Now, please note, I think that basically the One More Day thing is, ultimately, while quite silly/dumb/whatever, an okay idea, because if Joe Quesada honestly thinks that Spider-Man is better off not married, then fine, just get it done with. It’s comics – don’t be constrained by continuity if you think it is getting in the way of a good story. However, I was absolutely stunned to see J. Michael Straczynski over on usenet say the following:
In the current storyline, there’s a lot that I don’t agree with, and I made this very clear to everybody within shouting distance at Marvel, especially Joe. I’ll be honest: there was a point where I made the decision, and told Joe, that I was going to take my name off the last two issues of the OMD arc. Eventually Joe talked me out of that decision because at the end of the day, I don’t want to sabotage Joe or Marvel, and I have a lot of respect for both of those. As an executive producer as well as a writer, I’ve sometimes had to insist that my writers make changes that they did not want to make, often loudly so. They were sure I was wrong. Mostly I was right. Sometimes I was wrong. But whoever sits in the editor’s chair, or the executive producer’s chair, wears the pointy hat of authority, and as Dave Sim once noted, you can’t argue with a pointy hat.
Click on the link above to read more from Straczynski, but wow, that is really shocking to hear come from the keyboard of the writer of the storyline himself.
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