Acre and Charmed: Season Ten continue… Tumblr post.

Elisa Feliz posted her pencils of the page. It is the 4th page of the issue. X

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Preview Page - Charmed Season 10 #14

Pat Shand: From “The Four Sisters, Part One.” X

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Interview with Elisa Féliz

INTERVIEW


How did you start working on comics?

Elisa Féliz: I started back in 1998, when I managed to get a space in the main national newspaper here in Dominican Republic to publish my one-page comics.  I was 10 years old back then, so my mom took me there to talk to the editor in chief. It sounds so funny, but it worked. Not long after, I started building my first websites to share my artwork online. Then in 2007 I started getting offered gigs in the US industry and so I continued to do that work while attending the Kubert School.


Were you a fan of the original TV show? What was it about “Charmed” that made you a fan? Question by Jak

Elisa: Yes, I was a huge fan! I remember the show was always so fun to watch and we didn’t want to miss an episode. I think what attracted me the most about the show was the relationship between the sisters and also, those fresh details that made their magic world different from what I had seen in the other shows and movies.

If possible to answer, who is your one favorite character in the series and why? Question by Mia

Elisa: When we used to watch the show my brother and I decided that our favorite character was Prue. She was the powerful one and the protector of the family. After she got killed we didn’t watch it as often, but without Prue, my favorite then would be Piper.

 

What is your process of drawing the sisters? Are there any specific steps you follow working on an issue? Question by LeoVzla

Elisa: I do the usual stages: Draw the layouts as thumbnails first, then the full-size roughs and then the final page. For every drawing I do a light underdrawing first and then do the final pencils over it. I never build the figures using shapes, I just start drawing it. For the likenesses I use reference every time I can.

 

What tools do you use to create an issue of Charmed Season 10? Do you create the interiors with a graphic tablet or with paper and pen? Question by TomTom

Elisa: I always use Bristol board and mechanical pencils.

What is your favorite piece of artwork you have done for this series thus far be it a single image on a page or a full page, which do you like best? Question by StoryGirl83

Elisa: It’s hard to pick one… From the ones that have been published already, it’s probably the splash page at the end of issue 3.

 

What is the most difficult part of drawing for Charmed? Who is the easiest and the hardest character to draw? Questions by LeoVzla, Sue K, Jean, TomTom

Elisa: Doing the likenesses while drawing so fast and drawing the manor are the hardest parts of it. I think for me, Paige is the easiest to draw of the sisters and Phoebe the hardest.

 

Are there any specific characters or scenes from the show you would like to draw but haven’t had the chance to do so far? Question by Jak

Elisa: Well, I’ve drawn almost every character I wanted, but there are a few characters left that I ‘d like to have the chance to draw. Like Freyja and Mist for example. Drawing Melissa George and Ivana Milicevic would be definitely fun. Or maybe drawing Ava or Tempus… Do Michelle Branch, Liz Phair and The Cranberries count?

As a fan, what do you think of the season so far? Which is your favorite plot development?

Elisa: I think it’s great!  I love it when it feels like you are watching the show. And there is still that humor and witty dialogue present. Something that I really liked that Pat created for the season was the whole thing about Valen and the ancient Athame. The characters were into real danger this time and I was curious to see the conclusion. Now there is something even bigger building up, but I can’t tell you about it.

What was your reaction when you read Pat’s script and realized you were to draw Cole’s last moments?

Elisa: It was unexpected, I couldn’t believe we wouldn’t see Cole, He was such an important character from the show that I wanted to keep drawing and having his soul destroyed, he couldn’t be brought back. But then I got to draw him again as Ben after issue 10. ha!

Last season had a lot of artists. You are doing most of this season. Once it is completed, you will have done more issues than anyone else. What are your thoughts on that? Question by StoryGirl83

Elisa: I feel Charmed! Very, very fortunate and grateful. I honestly didn’t think I could stay this long. I’m always impressed with the other artists’ work. It’s so good and it is fun for me to see how they handle things in such a different way. Being a fan of the show, this job is a dream come true for me, so, I could do this forever if it was possible. It will be certainly sad when the season comes to an end, but I’m sure Pat will leave us satisfied.


What other projects are you currently working on and where can people find you online?

Elisa: I don’t have much time to work anything else now that I’m working on Charmed, but I still do some work for my clothing line, Elliz Clothing and sometimes I do some inking in my spare time. Recently I did some inks for a comic called “No Barriers”.

You can easily find me online, at my official site elisafeliz.com, at facebook (https://www.facebook.com/elisafelizofficial) or (https://www.facebook.com/elisafeliz) to follow me. Also at deviantart (http://elisa-feliz.deviantart.com)  or soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/dj-ellix ) and I opened an instagram account @elisa.feliz


Lastly, is there anything you want to add or share with the fans?

Elisa: I’d like to thank everyone for following the series and being such active fans. It is very appreciated!

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Summary & Release Date - Charmed Season 10 #14

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Pat Shand (A) Elisa Feliz (CA) David Seidman
  • THE FOUR SISTERS, PART ONE
  • With the temporary spell wearing out, the Charmed Ones race to find a way to protect their family from Prue's powers without killing her. As they prepare to do a dangerous spell, the shape-shifting Big Bad that has seized control of one of their own is setting its plan in motion.

In Shops: 12/2/2015

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Latest from Social Media #19

TUMBLR & TWITTER

 

Anonymous asked: May I ask the number of the Issue where we meet the big bad of the season or it quialifies as a spoiler?, I remember you said on an interview it'll be on the second arc (If I'm not wrong)

Pat Shand: You’ve already met the Big Bad. Or have you? X

 

Anonymous asked: Are the sisters traveling to the future or the past this season? If this is a direct spoiler question I'm sorry.

Pat: Someone is definitely traveling to the past. Another character kinda lives in the past. X

 

Anonymous asked: Whats your favorite Charmed issue so far and why?

Pat: In Season Nine – which, as a whole, is probably my favorite overall season, perhaps tied with 3 or 4 depending on the day – the issues that Tess Fowler drew really stand out to me. She’s terrific. I’m a fan. In Season Ten, it’s kind of awk to comment on my own writing, but I think there is a lot to like in #3. #11 really came together when I rewrote it for lettering, more than the other issues, and I was able to see what Elisa/Valentina had done and change the dialogue to step the writing up a notch. I think people will like the way it ends – the thematic ending to the issue on page nineteen (before a creepy little epilogue/teaser at the very end) works well, I thought. But time will tell! X

 

Anonymous asked: how old is patience supposed to be- meaning how old is the body that prue inhabits haha

Pat: A little younger than Prue. X

 

Anonymous asked: would you say that prue's "new body" is still the oldest- cause i believe there was a line in war on witches that piper says something that prue is younger than her

Pat: I honestly don’t think it matters. I haven’t thought about it, and if that’s what Piper said in the novel, take it as canon. It’s not something I think about because the age of Prue’s host is the least interesting thing about that relationship to me. You will find out an enormous amount of details regarding Prue/Patience in #12, so don’t worry too much about the minutiae. X

 

@PatShand: Watching some Charmed to prepare for a character I've never written before. X

 

Anonymous asked: "Watching some Charmed to prepare for a character I’ve never written before." Please be Andy, please be Andy, please be Andy,,,

Pat: It’s a season two episode! X

 

Anonymous asked: OMG, you're bringing back someone from the show, I don't know if I should be scared or thrilled to read that!!!

Pat: I think the end of #11 might shed some light on what the next arc is going to be! X

 

Anonymous asked: HAHAHAHAHA for just a second I thought on Dan 😂😂😂, may I ask if is human or demon? Kinda wanna play guess who with ya!

Pat: Kinda neither, kinda both! Ish. X

 

thatssoteo asked: Hi Pat, may I ask you why there is a change of plan on season 10? I mean I thought there would be 24 issues and now I read 22. Why 2 less? :(

Pat: There are a lot of reasons. Primarily, I was thinking about the last arc and trying to figure out where we would place our one-shots. But with the way #17 ends, having one-shots didn’t make sense. It’ll be a better season at 22 issues than it would’ve been at 24… Though I understand the desire to want more, of course. But trust me on this, it’s the right call. Maybe ask me again after #22 is out. We will see how we feel about the choice then! X

 

Anonymous asked: does the sale numbers have anything to do with 22 issues instead of 24?

Pat: I gave my answer about this today, but I’ll add this. No one told me to do it, no one canceled it, nothing like that. It was my call, and Zenescope agreed with it. Maybe I’ll talk a bit more in depth about it when the issue is out, but for now that’s gonna be the final word. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride to the end of the season though! X

 

Anonymous asked: My bet's on the Source of All. Yup. I mean, that dude was awesome.

Pat: The Source is one I can definitely confirm I won’t bring back. He returned so many times it stopped being dramatic in a way, so I wouldn’t want to also take away from the older stories by doing that again. X

 

Anonymous asked: so to confirm- was that tyler the entire time with barbas taking over his body... or did barbas "posses" tyler after they both were in the portal (first tyler got sucked in then paige sent barbas in)

Pat: I won’t answer this question, but I will say that I thought more people would be asking if #11 showed us the real Barbas, the real Shax, etc. Which, yes, those were the real deal. But how and why we’re seeing them, that’s a bit longer-term. X

 

@PatShand: Charmed Season Ten #13 has some quality beefcake in it, you horndogs. X

 

@PatShand: Kareem can send out controlled and intense waves of sound from his body! X

 

@PatShand: Charmed #15 is so MEAN. X

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Interview with Pat Shand - Charmed Season 10 #11 (SPOILERS)

Under the cut you can read my interview with Pat Shand talking about the events of #11!

The interview contains spoilers.

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Charmed Season 10 will be 22 issues long

Pat Shand confirmed this on Tumblr:


Anonymous asked: Hi Pat, has it been confirmed that season 10 will have 22 issues or is it still uncertain? Sorry if it has been asked before, I couldn't find a definite answer.

Pat Shand: I don’t think I’ve said it definitively yet, but here we go: it’ll be 22 issues for sure. X

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Out Today - Charmed Season 10 #11

Charmed Season 10 #11 is out today!

  • FEAR ALWAYS COMES BACK

    After the fallout of the last issue has settled, life goes on for the Charmed Ones. That is, until an old enemy sets his sights on Paige and her new charges...

Pat Shand:

  • "Our break is over, and Charmed is back. Charmed: Season Ten #11 comes out today, and this one is called “Fear Always Comes Back.” As usual, it’s drawn by Eliza Feliz, colored by Valentina Cuomo, lettered by Christy Sawyer, and written by me, with a cover from David Seidman."

The discussion/spoilers page is now open.

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Cover - Charmed Season 10 #14

David Seidman:

  • Wow... my 40th #Charmed comic book cover for @zenescope! This is for season 10, issue 14 and the first time we see all four Charmed Ones together on the cover. Thanks to all the fans for making this so much fun.
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Preview - Charmed Season 10 #11

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