What Has Marvel Got To Lose?

[This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin.]

So having seen Thor 2: Return of Loki and some other guy with blond hair, it’s obvious (and as in being discussed all over the internet) that Marvel is going large. Huge. Enormous.

This all sounds like it may lead to a rather “rocky” crossover with a real gem of an idea that could get you stoned if you did it wrong. Wow, that metaphor got out of hand.

So what is Marvel doing having, as it were, thrown down the gauntlet?


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How Joss Whedon Shows Class

Joss Whedon is on top of the world.  He redefined horror, manned mega-hit the Avengers, and that’s just recently.  With The Avengers doing so well (and trust me, it is deserved), what does he do next?

Well he posts a rather rambly piece at his site that among many things thanks his fans (or “peeps”).

What doesn’t change is anything that matters. What doesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of — I’m not even gonna say fans. I’m going with “peeps” — that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of. When almost no one was watching, when people probably should have STOPPED watching, I’ve had three constants: my family and friends, my collaborators (often the same), and y’all.

Yes, the man who is on top of the world (and apparently has Chris Hemsworth on speed dial), thanks his devoted fans.

This is how you do it.  This is class.  Artists are nothing without their audience and he takes the time to appreciate them.  It’s something we can all learn from.

In fact I want to take time, as we approach our four-year anniversary, to thank all of our fans – may we do well for you in the future.

Steven Savage