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Will Brevoort and DiDio face off? U-Decide!

Siege #3 Deadpool Variant by J. Scott Campbell

Siege #3 Deadpool Variant by J. Scott Campbell

Well, this oughta be to partisan DC and Marvel fans what a new Tim Burton movie is to people with Hot Topic gift cards. Outspoken Marvel Vice President-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has asked fans to launch a write-in campaign to determine whether he’ll hand a copy of the infamous Deadpool variant for Siege #3 — the very book Marvel is offering to send retailers in exchange for copies of unsold Blackest Night “ring” tie-ins from DC — to DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio.

In a possible tip of the hat/tweak of the nose to the postcard-writing campaign DiDio launched to determine whether Wonder Woman would get a #600 anniversary issue, Brevoort says that if he gets 50 postcards telling him to give DiDio the variant, he will … but if he first receives 50 postcards telling him not to, he won’t. Brevoort later went even further, saying if he first gets 50 postcards telling him “to stop with all this stuff” — presumably the chops-busting of DC that’s become his trademark — then that’s what he’ll do.

So what’ll it be? To give, not to give, or to pipe down entirely? First to 50 wins!

Brevoort says the postcards (one per person, please) may be sent to his attention at Marvel, 417 Fifth Ave, New York, NY, 10016. Start licking those stamps!

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He’s just not worth the trouble. This is even more juvenile than before.

It is harmless and funny, whichever side of the fence you are on.

DC fanboys and Brevoort haters are all over these boards, so I am assuming he will get told to shuddup.

Ha haaaa. Brevoort’s a card. But honestly, I don’t care what the out come is.

I’d rather he give him a signed Fantastic Force vol 1. #1. Is that a write in vote?

Well, it’s nice to see the guy have fun with his job! :-)

The All-Smelling Nose of Agamotto

March 9, 2010 at 8:47 am

Tom, instead of giving Didio a comic book, how about giving him Bendis?

Then he can wreck DC’s characters the way he has Marvel’s. Yes, I can see Bendis doing the 87th reboot of the Teen Titans…

Like with the Avengers, he can pretend the characters don’t already have established personalities, and make up his own.

Wow. Can Brevoort be any less likable . . .

Ach, I think this just shows he understands the reactions to his little PR stunts. It’s a little self-promoting, but it doesn’t harm anyone and I think it’s kinda funny.

Steven R. Stahl

March 9, 2010 at 9:10 am

It’s funny in the way that the old WWF feuds and post-match interviews on TV were funny. Someone who was into pro wrestling could think the bits were funny; someone watching who wasn’t into pro wrestling could think that the viewer and everyone else involved were idiots.

SRS

But why would we want our Comic industry to feel like pro-wrestling?

Or am I just taking this stuff too seriously?

How about we send postcards telling Brevoort to jump off a bridge?

Steven R. Stahl

March 9, 2010 at 10:15 am

Or am I just taking this stuff too seriously?

Go from yesterday’s item about fans’ revulsion at the ending DC supplied for CRY FOR JUSTICE to this; consider how weak the premise for SIEGE is — the event reads as if a pulp writer holed up in his one-room apartment was desperately trying to think of a way to end his story and thought “Aha! I’ll have them invade Asgard! That’ll be enough pages. It doesn’t have to make sense–” — and come back to this. Brevoort (and DiDio) should be working at their actual jobs and making their products better instead of literally wasting time on PR stunts.

SRS

Steven R. Stahl

March 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Mr. Collins, I suppose it’s disappointing to have people react negatively to items about Brevoort, but consider the possibility that they’re actually disgusted with the quality of what Marvel’s publishing. Take SIEGE. It’s Marvel’s current event, but the premise is so flimsy as to be nonexistent and is dependent on Loki, Marvel’s version of Mr. Mxyzptlk. Take Loki out of the storyline, and the basis for SIEGE disappears. Take insanity and unintelligent behavior out of the concepts, and the premises for “Avengers Disassembled,” HOUSE OF M, “Civil War,” “Dark Reign,” and SIEGE all disintegrate. Brevoort can’t justify any event he’s done since “Avengers Disassembled” by citing the quality of the writing.

SRS

Who said I’m disappointed? It’s pretty much what I expect. The only thing I’m disappointed by is that we’re only up to 13 comments.

Don’t sell The Death of Captain America short, man. Also, I don’t think it’s fair to say “take out the story’s antagonist, behaving in the way the story’s antagonist has traditionally behaved, and the story doesn’t make sense.” I mean, duh.

cactusjac2000

March 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Come on, Brevoort. Is this really all you’ve got?

If you have to resort to fratboy antics, at least do something creative.

He has nothing else he can do, he’s already been made to look like a fool for saying that Siege would crush Blackest Night. He’ll he’s made history for the first time in years a Marvel Event has flopped and been outperformed badly by a DC one. Not to mention they can’t even get a 4 issue series out on time while Blackest Night, GL, GLC, the mini-series and all the tie-ins have almost all been on time with the exception of 2 or 3 books. This is just a last ditch effort from a sad and pathetic man looking for some more spotlight since apparently he enjoys that more than worrying about the quality of the comics he puts out.

Wow, who cares. Get back to actual work, Brevoort.

I think all this is proving is that if you introduce any real drama or conflict that ISN’T pretty pictures to the comic book industry, a whole lot of fanboys huddle together, weeping and moaning about how they want it all to go away.

Seriously, kids, go down to the local morgue and steal a backbone, if you must. Perhaps some thicker skin, as well. Good lord. Competitors fight, they argue, and what that translates into is people talking about the product, and if that means having to take a side, TAKE A SIDE. Or, just ignore it and go about your business.

If DiDio wants to take the “high road” and not pick fights like Brevoort, more power to him, but on that same note, what Tom is doing is perfectly fine as well. He’s not telling anyone to burn DC books, he’s just doing what he’s supposed to: Try to sell Marvel comics as being the superior product, and if you’re on the fence about that, he will give you a thousand reasons why you should choose Marvel over DC right off the top of his head, in the loudest way possible.

Do you have to agree with him? No. Are a lot of you being childish crybabies about it? Yes. Perhaps if you had the passion for your job that Brevoort has, you might understand more where he’s coming from; Marvel and DC are fighting constantly for the top spot, and he wants to win, any way possible. And about all this “Get back to work!” stuff? How much time do you think these things actually take out of his day? Seriously, we do all the work for him. All he has to do is e-mail a couple paragraphs to Robot 6, and here we are…fussing about for days on-end. You want to make Brevoort go away? You’re doing the exact opposite of what it takes to accomplish that: Giving his stunts, right or wrong, all the attention he could ever want.

Ben, can you give us examples of Vice Presidents of other corporations mocking the competition in this manner?

Ben Gebhart — Condescending much?

Can I maybe suggest sending in 50 post cards to help getting those books out on time?

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