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Hobie Brown




According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.

My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.

Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown


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Spiffy




> According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
>
> My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
>
> Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown

Yeah, but I thought that "Initiative" WAS going to be his new ongoing project.

Slott can do great work--I've said that for a long time--but he needs to focus. When he doesn't, that's when he gets sloppy and slides into the silliness he's occasionally be accused of.

Also, he needs to find a happy medium between the "decompressed" story focuses of some of his contemporaries and the "compressed" style he's focused on in his own work. The best results come from a combination of one-off and ongoing plots, not one or the other.


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GammaSpidey




I would be very sad to see him leave She-Hulk. On the other hand, every time he's featured Spidey or one of his supporting characters in that book it's been great. Haven't read the Spider-Man/Human Torch mini that he did, but my friend said it was great.

But again.... what happened with the Jeph Loeb/J. Scott Campbell project that was seemingly mentioned almost 2 years ago? I figured they would be the new team.



> According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
>
> My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
>
> Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown


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Mr Honey Bunny




> According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
>
> My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
>
> Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown

I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.

To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.


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Dr. Shallot




> > According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
> >
> > My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
> >
> > Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown

I've been anxious to see Slott on a spider-title as well. I do hope that the rumor of his leaving She-Hulk is not true though. I just can't envision that title without him as writer.

I wouldn't characterize his rise as quick or sudden however, he's paid his dues.
>
> I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.

Why? For name recognition? To the best of my knowledge he hasn't blown away too many readers since taking over Wolverine, and let's face it, not too many new readers are going to say "Cool! A writer from Lost and Heroes has taken over Spider-man".
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> To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.

I like Sacasa on Senasational, although I know you are not his biggest fan. If Slott doesn't get Amazing the I'd rather have Peter David take over the flaghsip title.




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The Zeppo





> To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.

Personnally to keep my happy, Loeb on Amz, Slott on FNSM, and leave Sacasa on Sen...I like have an adult and darker themed book


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Blargh




The current Wolverine arc is complete trash with XTREME 90S painted all over it. That, and it's taking some elements from Earth X and putting them in 616.

Follow that up with the horrible dialoge in Fallen Son, and while I won't say I'd definately drop Amazing, it'd be on the table.

Loeb can be a good writer. Spider-Man: Blue has him writing in a diary/journal like style, and he can do that. But when the character he's portraying is talking, the words seem forced and horribly scripted, not conversation-like at all.


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Spiffy




> > According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
> >
> > My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
> >
> > Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown
>
> I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
>
> To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.

I'd put David on Amazing, but that might be a reach since I always got the feeling that Marvel editorial doesn't like him (although he'd never say so).

Slott takes his place on FNSM.

Sensational could go a lot of ways. I'm not a huge fan of Sacasa, but it could be worse.


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Mr Honey Bunny





> > I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
> >
> > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
>
> I'd put David on Amazing, but that might be a reach since I always got the feeling that Marvel editorial doesn't like him (although he'd never say so).
>
> Slott takes his place on FNSM.
>
> Sensational could go a lot of ways. I'm not a huge fan of Sacasa, but it could be worse.

It seems FNSM does not sell as much as the two others titles... so Marvel wouldn't take the risk to put PAD on the flagship title.


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Mr Honey Bunny




> The current Wolverine arc is complete trash with XTREME 90S painted all over it. That, and it's taking some elements from Earth X and putting them in 616.
>
> Follow that up with the horrible dialoge in Fallen Son, and while I won't say I'd definately drop Amazing, it'd be on the table.
>
> Loeb can be a good writer. Spider-Man: Blue has him writing in a diary/journal like style, and he can do that. But when the character he's portraying is talking, the words seem forced and horribly scripted, not conversation-like at all.

Loved his work for Long Halloween and Dark Victory on Batman.


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Mr Honey Bunny




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> > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
>
> Personnally to keep my happy, Loeb on Amz, Slott on FNSM, and leave Sacasa on Sen...I like have an adult and darker themed book

I tend to think spider fans still prefer PAD over Sacasa... Even if it seems Sensational is selling better. I think it has more to do with the Artwork than the stories ... or at least I hope it's that.


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Mr Honey Bunny





> > I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
>
> Why? For name recognition? To the best of my knowledge he hasn't blown away too many readers since taking over Wolverine, and let's face it, not too many new readers are going to say "Cool! A writer from Lost and Heroes has taken over Spider-man".
> >

But you can't also compare Wolverine to Spider-Man. You could compare his work on Superman or Batman. Wolverine has always been a second rate title IMO because Wolverine is loved by a lot of X-Men readers. It's been years I haven't read it, but I can remember that just during the fist 100 issues, only like 10 were worth it !

And, contrary to you, I do think name recognition and the fact he wrote on Lost, Smallville and Heroes is an important thing to bring in new readers. The industry works like that now.
Wolverine doesn't matter that much by now, X-Men 3 was last year, now it's Spider-Mania 3 !!
New readers will look at the comics after watching the movie, see it's a new writer, and that writer is also the one of the shows they are watching on TV ... that's the way it is.

No one is caring about Wolverine that much, it could be any writers on it, just because it's not Wolverine's time....heh, it's simple as that.

> > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
>
> I like Sacasa on Senasational, although I know you are not his biggest fan. If Slott doesn't get Amazing the I'd rather have Peter David take over the flaghsip title.
>
>

I would prefer to see PAD instead of Sacasa, and have both Slott and Loeb.
Sacasa bored me to death for the last 6 months...


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Blargh




While I don't read DC, I'll take your word for it. However, that was then. The stuff he is writing now is what would be produced.

I am not looking forward to the Spidey issue of Fallen Son.

> Loved his work for Long Halloween and Dark Victory on Batman.


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Pym Particle




> I would be very sad to see him leave She-Hulk. On the other hand, every time he's featured Spidey or one of his supporting characters in that book it's been great. Haven't read the Spider-Man/Human Torch mini that he did, but my friend said it was great.
>
> But again.... what happened with the Jeph Loeb/J. Scott Campbell project that was seemingly mentioned almost 2 years ago? I figured they would be the new team.
>
>
>
> > According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
> >
> > My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
> >
> > Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown


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ABC




> > According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
> >
> > My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
> >
> > Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown
>
> I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
>
> To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.

Removing Sacasa from Sensational wouldn't make me happy at all.


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Mr Honey Bunny





> > I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
> >
> > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
>
> Removing Sacasa from Sensational wouldn't make me happy at all.

Neither moving PAD from FNSM ... heh, it's a choice afterall.

What if Loeb was to be on ASM, but then Slott is given a title, would it be instead of Sacasa or PAD ??

Personally, I wouldn't be against 4 titles, if the 4 are good ... What would be the point to stay with 3 ! \:\-D

That's the only solution to make everyone happy it seems.


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Mr Honey Bunny




> While I don't read DC, I'll take your word for it. However, that was then. The stuff he is writing now is what would be produced.
>
> I am not looking forward to the Spidey issue of Fallen Son.
>

So do I.
I'm not as much as I'm not looking at his Wolverine work.

But, I would be interested to see him on a real Spider-Man title, not a Civil War Tie In.

> > Loved his work for Long Halloween and Dark Victory on Batman.


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AJ




> According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
>
> My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
>
> Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown

I love Dan Slott's work - She-Hulk, The Thing, Spidey/Human Torch and GLA/GLX have all been excellent and I think he'd be a great fit for ASM.

His recent involvement in the Marvel Editorial Summit, with just a handful of other writers, indicates that he is definitely going to be playing a major role in the Marvel Universe. I know he already writes CW:Initiative, but it would make sense for him to take on another MAJOR title like ASM.

I've enjoyed JMS' run on ASM, but I do recognise his faults as a writer and I think Slott would be a great counter-balance to the JMS run. He would probably use a lot of Spidey continuity, with classic villains and supporting cast.

Well, I guess all we can do is wait and see. If the choice is between Loeb and Slott I would definitely pick Slott.

AJ






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PastWatch




Completely agree with you friend. I too have loved Slott's work and been waiting for him to be given ASM. If Slott comes on board and Peter David stays, I will be in Spider-Man heaven.



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Mindworm




Based on the FCBD issue, I'd bet good $$$ on it, with rotating artists between Jiminez and mystery man X.


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Comp




> To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.

That wouldn't make me happy! I love Aguirre-Sacasa, and I can't stand Slott.

Of course, I'll give Slott a chance should he be given a core Spider-Man title, but my expectations would be extremely low.

-Comp


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Mr Honey Bunny




> > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
>
> That wouldn't make me happy! I love Aguirre-Sacasa, and I can't stand Slott.
>
> Of course, I'll give Slott a chance should he be given a core Spider-Man title, but my expectations would be extremely low.
>
> -Comp

... to have 4 titles with Loeb, Slott, Sacasa and PAD !

Maybe, then, everyone will be happy, ... and 1 title per week would also be good news for me !


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Smithville Thunderbolt




> According to "All the Rage" on Silver Bullet Comics, Dan Slott is leaving "She-Hulk" to pick up something big. Seeing as Mr. Slott has risen through the ranks very quickly at Marvel, and they obviously think very highly of his work (giving him "Avengers: The Initiative" and having him at the recent annual creative summit), coupled with the fact that he is the writer of the FCBD "SM: Swing Shift," I think it's fair to speculuate that he will be the next writer of ASM. Reportedly, the announcement will be made in June at Wizard World in my hometown of Philly.
>
> My reaction (if true): I'm speechless. This is exactly what I've been calling for for months (if not years), and I could not be more excited. Slott was born to write ASM, and I truly believe if he gets the job, he will knock it out of the park. I really hope this happens.
>
> Hobie "I'm ready for my cameo, Mr. Slott" Brown


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Stu The Disgruntled Greek




The way some people act about spoilers, the next writer could very well be a spoiler to them. but that is just me taking a guess.

I don't see it being a spoiler.

The Disgruntled Greek


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Crazy Penguin




> The way some people act about spoilers, the next writer could very well be a spoiler to them. but that is just me taking a guess.
>
> I don't see it being a spoiler.
>
> The Disgruntled Greek

It is when the writer turns out to be Uncle Ben back from the dead!


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Comp




> > > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
> >
> > That wouldn't make me happy! I love Aguirre-Sacasa, and I can't stand Slott.
> >
> > Of course, I'll give Slott a chance should he be given a core Spider-Man title, but my expectations would be extremely low.
> >
> > -Comp
>
> ... to have 4 titles with Loeb, Slott, Sacasa and PAD !
>
> Maybe, then, everyone will be happy, ... and 1 title per week would also be good news for me !

No arguments there! . . . except that, if there's going to be another lighter book (which is what I'd anticipate from Slott), I'd like to see it go to Zeb Wells. There's someone with tons of potential for a mainstream Spider-Man book.

-Comp


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Crazy Penguin




> if there's going to be another lighter book (which is what I'd anticipate from Slott)

Why? He's written a his fair share of dark and heavier stories too. He writes in the tone that best serves the title, it just happens that he's been assigned a lot more "light" titles than "heavy". When he's assigned something dark (like Arkham Asylum or Avengers: The Initiative) he does dark. When he's assigned something humorous (Ren & Stimpy) he does humorous. When he's assigned big colourful action (The Thing) he does big colourful action.

He's gone on record to say that if he was ever assigned Amazing Spider-Man it wouldn't all be jokes and tea parties, there would be some of the bleaker elements there that have been long associated with the character.

Was Spider-Man/Human Torch light-hearted? For the most part, yes. But that wasn't Amazing Spider-Man, it was Spider-Man/Human Torch. When have Spider-Man and Human Torch team-ups not been light-hearted?


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AndrewMTC




> > > > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
> > >
> > > That wouldn't make me happy! I love Aguirre-Sacasa, and I can't stand Slott.
> > >
> > > Of course, I'll give Slott a chance should he be given a core Spider-Man title, but my expectations would be extremely low.
> > >
> > > -Comp
> >
> > ... to have 4 titles with Loeb, Slott, Sacasa and PAD !
> >
> > Maybe, then, everyone will be happy, ... and 1 title per week would also be good news for me !
>
> No arguments there! . . . except that, if there's going to be another lighter book (which is what I'd anticipate from Slott), I'd like to see it go to Zeb Wells. There's someone with tons of potential for a mainstream Spider-Man book.
>
> -Comp

Hey again, Comp \:\)

Just curious, did you not like Slott's Spidey/Torch mini? I know a number of people don't like his She-Hulk etc kind of work, but I would be surprised to find someone who didn't enjoy that mini. Taste is taste though, so nothing against you if it wasn't your cup of tea. Only wondering your opinion since that's the most we've seen him work on Peter so far.

Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!



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sononsj




> > The way some people act about spoilers, the next writer could very well be a spoiler to them. but that is just me taking a guess.
> >
> > I don't see it being a spoiler.
> >
> > The Disgruntled Greek
>
> It is when the writer turns out to be Uncle Ben back from the dead!

j/k ;\-\)


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Spiffy




>
> > > I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
> > >
> > > To make everyone happy, we could have Loeb on Amazing, Slott on sensational instead of Sacasa and keep PAD on FNSM.
> >
> > I'd put David on Amazing, but that might be a reach since I always got the feeling that Marvel editorial doesn't like him (although he'd never say so).
> >
> > Slott takes his place on FNSM.
> >
> > Sensational could go a lot of ways. I'm not a huge fan of Sacasa, but it could be worse.
>
> It seems FNSM does not sell as much as the two others titles... so Marvel wouldn't take the risk to put PAD on the flagship title.

Probably true. But that logic DOES presume that FNSM isn't selling because of HIM as opposed to any number of other reasons (kiddie sounding less well known name; newest book; etc.)


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Dr. Shallot




>
> > > I think Loeb is more the kind of writer they are searching for on the flagship title.
> >
> > Why? For name recognition? To the best of my knowledge he hasn't blown away too many readers since taking over Wolverine, and let's face it, not too many new readers are going to say "Cool! A writer from Lost and Heroes has taken over Spider-man".
> > >
>
> But you can't also compare Wolverine to Spider-Man. You could compare his work on Superman or Batman. Wolverine has always been a second rate title IMO because Wolverine is loved by a lot of X-Men readers. It's been years I haven't read it, but I can remember that just during the fist 100 issues, only like 10 were worth it !

Well, I haven't been a fan of Wolverine either, but I can't see how you can just exclude Loeb's work on Wolverine as a basis for comparison.
>
> And, contrary to you, I do think name recognition and the fact he wrote on Lost, Smallville and Heroes is an important thing to bring in new readers. The industry works like that now.

Still, I think if you were to poll any new reader on the identity of Jeph Loeb, the most common reply would be "who?". New readers are interested in the character, not necessarily the creator. Quality stories will keep the readers around, wether written by Jeph Loeb or the "unknown outside the comic world" Dan Slott. So while advertising the fact that a Hollywood writer is now on Spidey may bring in some new readers, it's not going to keep them around if the title sucks.

> Wolverine doesn't matter that much by now, X-Men 3 was last year, now it's Spider-Mania 3 !!
> New readers will look at the comics after watching the movie, see it's a new writer, and that writer is also the one of the shows they are watching on TV ... that's the way it is.

And then what? Will they say "well, if it's by a tv writer it has to be good!"? Since the movie will be a few months old by the time the creative team switch, it's up to JMS and Quesada to keep any new readers around anyway. Marvel has had a less than stellar level of success at capitalizing off movies.
>
> No one is caring about Wolverine that much, it could be any writers on it, just because it's not Wolverine's time....heh, it's simple as that.

Again, I don't see how you can make your argument by saying "no one cares about Wolverine". After Spidey he's perhaps Marvel's most recognizable face. There's a solo movie in the works. Guest appearances by the character drive up sales. Again, I could care less about the character, but you can't just dismiss Loeb's mediocre work on that title and say "Aw, that won't happen on Spider-man".
>

> >
> >
>
> I would prefer to see PAD instead of Sacasa, and have both Slott and Loeb.
> Sacasa bored me to death for the last 6 months...

I wouldn't object to Loeb on a spider-title either, but I just don't think that a writer with more cross-genre clout is the logical or "automatic" choice to succeed JMS as writer of Amazing.


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