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Tom Brevoort and Neil Gaiman (and Bill Willingham) talk Marvelman

Marvelman by Joe Quesada

Marvelman by Joe Quesada

“I think I just wrote a Robot 6 article,” Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said via his Twitter account yesterday evening. Right you are, Tom! This blog’s official Top Tweeter of 2009 kept the magic alive yesterday with an impassioned defense of the controversy du jour, Marvel’s offer to swap unsold DC comics for a Deadpool variant (more on that later). But perhaps even more notably, he posted some revealing comments about the status of Marvel’s recently acquired Marvelman.

Brevoort revealed that he attended a meeting focusing on the legendary revisionist superhero series with Neil Gaiman, successor to the book’s prime mover Alan Moore:

On another note, attended a cool Marvelman meeting today where Neil Gaiman told us how his last 2 unfinished storylines will end. Been waitin something like 17 years to find that out!

Brevoort’s followers were soon popping the champagne, but the editor was quick to point out that he was not saying Gaiman would necessarily return to finish the stories, and that future plans for the title have yet to be confirmed:

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Trick or treat fun at the House of Mystery

from House of Mystery Halloween Annual

from House of Mystery Halloween Annual

I’m not sure I want to know what kinds of “treats” kids can expect when visiting the House of Mystery … but anyway, the Vertigo blog Graphic Content has some preview pages up from this month’s House of Mystery Halloween Annual.

They include looks at the House of Mystery framing sequence, a new Merv Pumpkinhead tale by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, and one page of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s “I, Zombie” tale. Now those are treats I can get behind.

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