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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Attention JMS - comics
    Date: 4/2/2003 11:42:00 AM  

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>#51 came out last Wednesday. Fantastic! Without giving away any spoilers,
>there is Spidey eating a hot dog, the origin of a new villain, more fun with
>MJ, and gangsters! How *do* you fit som much into so small a space?

I try to have fun with it, and that means keeping things moving. That's the
best part of Spidey for me, just the sheer fun of it.

>> My new comic, Supreme Power, also from Marvel, debuts July 16, with art by
>> Frank.
>For those who might be interested, you had better PREORDER this. Copies of
>its predecessor "Squadron Supreme" are selling like crazy at comic
>conventions and the TPB is selling high on ebay. Joe's new revamped story
>with Gary Frank is going to be HUGE.

I'm about to turn in the script for issue 4, and I have to say this is turning
into something quite extraordinary. It couldn't be more different from Spidey,
and to be honest, everything else I've done. The "voice" is completely
different, and it's just a freaking dense book, just layers on top of layers of
subtext, and I feel like I'm finally using the medium right for maybe the first
time, in terms of using the visuals to comment on/counterpoint the dialogue,
and vice-versa.

As much as I enjoy Spidey, and I enjoy it a *lot*, this is the one that I have
to tear myself away from when I'm writing, because I get so caught up in it
that I can't wait to get back to it again. As I said, we're four scripts in
already and this thing doesn't even come out until mid-July. We should have
7-8 banked by the time this thing hits the stands, so it can come out like

As I'd noted before, we're keeping a fairly low profile on this until it's
ready to go, but everybody at Marvel is extremely excited about this one,
especially Joe Quesada. They think this is going to be the one to beat.


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