Category Archives: Comic Book Pitches

Franchising Wolverine

For some time, the X-Men comics were in an odd place because the Chairman of Marvel Entertainment hated the idea of providing Fox more content to adapt for films and TV. Disney’s purchase of Fox eliminates that concern, so one … Continue reading

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If I Wrote Spider-Man 4

If I had written Spider-Man 3, it would have ended with a few unresolved cliffhangers. Spider-Man and Mary Jane are worried because Harry Osborn is on the loose as the new Green Goblin. They’re unaware that Eddie Brock, a suicidal … Continue reading

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This Should Be Collected #6: Karl Kesel’s Fantastic Four

John Seavey of Mightygodking mentioned Karl Kesel as one of the things he loves about comics. A major reason for that is his excellent scattered work on Fantastic Four. He also wrote the first few issues of ‘Fantastic Four 2099′, the … Continue reading

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Amazing Fantasy: A Pitch

This would be a finite series lasting several years retelling Spider-Man’s story in a closed setting, outside the Marvel Universe, the Ultimate Universe or any other existing fictional world. It’s vaguely inspired by Naoki Urasawa’s manga Pluto, which spent eight … Continue reading

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If I Wrote Spider-Man 3

I liked the first Spider-Man film, but I left the theater thinking about how I would have done it differently. When Spider-Man 2 came out, I left the theater thinking about what could be done with Spider-Man 3. There were … Continue reading

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Why Comic Book Editors Don’t Accept Unsolicited Pitches

A few comic book fans seem to think that nothing would please an editor or writer more than hearing their ideas for a franchise. Some of the fans hope for a job. Two anecdotes illustrate why this isn’t likely to … Continue reading

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DC Didn’t Play Fair With the Death and Return of Superman

I started considering this after watching Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis’s takedown of the Death of Superman story of the 1990s. It’s a few months old, but it’s worth watching. It was one of the best-selling comic books of all time, … Continue reading

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