Official Press Release
The new Summer Issue of A&F Quarterly, the Abercrombie & Fitch clothingcatalog/magazine currently making headlines, features -- alongsideinterviews with the likes of "It" celebrities such as actress ScarlettJohansson ("Ghost World"), author Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues),and rockstar Andrew W.K. (I Get Wet) -- a profile of Marvel Editor In ChiefJoe Quesada.
The two-page feature, written by "X-Men" executive producer Tom DeSanto,examines Quesada's role in leading Marvel back to the #1 spot in comics,saying "As editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, he's presided over a stunningcreative renaissance that's put Marvel firmly on top of it's once-flaggingindustry -- and he's done it by being one of the most outspoken guys the artform's ever seen."
This issue of A&F Quarterly, distributed throughout the Abercrombie & Fitchchain of clothing stores -- and mailed to thousands of subscribers -- hasrecently generated headlines of its own for featuring nude models. But asA&F Quarterly editor Scott Collins sees things, comic books deserve to bemixed in with whatever is pushing people's buttons: "Our attitude is that wetake comics seriously and we know they're as intelligent and funny andcontroversial and sexy and avant-garde as anything else we cover, whether itbe music or literature."