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Stuff Said 005: Frank Pittarese

(contains adult language)



  • Frank edited WHAT IF?, including the popular-amongst-some final issue (back in the late ’90s). We discussed the possible sequel. Here are some character designs and stuff I’d done for that never-to-see-the-light-of-day project:

First up, designs for what would have been the corner box art:The story was to follow these characters on a “Days of Future Past-esque”
world without the heroes who were missing for the Secret Wars. On this world,
Remaining heroes would be some kind of Avengers/X-Men hybrid.

Here’s The Beast (and some notes of who’d be on this team):

Here are more of them, including Carol Danvers and possible Hank Pyms:

And of course, there’d be superhero offspring:

Left to Right are the daughter of The Black Knight & Sersi,
and the children of Reed & Sue Richards (Allison & Franklin in this instance)

And here are designs for “Wonder Witch”, daughter of The Scarlet Witch & Wonder Man:

(I liked the costume on the right.)

And lastly, with Thor missing, Sif would take on his role as Asgardian on Earth:

Sadly, I don’t have the actual pitch document…but we were going to call it Secret Warriors…

  • Frank’s “American Idol” recaps here, and read his advice column here.
  • “Stuff Said Theme” by Craig Chin.
  • Other music: “She is Staggering (instrumental)” by Polaris, “Starsky & Hutch Theme”, “Knots Landing Theme”.


  1. Jason White

    It was nice to hear you guys banter back and forth again. it brought back great memories! Good show Gregg! I always enjoy listening to it but today was especially fun cause I got mentioned LOL

    • Gregg

      Thanks, Jason. It wouldn’t surprise me if your name doesn’t come up again (I’m pretty sure you’re mentioned (or at least alluded to) in episode 1 when I talked to Chris, who was your intern).

      I will say I sometimes think “boy, I sure mention and refer to those two and a half years at Marvel a lot”…but despite the bankruptcy and lay offs and all, those were good times.

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