Dan Brereton - Cable
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brooksbowden asked: Kraftwerk or The Police
My favorite band of all time… until the beastie boys released Paul’s boutique
Anonymous asked: Whats the point of bringing a C-List character like Dazzler into a prominent position just to completely sideline them in a story?
To annoy you
Anonymous asked: Where do you keep your Eisner awards?
On a chain around my neck like flava flav
wow, spell check and gave me a really hard time with Flava flav :-)
executivecontour asked: When you arrived in the big leagues, did pros/elders try to help you out in terms of negotiating contracts? Did you need help? Did some try to sabotage you?
I didn’t need help because my wife has a Masters in business and I had a lawyer.
and there is always someone trying to sabotage you. we call them weasels. no matter what you do for a living there is some weasel somewhere trying to be a weasel
Anonymous asked: When taking over the x-men books was one of your goals to give the Stepford Cuckoos their own distinct look and personalities?
Anonymous asked: So I'm pretty unfamiliar with Emma Frost but does she normally dress punkish when not in uniform like she did in Uncanny X-Men 14 or was that just something you and/or Bachalo decided to do?
That was me.
Sometimes you look at a character all laced up in her lacy lace and realize what a pain in the ass it must be to get dressed. you can’t help but wonder what she wears for pajamas
or at least I can’t :-)
Anonymous asked: I see you pitched Magneto but another writer ended up actually writing. Can you say which other series have you pitched and the past another person ended up writing it?
Obviously secret Warriors and Omega flight and the previous version of Ms. Marvel spun out of things we were doing in new avengers… there were a few others.
sometimes you just have ideas that you think could work but don’t have the time for. its exciting when Marvel feels the same way and finds creative talent that they think could drive the car. secret Warriors would not have been anything without Jonathan Hickman
Dark Phoenix by Jim Steranko
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sgt-super-hero asked: Will you have any creative say in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron? Maybe like a consultant or something?
I consult as a member of a Marvel cinematic creative committee as I have with every Marvel movie since Ironman 1. that includes avengers 2 and beyond.
and that is all I’m allowed to say :-)
Anonymous asked: Aside for another place to tell a great story, is there a purpose to having annuals? Was there some original purpose hat has changed over time? Any chance of them coming more annually?
The original idea was a super sized summer story. sort of the predecessor to the summer movie blockbuster.
if you have a special story or story that needs those extra pages an annual can be one of the best stories you will tell with those characters. it also gives you an opportunity to work with an artist that can’t necessarily hold to a monthly schedule or an artist different than the one committed to the monthly book.
I love annuals. love em!
brooksbowden asked: Do you personally have a lot of single comics? Some favorites that you own?
Of course. dude, I’ve been collecting since even before I knew what money was.
you would poop your ever loving pants if you saw my graphic novel collection
somejosephperson asked: If the One Ring was discovered in New York City, who would be the Frodo Baggins of the Marvel Universe?
smarkanthony asked: Whos idea was it to make reed richards a bad guy? I never really admired him so i think he makes a much better bad guy than a good guy. But..... If the same were done to spider-man i'd be furious (and still root for him) was there a lot of backlash from fans? I'm going to miss the ultimate universe. It is the only universe i have ever known. P.S wont be getting spider-man today bc i work late but i can't wait!
That would be me. even as we were working on the earliest versions of ultimate fantastic 4 origins we realized that we were creating one of those origins that could be a hero or a villains.
the idea was very exciting to me. to watch a hero fall so far from grace based completely on the same ideas that he was working on that created his powers in the 1st place
taking the idea that there was such little difference between Richards and Von doom in the 1st place
Anonymous asked: Whats your opinon of the image documentary?
I hope it’s honest