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Paul Wills
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It would be like Jack Kirby drawing a bunch of issues of Fantastic Four and Marvel not printing it.



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Richard Palmgren
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Since it's around the same time of year that Alpha Flight #1 was released in 1983, how bout a sneak peek at Mac and Heather from Elsewhen?

(I know it's a stretch but I was just missing them this week)
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The stammering and stalling and general dropping of the ball by Marvel is a great frustration. After all, they approached me, remember. Iím not even working for them and I feel myself sinking into the same old 5H17.

And remember, their first date for the release was MAY!!

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Frustration totally shared by the members of this forum, I confirm it !
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I would imagine Marvel would be chompin' at the bit for this - several issues already finished (plotted written and drawn!) by one of the greats with a built-in fan base, AND the X-men?!
I had heard stories about the old days where Marvel would hire someone because they were fast enough to meet deadlines - not even necessarily if you were any good. Maybe different priorities today?
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Philippe Negrin
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Unbelievable. They are THAT out of the loop.
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JB: The stammering and stalling and general dropping of the ball by Marvel is a great frustration. After all, they approached me, remember. Iím not even working for them and I feel myself sinking into the same old 5H17.

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Just curious... 

1) Has Marvel seen all of the issues you have drawn so far? If "yes", have you gotten any feedback on the pages?

2) Is IDW still a possibilty if Marvel passes on publishing?

3) Has there been any talk of inkers -- have any samples been done? Just wondering how far along things have gotten to making this book a reality... 

I'm very perplexed why Marvel wouldn't be moving forward on this, but I'm not in the comics biz... so maybe there are factors I don't understand.

Thank you for your answers.


  
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1) CB has seen them and said he loved them.

2) Marvel has squelched IDW doing it.

3) Nothing.

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Matt Hawes
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This is crazy. I think Marvel is missing out on a big opportunity here. If promoted correctly,  this series could be huge. For most X-Men fans, the two best eras of the team was the Jim Lee era (which also coincides with the animated series), and the Byrne and Claremont era. Most of the classic X-men stories stem from those two periods. And the lineups of both those periods are also the best remembered. 

I hope it works out.


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Manuel Soler
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Perhaps Marvel is looking for the pertect time.
For example, next year is the 40th Anniversary of the Dark Phoenix Saga, so Marvel may want to tie-in Elsewhen with the celebration or sell the series as the story that everybody has been waiting to see for 40 years!
Also the X-Men franchise has suffered a recent relaunch with a new Uncanny X-Men, a new X-Force, the return of Cyclops and Wolverine,... so perhaps Marvel didn't want a new title, Elsewhen, posibly eclipsing Uncanny X-Men in sales/popularity.

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Matt Hawes
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If Marvel is waiting for anything,  one would think that JB would be kept in the loop, instead of leaving him hanging. 

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Dale E Ingram
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It could be timing that is causing them to hem and haw.

  • They just relaunched Uncanny X-Men, and X-Force in December. 
  • In January, they started doing a much hyped line wide alternate universe story that's running in several books until June
  • In July, they're gearing up for what looks to be Jonathan Hickman taking over the X-Books
  • They're doing this Major X miniseries that I think has been in the works for awhile now

It could be not just that they don't want to put out Elsewhen and have it take away from what's going on in the core titles, but also that they don't want to put Elsewhen out now, when they have a lot of other brand new stuff happening in the core books, and have it get lost in the middle of all this other stuff that they've been working towards for awhile now. 

Maybe they're trying to find the right spot in their publishing plan so the book gets a fair shot. At least, I hope that's the case.

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