Well, I've listened to the rest of the Comic Addiction podcast. Some interesting stuff in there:
The flag scene from issue 4 was something which PC has wanted to do for a while. He had that in mind before the series.
Meggan's story definitely isn't done - we will see more of that. He points out that Meggan's powers being kind of controlled by the world around her have similarities with Brian's powers being related to his own self confidence.
PC says that one of the things which has surprised him the most since writing comics is just how often things said in interviews, which are meant as a joke, get misread by fans in printed online interview, where there isn't any obvious inflection on the words to tell that he's not serious.
He would love to write a Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom reunited scene, but admits that she will probably be reserved by another writer if she returns. He hopes that he someday gets to write the two of them.
Paul says that continuing his young Killraven plot from Wisdom, with him being trained by Shang-Chi, is certainly something he wants to continue down the line. He would love to do a Master of Kung-Fu series, which would have little Jonathan Raven in it, but he doubts there would be enough interest right now to sustain it.
He doesn't see Blade and Spitfire as a kind of Vampire and Slayer / Buffy and Angel deal. He sees them as having a lot more in common. They're both much older than they appear, have certain similar attitudes, both have vampire aspects, but together they are young again. He says he loves the attitude of the WW2 war woman, which Jacqueline very much has. And as with all the characters he loves he's really going to put her through the mill in the next few issues...
He says that he has a great scene planned in the next issue, where Blade is actually going to have to take the glasses of and talk about things. He jokes that Blade (As he's been in recent times) isn't the kind of guy you can picture doing mundane tasks (Like ordering lunch in a canteen, for example) and he feels that it is necessary to break Blade's stoicism a little from time to time, because otherwise it becomes a bit laughable.
The interviewers say that they like what is going on between Faiza and the Black Knight. To which Paul asks ironically 'Is anything going on?'. He makes it clear that he has intentionally not inserted any dialogue hinting at a flirtation between the two. It's all in the body language and expressions of Kirk's pencils. And that's the way he wanted to play it for as long as he could.
They will both be travelling to Wakanda next issue to get the Ebony Blade back. Both will be wearing armour.
Talks about Dracula as being the greatest general of his generation - and therefore of the 19th and 20th century. He's a master strategist and has been playing certain members of this team for a long time, without their realising.
Dracula will also have a couple of other big supernatural villains with him.
The motivation behind Vampire State is Dracula wanting to find a home for his people. He's choosing Great Britain.
PC says that he, Leonard Kirk and Nick Lowe all feel so strongly for this book that none of the want to let the other two down. And that makes a real difference. Nick is very involved with shaping what sometimes start out as quite 'out there' plots. He also noted that he has plenty more plots to go. For Wisdom he actually had entire titles of other stories he could have written.
Asked about dream titles to work on, Paul said that if he were to be offered another ongoing title at Marvel he would not want it to be at the expense of this title. He did say though that he is a huge Defenders fan, has liked pretty much every incarnation of the team, but believes Marvel is all 'Defendered-out right now'.