“… I thought Marvel wouldn’t go for it because the movie was on the horizon but our publisher at the time said that he wanted the books to be very different than what was in the movie because the audience already saw the movie and they were probably looking for something different. Something that raised the stakes from what they saw in the theater. … It was a good choice. It also showed something above corporate thinking that I quite admired …”
— Comics author Brian Michael Bendis on editorial policy that Marvel comic books should differ from their movie counterparts. Read the full quote here, at Bendis’ excellent Tumblr blog.
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