If this really were a war movie, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort would be the tough sergeant who tries to get everyone out alive but doesn’t make too many friends along the way. John Glenn, say. He really went above and beyond at Newsarama, answering posters questions into the small hours of the night. His answers didn’t make everyone happy, but he stood by his guns, and showed, we think, commendable candor.
A few selections:
My point is that the only reason our industry runs on a thirty day cycle is because it’s a holdover from the days when comic books were newsstand-oriented periodicals, and everybody’s used to that. But if you look at the entire field over the last five years, you can see that starting to change. And, like with any change, not everybody is going to be equally comfortable with it.
We put out monthly comics because that’s the way we’ve always largely done it. But the reason for why the comics are produced monthly in this format has kind of fallen away–and because of this fact, you’ve begun to see a metamorphosis in the way the industry operates, in my opinion.
Originally Posted by Bobo Da Hobo
I love Tom Breevort. If you disagree with him, you hate Marvel Comics, simple as that
Well, no, not really.
But if you spell my name wrong, then you clearly hate Marvel Comics.
I could have stuck somebody else onto CIVIL WAR in a fill-in capacity and been pretty confident that the sales numbers would have held up all the way through the end of the series–the momentum is clearly that strong. But as I said in the main piece, I’m trying to take a long-term view on this, which also means taking into account the shelf life of the eventual collection, and the reader enthusiasm going into the CIVIL WAR spin-out titles and everything else that’s coming up in the Marvel U next year. I think it’s pretty plain that the casualty of the negative downturn in reader response to the end of CIVIL WAR was the ONE YEAR LATER books. And so, I choose to learn from that.
Along the way he also discloses that Mark Millar has yet to finish the script to issue 7, but just turned in his final, 7th draft of the script to #6. So that should settle that.