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The creator's livelihood is threatened thanks to editorial mandates from Marvel Comics.
Superstar creator Jim Starlin has made a legendary career for himself by writing basically the same Thanos and Adam Warlock stories over and over again for more than thirty years, but, thanks to a recent editorial decision at Marvel, Starlin may no longer be able to do what he loves and get paid for it. From a Facebook post showing off some new Savage Hulk art:
Just finished penciling and scripting my four-issue story arc (#7-10) for the Savage Hulk Series. Not sure what I'm going to do now, seeing as how I can't do any further Thanos/Adam Warlock stories, as was the plan
After Starlin's fan started asking why he's not allowed to basically write The Inifinity Gauntlet over and over again, he elaborated:
This time, after I brought Adam Warlock back from the dead in the Infinity Revelation, someone at Marvel anonymously put a corporation-wide-no-use restriction on the character, effectively putting the brakes on the on-going plans I had for him and the Titan.
Oooh! The drama! An anonymous restriction! Creator interference! Who at Marvel has a secret grudge against Jim Starlin!
Actually, the whole thing probably has more to do with Marvel's plans for Thanos after the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, because they are going to need him to be available for multiple five-issue mini-series that tell the Thanos stories readers have been clamoring to read for decades, such as what Thanos was like as an emo teenager... Now that we think about it, can we please just have The Infinity Gauntlet again?
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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