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Mek

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Primetime.

Subj: Re: Oliver Coipel leaving Thor? Well... yes and no, it seems.
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 11:11:49 am CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Oliver Coipel leaving Thor? Well... yes and no, it seems.
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 11:06:14 am CDT

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> My question is this: Given the amount of lead time they had on this book, why would they need a fill in at just #7?

Did they have a lot of lead time? Despite the amount of time Thor has been in hiatus, it has only been relatively recent that JMS was designated as the writer. Before then, we had Gaiman and Millar being wishy-washy about writing the title.

And even with the lead time, it may be a case of the creative team choosing the most appropriate time for a fill-in artist knowing that eventually a fill-in artist will be a necessity. I'm guessing that a two issue arc following the first arc was viewed as an opportunity to give Coipel a further cushion.

> Did they have a lot of lead time? Despite the amount of time Thor has been in hiatus, it has only been relatively recent that JMS was designated as the writer. Before then, we had Gaiman and Millar being wishy-washy about writing the title.

I heard it was 4 months after Civil War ended and Thor began, and during that time frame -probably slightly before CW's finale- JMS was announced as the writer and Coipel as the artist.

I'm fairly certain that they probably were sneaky enough to get a good chunk of stuff done beforehand. I don't know how much longer Coipel is exclusive to Marvel (it's been what, almost 2 years since he was announced as exclusive?), but I don't seem to recall him being tied to any other major projects outside of House of M and the New Avengers Luke/Jessica wedding issue. Even then, those were LONG before Civil War and Thor's re-launch announcement.

> And even with the lead time, it may be a case of the creative team choosing the most appropriate time for a fill-in artist knowing that eventually a fill-in artist will be a necessity. I'm guessing that a two issue arc following the first arc was viewed as an opportunity to give Coipel a further cushion.

If that's the case, I'm glad they probably thought that out ahead of time instead of delaying the book for 2-3 months while waiting for even the fill-in to finish.


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