asexualrogers asked: I'm trying to get into x-men but have no idea where to start! any pointers?
all new x-men volume one will take you on your journey. thanks.
antoniotyler asked: With Powers being filmed, Miles Morales being animated, and characters like Victoria Hand and Maria Hill appearing in live action, is it strange seeing other interpretations of your creations? Would you consider making an animated show or tv show that isn't adapted from your print work?
you forgot jessica jones on netflix!! :)
yeah, its insane.
its crazy insane.
after the full cast powers table read yesterday it FINALLY fully hit me. all month people have been saying to me: how are you feeling? and i was just sort of zen. but it hit me.
mike and i made powers alone in our rooms. now its a giant sony production. its craaaaazy.
and that is the total amour on thought i give to it. now i go back to work. writing the new powers 1 and guardians. keep on swimming.
trollbananacrust asked: Seriously loved new guardians. I'm not a crazed Richard rider fanatic, but the guardians issue with him wooping thanos is more then I could ask for as a fan
thank you! thank all of you. wait till you see next issue it just went to bed and it is fabulous!!
x-menfan asked: why isnt the O5 part of avengers and x-men axis?????
because they are dealing with an equally important story in their own book.
Anonymous asked: Is Richard Rider (Nova Prime) coming back or did you kill him off?
FACT! DNA sent him to his death
FACT! i brought him back.
FACT! to be continued…
FACT! i know exactly who i piss off when i lay this out there :)
kindofagiant asked: As an Atlanta native, I'm really excited and proud that so much television and film production is being done in my city these days. However, I'll be the first to admit that this city has just as many faults as it does wonderful things to enjoy. It's like your annoying little brother you hate to love (or is it love to hate?) There are times I feel embarrassed and want to apologize for its shittiness, but simultaneously brag about what we get right. So anyway, welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay.
really? because i have to say. i’ve been biking around atlanta all week and i was impressed as hell. nightmare humidity aside, its a much hipper town than i was led to believe.
a0040pc asked: I read All New X-Men #31 yesterday. I liked the story but I am disappointed to see that Kitty hasn't gone to the Ultimate Universe with the team (Understandable since she is tied up with the events of Uncanny X-Men). I would have loved to see her meet her Ultimate counterpart and both of them finding out the similarities and differences between the pair.
it is well within the x-men legacy for the team of students to go off on adventures without their teacher in hand. sometimes, most times, it makes for a better story. they are out there without a net.
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on issue-by-issue reviews of comics? Do these reviews have any discernible impact on an sales (i.e., do poor reviews translate into poor sales)? Should such reviews be done of trades instead so that a whole story arc is covered? Seems to me that most of the reviewers are not very insightful anyway. E.g., Newsarama's reviews of Silver Surfer have been consistently tepid even though it's a fantastic book. Reviewer's beef with the first issue was with the coloring!
From what I can see, most reviews have no great impact on the sales of a given title by themselves. In aggregate, it’s possible to see an effect, but only in a “Rotten Tomatoes” situation where every review is similarly damning or similarly laudatory.
I’ve lamented a number of times about how I wish that there was a better standard of review available somewhere. Most of the reviews that I read aren’t what would typically be considered reviews at all—they’re more like blog postings. Not a lot of genuine critical faculties or technical knowledge or analytical thinking is applied to most reviews, it seems. They all come down much more simply to whether the reviewer liked the book or not on the most surface level.
There’s nothing wrong with any reader expressing their opinion, but I’d love to see reviews that set a higher standard. In those cases, when a reviewer’s word comes to mean something, comes to stand for something, then the reviews can have a chance to affect their readers more readily and to affect sales. You can see this with certain storied reviewers and critics of film and prose and television. And I’d love to see the same for graphic fiction.
hesoslim asked: Tom, please. No context was lost. You were posting here and you said that X-Men is limited because you guys don't get the profits from it because Fox makes X-Men movies. You then implied that it is wrong for a fan to root against something, which led to me calling you a hypocrite because you all are trying to limit the appeal of the X-Men in place of other characters. You're hoping people gradually forget X-Men and pick up some other lesser characters if you guys avoid promoting that franchise.
I’m sorry, but you’re projecting a lot of motive (and even some actions) here.
Look at our Previews catalog. Absolutely nobody is limiting the appeal of the X-Men. How many X-titles are we publishing every month? And does that number seem to be going down?
You are reacting like another lemming to rumors and your own fears. You’re free to do that, of course—but really, I can’t take such outrage seriously. Especially in the face of the mountain of evidence to the contrary.
I’ll admit that X-Men used to be the belle of the ball back during the ’90s, seemingly the only series (or set of series) that got any love and attention. But that was always an untenable situation and could not last forever.
We’re at a point now where other characters, other groups, other families are getting the same sort of attention that had been paid solely to the X-Men in the past. That’s not a threat, that’s people acting more intelligently!
As long as X-titles continue to sell well, there is no chance that they’re going to go away.
And honestly, we spend far less time in our super villain lair seated around a marble table twirling our mustaches and plotting the downfall of our own very successful franchises than you seem to believe.
Stop confusing the people who make the comics with the characters within the comics. Mister Sinister isn’t a Marvel editor.