Category Archives: Comic Book Pitches

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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This Should Be Reprinted #2: Marcos Martin’s Spider-Man

Technically, Marcos Martin’s work on Spider-Man has been reprinted in numerous Post-Brand New Day chronological collections. But I’d like to see it it all in one giant oversized hardcover, or possibly two smaller volumes. I could understand if it’s decided … Continue reading

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How to make a Blade monthly

Thanks to the Wesley Snipes movies, Blade is one of Marvel’s most recognizable characters. It’s one of four Marvel franchises to be turned into an anime by Madhouse Entertainment.¬†And the character adds some diversity to Marvel’s line-up, so the company … Continue reading

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