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Nerdist Comics Panel #37: Mike Costa & Ashley Miller part 2

Writer Mike Costa (GI Joe; Transformers; Blackhawks) and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class; Terminator reboot) sit down with Marc Bernardin (The Hollywood Reporter) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War) for a chat about writing branded characters and lots more.

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  • Hi there.

    You seem to have very grim view of the superhero side of comic book industry. You have much more knowledge and experience…but I don’t see how it’s possible, that they would eventually shut down superhero comics.

    Let’s take a look at the biggest movie of 2014 so far: Captain America: Winter Soldier. This movie wouldn’t happen without superhero comics. Not only great Brubacker run, but everything that happened with Captain America character for all those years. More than that: everything in Marvel universe that changed superheroes from punching Hitler to having emotional struggles. Comic books are great way to experiment and getting to understand more and more about those legendary characters. And in my opinion, that’s why Marvel movies work, and DC movies not so much. Because the most difficult part of characters and world building in Marvel movies are taken straight out from comics. (WB tried this once and they failed, but Green Lantern movie had other issues). Marvel needs all those comics to experiment. It’s impossible to every comic book be good, not every idea can be brilliant. That way they can see what works and what doesn’t, so they can have basis to build new movies, video games and tv series (and toys, and everything else).

    And talking about numbering problems, I really think that Marvel tries to do the right thing right now. Creating simple 12-50 issue runs, renumbering every year/few years, when creative team changes. It’s easy to understand, easier to collect. I even like the .1 idea. Sure, changing from “.1” to ”#1”, from “now” to “right now, right there”, and all those weird slogans, can get very confusing. But I got pretty quickly the idea that I can take issue with ”.1” on the cover and I can read it as a one-shot.

    PS. Sorry for long and confusing comment, I got a little excited.

  • Hey guys I think there is proof of the value of maintaining comics, and not only maintaining but investing on good creators (ei: writers and artist) and the name of this proof is Captain America: Winter Soldier, if you watch that film is heavily constructed not only on the basis of Ed Brubaker comics but also Secret Warriors by Hickman. Keep up the great work I really enjoy your podcast while drawing, thanks.