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Jeffrey Rice
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Good reason to keep the primary story to 2-3 issues!



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Not a consideration. After all, these stories survive long past their publication dates.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KACTtF5K5A

Such a fun and insightful tour of your studio. You come across as such a genuine and humble guy - I thought you weren't made out to be that way!
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GAH!!! Superboy/Lincoln story misidentified in the on-screen caption.

(Plus, Iíve lost 20 pounds...)

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What a great interview JB. A real treat to let us see your collected art and items. Your wow is to be standing in front of those pieces, my wow is just being able to see you take us on the tour. Thanks.
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John, do you mind if I ask...

1) How many issues of ELSEWHEN have you penciled at this point?

2) Have you drawn any covers yet? I'm curious if you'll be hiding issue numbers like you did on HIDDEN YEARS

Thanks
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Couple of questions:

Are we going to see lots of new characters in Elsewhen?

And (and you don't have to be specific unless you want us to explode with excitement) is there any particular new character you're really excited about?
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Not at first, and therefore...

...no.

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That's actually great to hear!  One of the drawbacks of the last bunch of "Forever" series that continued writers' runs was the overwhelming amount of new characters and new directions for old ones
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I don't want to seem to complain too much, but it's been a while since we've had something new here...Please !
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We're lucky JB has share as much as he has with us so far.
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Thanks, Matt!
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Posted: 04 February 2019 at 8:01pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I have deleted five posts asking for new stuff. Including one Oliver Twist style request.
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Of course, we got more than we could EVER ask for here...I meant it tongue in cheek.
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I wish the page drop down window color coded which pages
have images on them. I keep thinking I missed something,
but don't want to dig page by page.
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Argh. Sign of the times is this thought crossed my mind this morn: "The new
Byrne X-Men is the Mueller Report of comic books!"

At least promises have been made that both will reach the public eventually,
one way or another!

(And grateful thanks for all we've seen so far --To JB and Mueller!)
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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 3:33pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I'm up for discussing possible inkers or a second Marvel project some more...

Inkers: I do wanna see a JB and Neal Adams collaboration (despite JB's assertion).  Crazy that it hasn't happened yet, and Neal does have a certain X-Men/Savage Land connection.

2nd project: ALPHA FLIGHT: ELSEWHEN.  Our Merry Mutants are on an alternate path, maybe those ripples find Guardian & Co.  Just imagine AF as reimagined by JB with his storytelling powers of today.  Sorry, I'm greedy!  :)

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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

No ALPHA FLIGHT.
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Jim Petersman
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No ALPHA FLIGHT.
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What's that sound, you ask? That's just my inner child sobbing hysterically. If you need me I'll be huddled in the corner in a fetal position.

Seriously, JB, I wish you could see AF through my eyes. Those 28 issues are pure joy for me, both then and now. Thanks for the memories.
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If a 2nd title was in the works, perhaps to avoid comparation, Mr.Byrne could do something totally new or a series he has never worked before as for example Dr. Strange or the "classic" Defenders. I loved how he drewDoc Strange in his appearances in F4.
So I think we won't see/ask for any AF, F4, Hulk,...
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I believe Mr. Byrne has pretty well established that he's told his Alpha Flight stories. If he really felt the urge to tell another, there are venues that don't need to be their own book. For example, Cyclops might be asked for help by Guardian - and now we have a venue in Elsewhen.

Meself, I'd not be too heavily expectant to see all of Alpha Flight... or even any of their individual members.
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ALPHA FLIGHT, as mny of you already know, is among my least favorite of my own work. There was just too much going on in and around, and over and under, for the book to ever be more in my mind than a pale shadow of the rest of the Marvel Universe. It was just never real to me.

It is, of course, tremendously gratifying to me that this (in my mind) lesser light means so much to so many of you, and far be it from me to ever denigrate your fondness for the title. Just donít look for me to share it!

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Posted: 09 February 2019 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

You know about "Never give the fans what they want " ? So we should all clamour here over and over again that we absolutely don't want early AF charaters appearing in thise series...
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You know about "Never give the fans what they want " ? So we should all clamour here over and over again that we absolutely don't want early AF charaters appearing in thise series...

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Or you could just Let It Go.

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It is, of course, tremendously gratifying to me that this (in my mind) lesser light means so much to so many of you, and far be it from me to ever denigrate your fondness for the title. Just donít look for me to share it!
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Last year I met up with someone I used to work with 25 years ago. We were sharing stories from the old days when she became really animated and brought up a story about a co-worker with much delight and enthusiasm. "Remember when....!"

Nothing. I remembered nothing about it at all and the look of surprise turning into disappointment turning into disbelief from her was palpable. What the hell was wrong with me that I couldn't remember what was, to her, such a clearly remarkable story that we both participated in?!

The night of reminiscing cooled after that and the promises to stay in touch (made earlier in the evening) remain unfulfilled to this day. My failure to remember - and remember enthusiastically! - something that happened a quarter of a century ago was treated as something of a betrayal.

....far be it from me to ever denigrate your fondness for the [memory]. Just donít look for me to share it!

I get it and am grateful enough for the stories (and memories) that I wouldn't want JB to ever work on something he wasn't 100% enthusiastic about, but I still wish he could briefly see Alpha through my eyes, if only to feel his characters standing equally amongst those of Stan's, Jack's and Steve's. I miss their stories just as much as I miss the stories of the FF or X-Men.

They deserved better than what Marvel did to them.

In an attempt to pull us back towards the topic of the thread, I have to say that I'm excited that there is a possibility that the X-Men of the Dark Phoenix era will have another chance to see the light of day and be a part of new stories. They also deserve better (IMO) than what I last saw them getting. Here's to hoping!
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