Marvel revealed more details about their upcoming AXIS super-mega-crossover event at Special Edition: NYC, the brand new comic con in New York City that purports to actually focus on comic books, since regular comic cons are pretty much all about movies, TV shows, and sexually harassing cosplayers. According to a report on Comic Book Resources, the nine issue limited series will be written by Rick Remender with art by Adam Kubert, Leinil Yu, Terry Dodson and Jimmy Cheung.
Special Edition NYC was not the first attempt at adding another comic con in New York, but aside from launching the career of Bobby Brown, its predecessor didn't fare as well.
To find out more about this super exciting blockbuster event comic, we sat down for a chat with Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso:
The Outhouse: Hi Axel, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to talk to us.
Axel Alonso: It's my pleasure, Outhousers. I'm always happy to talk to you guys.
Alonso: No. I hate you.
Outhouse: So, four artists on a nine issue book. Are you sure you've got enough?
Alonso: I can tell you're being facetious, but the fact is, these artists are... oh, hold on a second.
*Axel Alonso leaves the room, and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort enters in his place.*
Tom Brevoort: We just want to make sure there's no delays. Who looks at the art anyway?
Outhouse: These are comics. The art is just as important as the writing. Maybe moreso.
Brevoort (laughing): Oh, Outhousers! You're so naive! People don't care who's drawing a book, or who's writing it. They only care that it will change the face of the Marvel Universe forever, which this book will definitely do. Number one issues and chrome-plated variants help too.
Outhouse: Isn't that disrespectful to artists though? You're treating them like they're interchangeable.
Brevoort: They are inter... oops, gotta go.
*Brevoort leaves the room.*
Outhouse: What the hell?!
*Senior Editor Nick Lowe enters.*
Outhouse: This is getting ridiculous.
Nick Lowe: What's ridiculous about it? Why should just one editor contribute to an interview? It's tiring to answer so many questions, and we have to keep on schedule.
Outhouse: Whatever. So the artists...
Lowe: The artists do as they're told. We can't have them getting a big head. Look what happened in the nineties with Image. We have to keep them in their place.
Outhouse: Well, that's pretty fucked up, but aside from that, don't you think it ruins the consistency of the art in the title?
Lowe: We prefer to think of it more along the lines of bringing the look of the book more inline with the corporate philosophy of modern comics. Books are rebooted and relaunched every six months. Creative teams stay for one arc and leave. Characters are written inconsistently from title to title. So if you think about it, we're just making everything more homogenized. Isn't that what you people want? More diversity?
Outhouse: I don't think you're using that word correctly.
Lowe: What do you know? Are you an editor? I deal with words for a living! Why, just the other day... hang on...
*Nick Lowe leaves the room, and editor Sana Amanat replaces him.*
Outhouse: Oh come on!
Sana Amanat: Outhousers, have I told you how super excited I am for Rick Remender's AXIS to hit stands and rock the Marvel Universe to its very foundations?!
Outhouse: My god, you really are all pretty much the same!
Amanat: That's really insulting. Editors are important.
Outhouse (facepalms): Forget it. So tell us this. Will there at least be one colorist on the book? That could help tie things together.
*Amanat stares blankly.*
Outhouse: You don't even know what a colorist does, do you?
Amanat (leaving): I'm sorry, we're going to have to delay this interview.
Outhouse: God dammit!
Rick Remender's AXIS, featuring a bunch of scribblers and doodlers whose names really aren't all that important, will hit stores sometime between the super-mega-crossover event following the current super-mega-crossover event and the super-mega-crossover event three super-mega-crossover events from now.