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Subj: No to you
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 05:23:41 pm EDT (Viewed 319 times)
Reply Subj: Ok...sort of...but also no
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 02:32:46 pm EDT (Viewed 12 times)

    See that is the issue though. Marvel has largely fallen to cronyism in recent years.

So at least you agree with my logic. Your position seems to be seperate.

But you're wrong. It's not recent years and it's not cronyism. Marvel has always had certain writers that they promote, because they sell and because they are close to editorial. Look at Harras and Lobdell/Mackie in the 90s. Look at DC today with Johns and Lee. I'm sure creators at Marvel in the 60s got work because they were close with editorial.

Nothing has changed, except for your viewpoint and which writers you like. Name a writer you like at Marvel and chances are they are close with other creators at Marvel and editorial there.

    For example, you'll hear people say "we use Bendis because he sells" but then you put Bendis on Moon Knight and guess what...it didn't sell. Fraction's had the benefit of three successful movies and yet Iron Man still languishes at #62 on the chart (below such giants as Red Hood and the Outlaws and Supergirl). The Marvel "architects" are in the place they are because they're part of Marvel's upper management clique.

Again, it's a ridiculous statement to make. Bendis on Moon Knight didn't sell? Well neither did Johns on Booster Gold. Some properties aren't going to be top sellers regardless of the creators sometimes.

Are you really going to say that Bendis, Fraction, Brubaker, Hickman, and Aaron are talentless? I see lots of people who would disagree with that.

    Put it this way, if Stern were writing an Avengers book he'd almost certainly "care to use her". So the reason she's not being used is because of the writers writing the books not the fact that no writer wants to use the character.

But more important than that, Stern isn't writing the book. But that doesn't matter. I could easily say "If Tom were writing the book, he'd use the character". So what?

We all have characters and creators that we like. But if you like a character or creator that's not the most popular, at least understand why and that other people may not like them.

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