Interview: Writer Ethan Bull Discusses WORLD WAR HACK
Published on Comicosity.com by Aaron Long on April 26, 2012 | 0 Comment
If there is to be another World War the battleground will be different than the past two. Technology has ingrained itself heavily in the world we live in and there is a definite possibility the next wars will be fought heavily in cyberspace. Writer Ethan Bull teams up with artist Tsubasa Yozora to bring the world of hacking to the world of comics with World War Hack from Viper Comics. Ethan took time to answer some questions about how the book came to be and what readers can expect.
Aaron Long: Straight from the creator’s mouth: how would you describe World War Hack?
Ethan Bull: The short answer is that World War Hack is about a teenage computer hacker who gets wrapped up in a hacking competition designed by the government to secretly solve a national security crisis.
The longer answered is that it is a story which deals with the theme of right versus wrong from a computer hacking perspective. The idea that we, as a country, need to step up our efforts to find and recruit the best computer/network security talent we can find no matter where they come from to help protect us. And lastly, it is a story that hopefully convinces us all to acknowledge that as our world becomes more connected, it also becomes more vulnerable to the whims of black hat hackers whether they are foreign nations, rogue groups or individuals.
That said, the short answer sounds more fun so go with that one.