nietoperz wrote:Well, I think that I would allow my writers to actually write. If I were to hire a rising star from indie comics, I'd do it for that writer's creativity, not to use him as a proxy for editorially mandated, micromanaged pap. I understand that Marvel and Dc tend to have universe-wide plot points that must be followed these days, but Marvel seems to manage the symbiosis of editorial and talent, while DC is just pissing talented people off.
Also, I'd try to cut back on the Bat / GL / X / Avengers books. But that's just me.
All of this. Course, the first bad decision I'd make is run everything back to like 2003. A Batman book, a Robin book (none of this Red Robin shit), a Nightwing book and maybe like a Birds of Prey bimonthly or something. A GL book with Hal, and a Corps book with Kyle etc,. Get the ball rolling on All-Star Wonder Woman. See what Phil Jimenez is doing and give him something if he wants it.
At Marvel, keep Hickman doing what he's doing. See if Mark Waid wants more stuff to do and give it to him. Pare the Avengers books down to two and an anthology; same for X-Men. DO SOMETHING meaningful/not totally retarded with Cyclops--have him hallucinate Jean or more mindsex with Emma, I dunno. Bring back an 'Untold Tales' book for one-shots etc. Bring back a Marvel Team-Up and put Spidey and the Human Torch as the lead for three issues, see where it goes. Give Scott Lang a six issue mini to see if he could support an Ant-Man monthly (which FF functionally is, but still).
Also, and this is so minor but I hate it all the same, I'd get rid of the [negative judgment call] no-smoking ban. The world needs Reed Richards with a pipe, dammit!
EDIT: I've just started picking up Kieron Gillen's stuff, impressed as I am by his Young Avengers. Keep this guy doing what he's doing. See if Ed Brubaker wants to come back from creator-owned stuff and do an oldfashioned SHIELD book, Cap and Fury vs Scorpio style. Or something.
And on a collections note, I'd really like to see Marv Wolfman's Daredevil see the light of day. Same goes for DC: more more more, I say, of previously unreleased stories/moments/etc.
And see who I need to talk to about getting the 60s Batman on DVD/Bluray. Prob a bunch of lawyers