I'm starting to think we should make "What's Tom Twittering Today?" one of our recurring features, like "Straight for the Art" or "Talking Comics with Tim." Anyway, spurred by a comment from Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort took to his do-not-miss-it Twitter account to comment on the age-old competition between Marvel and DC -- which, at least on Marvel's end, seems to have heated up of late:
(I'm pretty sure those last bits were said with tongue in cheek.)
So in short, Brevoort's take seems to be of the "healthy rivalry" variety, something that's not just good for the respective companies, but entertaining for their fans. Or, as he put it in response to a fan of both Marvel and DC who said he didn't like to see the two companies being dicks to each other for no reason: "Never dicks just to be dicks. Always dicks with a point."
This leaves me wondering a few things:
1) Which plays have DC swiped from Marvel's playbook, in the eyes of the House of Ideas? ( 1.5) Do Houses have eyes?)
2) Will anyone from DC publicly sound off on the rivalry as well?
3) How does the trash-talk and gamesmanship play with the new corporate stewards of the two companies?
I know where I'll be looking for the answers ...