Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Translation: "Our current comics suck"? Marvel's manager of sales explains why they're slapping a new coat of paint on part of this Old House of Ideas and calling it "Marvel Age":

"Plain and simple, thought Marvel Age, we are dedicated to bringing new readers into the comic book industry, and to us, this seemed the best way to do it – take our best stories and the most contemporary art we can find, and match the two together. So – we’re not kicking out the Ditkos and Kirbys of yesterday or calling it inferior, because we pay homage to them in our Masterworks and Essentials, and anywhere else we can, and we're giving them credits in these books as the inspirations for the original stories, but we wanted something that was really going to capture a new audience for today with a contemporary feel."