As revealed at the recent Marvel: Next Big Thing panel at FanExpo Canada, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Peter Nguyen are bringing back one of the most beloved Crossgen series, ‘Route 666,’ for a new generation. The four issue mini doesn’t start until February of 2012, but we chatted with Aguire-Sacasa right now about the book, how it will be different from the previous series, and just where he gets his inspiration (note: it isn’t a Johnny Rockets):

MTV Geek: Let's talk about Route 666... What's the general concept of the series?

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: It's a horror/crime series set in the 1950s, along historic Route 66, which runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. Two deputies cruise the highway, the "mother-road," as it's called, investigating paranormal crimes and events.

Geek: Who is Evan Cisco?

RAS: He's our strong, silent, brooding lead. He's a US Marshall dealing with all sorts of monsters and demons on the job and a crumbling marriage at home--complicated by the fact that he spends most of his time on the road, away from home. He's a pragmatist; also, he may have a slight drinking problem. Read More...

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