Just a followup since you answered my question last week regarding Speedball/Penance.
When you talk about the number of "Penance enthusiasts" what do you base that on? Emails? Snail mails? Sales of the Penance mini? Online communities and forums? I'm also curious as to if this is the same type of criteria you use for other ideas. How do you know a project or concept is connecting with the audience the way you'd like? Sales alone?
This week you said people had to actualy read the stories before you could comment on them, otherwise they get the big "Wait and See" response. Well, as someone who's been "wait and see"-ed before, Lets go back and take a gander at something.
As someone who was devoutly, devotedly, determinedly pro-registration during the civil war, I'm very frustrated with the direction that Marvel has chosen to take in re: the SHRA. It seems like you, dispite assurances to the contrary, have decided to almost openly say the Anti-Reg side was right and have the leaders of the Pro-Reg movement turn there backs on it. Is this fair to the fans who were lured into rooting for Tony, Reed and Hank? Please tell me that we have not heard the last word on this (even though it seems like Norman Osborn is the final feather in the cap of the Anti-Reg side).
After Spider-Girl was finally really canceled, it now continues to be published in Amazing Spider-Man Family, and over at DC Comics they are publishing Manhunter with a Batman book. Is there any chance Marvel might consider doing something like that with MI13? Like, put it in back of an X-Men book or somewhere? If it's a yes, then may I also suggest Peter David's She-Hulk run continue in the back of a Hulk book? It could be a really good idea for Marvel, to make fans happy and get more sales. I wouldn't buy Amazing Spider-Man family without Spider-Girl, and there's no chance I'd buy any book Paul Dini (a fine writer I'm sure, but not my taste) wrote without something like Manhunter being there too. I'd buy X-Men and Hulk books too if they had MI13 and Peter David's She-Hulk in back of them, and I'm not buying those now.
Mr. Quesada, I'm sure you get too many questions about The 3.99 Plague, but here's one more. I had actually written a long, rambling letter that I was going to mail to both DC and Marvel detailing everything from my entire history as a comic book fan, to my reactions to the price hikes, to my future comics purchasing plans. I never mailed the letters, but I'll boil it down to its essence here, and hopefully you'll get to read it. Like everyone else, I saw the price increases coming for quite a while, but once they actually hit it pretty much killed my enthusiasm for comics. I know there are good reasons for the increase, but I just can't justify spending 4 bucks on a single comic anymore. I've dropped every title I used to buy that's gone up to $3.99, and I'll drop any more that go up in the future. I've quit buying books like Batman and Uncanny X-men that I've been reading for close to 25 years. Eventually, I guess, I'll be out of the comics buying business altogether. We comic book fans like to complain a lot, but we seldom vote with our wallets when push comes to shove. I've finally decided to do it, and I've been collecting comics since 1984, when I was 10 years old. If I've done it I can imagine that others, maybe many others, have too. After all that, I guess my question is can the comics industry risk losing a ton of readers and what are the publisher's plans if this ends up severely hurting the industry? I'm no economist, but I know I would spend more on comics if they were cheaper.
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I'm just asking for a minute of your time to discuss what could be the greatest comic story ever told in this era.
All I ask is that you be open minded. Nothing more, nothing less. The story of Mar-Vell's real return, regardless of interpretation, just needs a fair chance instead of being put off.
Out of true Marvel loyalty, I ask you...Will you at least, give the thought, and the prosperity therein, of bringing back the real Mar-Vell at least a fair chance, not from a 'fanboy' point of view, but from a poignant "story-telling" point of view. Don't put us on the shelf.
There are so many interesting stories about this. Think about it, everyone wonders about the afterlife, I don't care who you are.
A returning hero is, as long as the hero is justifiable as much as the comeback, can be such an inspiriational tool. I personally guarantee you that Captain America Reborn will be a success.
Thank you for listening...
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WE WANT CAPTAIN MAR-VELL BACK
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" MAIL IT TO..."M A R - V E L L" "Hand written letters only."
p.s. If you have the means, please support the HERO INITIATIVE...it's this project I heard about which benefits comic artists/writers with health problems and no insurance, sounds like a good thing. Thanks for listening. http://www.heroinitiative.org.
I'm a big fan of runaways, and collected all three of the hardcovers.. but for a while now there have been no more, are you planning on releasing anymore of them?
I have to admit i don't know if i'll keep collecting it if it won't be
Can you do us on the CBR boards all a favor and just point out to "psm" that Dark Reign, is in fact an "Event"?
Simply b/c the Event doesn't have a singular go-through series doesn't make it any less of an Event than those of the past (Onslaught comes to mind as an example).
The excessive amounts of tie-ins and minis created solely to represent different perspectives of Osborn's rise are all very similar to those created for every other Marvel Event of recent (CW:Frontline, CW:X-Men, CW:Young Avengers & Runaways, etc).
It would just create a much more peaceful environment if everybody could admit that these Events are still big sellers, and Marvel will continue to produce them as long as they continue to sell well.
Now that it looks like Danny Rand is both a husband/father to be like his main man Luke Cage, can we expect a playdate between the offspring of Misty Knight and Iron Fist and Danielle Cage? I don't suppose there are any plans for "Heroes for Hires Babies"? It worked for the X-Men.... Seriously though, will Duane Swierczynski be returning to Iron Fist after Immortal Weapons and if so will he continue this plot point?