With Thanksgiving still on the minds of fans everywhere, we at CBR are thankful for our chance to round out the holiday week with an all-new installment of CUP O’ JOE! Exclusively here at CBR, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada opens up the minds of the Marvelous, revealing the ins and outs of everything from comics to animation and beyond!
Anchored by the always entertaining weekly team of MARVEL T&A (that’s Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso) and driven by a regular string of responses to the boldest questions submitted on the CBR message boards for some one-on-one fan Q&A, we present loads of exclusive Marvel content across our CUP O’ JOE mini-site from the latest installments of Joe’s regular interviews with the CBR staff, CUP O’ DOODLES sketch fests, polls, videos and more!
This week, Joe lands back at CBR to give a broad overview of where and how he plays into Marvel’s various publishing lines. From the world of comics where he weighs in on the cancelation of “Thor: The Mighty Avenger” and promises no hype for “Death of Spider-Man” to the world of TV and animation where he addresses the wider goals that could effect rumored projects like “The Incredible Hulk” and “Cloak And Dagger” and on through animation where comics and TV collide, Joe peels back the curtain on the current goings on of Marvel to entice and possibly infuriate readers looking for new news on their favorite Marvel characters. Read on!
Kiel Phegley: Welcome back, Joe! It’s been a while since you’ve been in one place long enough to sit down for a regular Cup O’ Joe. I trust Tom & Axel have been keeping the flame alive to your satisfaction in the meantime?
Joe Quesada: Not really.
Kiel Phegley: HA! Somehow that’s kind of what I thought you’d say.
Joe Quesada: Look, Tom and Axel do a lovely job and I appreciate that it takes two of them to do the job somewhat properly that I did weekly with my eyes closed. Lets face it, it takes a lot of energy to keep the fans interested and riled up. I do have to admit, it bugs me not to have the time these days to do a weekly Friday column, I honestly miss the interaction with the fans.
Kiel Phegley: And he follows up with a question that a few folks have been chiming in with: “Now that Marvel Comics owns MarvelMan, when can we expect to see him make an appearance in a video game or an animated show?”
Joe Quesada: Patience, Hypestyle, all good things come to those that wait.
Kiel Phegley: To wrap, I have to ask after movie stuff really quickly. I’m assuming you’ve been out to the “Captain America” set a few times this summer. What was your experience with those folks like, and now that you know the shape of that movie, have you been taking everything from it and Thor to Joss Whedon to work on “Avengers” next?”
Joe Quesada: The honest truth Kiel is that I have not had the chance to visit the Cap set over in London. This summer I’ve spent so much time in LA on other business that the idea of taking a few days to head out of the country was just too exhausting a proposition when piggy backed against west coast trips. My work on the Cap movie consists mainly of working with Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard and the writers on the outline and the story. In my role as CCO, effecting things on set is not one of my responsibilities. Kevin and his crew are brilliant moviemakers, believe me, they don’t need my help in that area. So at the end of the day, a visit to the Cap set would have consisted of me just hanging out, watching a master like Joe Johnston do his thing and turning down the constant hassle of being asked to be a body double for Chris Evans as Steve Rogers once he comes out of the Project Rebirth experiment. I’m a humble guy, I never go shirtless.
Have some questions for Joe Quesada or Marvel T&A? Please visit the CUP O’ Q&A thread in CBR’s Marvel Universe forum. It is from this dedicated thread that CBR’s staff will pull questions for our next week’s massive return to our weekly fan-generated question-and-answer session with Marvel Editorial! Do it to it!