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  • JMS back at Marvel?

    This, from Bleeding Cool (I know they're trash, but that's where the news came from).

    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05...ess-in-august/

    Also, someone via Twitter quizzing JMS on if this might be linked to a Supreme Power continuation... he replied in typical cryptic JMS fashion but didn't outright dismiss it. Interesting...

    Definitely a lot more exciting than the AWA comics stuff.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

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    JMS' answer. Truly cryptic!

    J. Michael Straczynski‏Verified account @straczynski 11h11 hours ago

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    It's a thing, and a thing upon which I cannot comment, except to note that before one should say that THIS thing is THAT thing or the OTHER thing one should wait and gather more data to avoid jumping to confusions. So yes, I can say it is a thing, but what thing, I cannot say.
    ETA: And I'm quite excited by the AWA announcement since it includes JMS writing his own titles again.
    Last edited by Jan; 05-08-2019, 06:51 AM.
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jan View Post
      JMS' answer. Truly cryptic!

      ETA: And I'm quite excited by the AWA announcement since it includes JMS writing his own titles again.
      Yeah, I should try be more positive / withold judgement there, but their business model and proposed titles made me instantly think 'not for me'! Oh well, let's hope JMS puts out something that proves me wrong. I am a bit burned out on superhero stuff tbh. I don't keep up with comics like I used to, bar a few creators who I know always knock it out of the park.
      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

      Kosh: Good!

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      • #4
        So after reading this thread I thought about it for awhile and here is the question I've come up with. If JMS is respected in the "Comic World" why didn't Joe's Comics do better? I mean I know the material was there, but it definitely seems the sales weren't - if they had been they would likely still be running. Is this just the fickle nature of the "Comic World" or is do people think there is a direct correlation between how Joe's Comics organized? Or did JMS try to release too much at once?

        Personally I'd be more excited if JMS were getting back involved with the writing of the Marvel Movies than comics. That is the high profile he needs.
        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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        • #5
          Can't speak for him, of course, but I think JMS prefers his own characters and the freedom to break them if he feels that's where the story needs to go. I'm not sure of the timeline but I've felt that his vision issues had much to do with his phasing out Joe's Comics.
          "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Looney View Post
            So after reading this thread I thought about it for awhile and here is the question I've come up with. If JMS is respected in the "Comic World" why didn't Joe's Comics do better? I mean I know the material was there, but it definitely seems the sales weren't - if they had been they would likely still be running. Is this just the fickle nature of the "Comic World" or is do people think there is a direct correlation between how Joe's Comics organized? Or did JMS try to release too much at once?

            Personally I'd be more excited if JMS were getting back involved with the writing of the Marvel Movies than comics. That is the high profile he needs.
            I think he's well liked by sections of fandom, but perhaps hasn't got the reputation and sales of some of the bigger names in mainstream comics. I'm thinking here of people like Bryan K Vaughan, Brian Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, Grant Miorrison, etc. I'm not sure JMS has really had that career defining creator owned comic book hit that would make him a household name. Although, that said, his Marvel work seemed to be well received, especially his Spiderman run. But yeah, it's all about the creator owned stuff and doing something that fans go nuts for and takes on a life of its own.

            I liked Midnight Nation and Rising Stars, but whilst they're solid comics, they wouldn't get anywhere near my top 10 comics / GNs / series. Whilst B5 broke the mold for SF TV, I've yet to see JMS do anything that revolutionary in his comics writing.
            Last edited by Ubik; Yesterday, 03:40 PM.
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