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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Superman
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/21/2000 8:07:00 AM  

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>Since you are working on Spiderman now, I was wondering what you would
>do if they asked you to do a Superman comic-book series, since Superman
>is your favorite. What changes would you make, if any?

What would I do *after* I fainted...?

I'd drop pretty much anything to do Supes, because the character has been an
icon to me since I could read. What I'd try to do is hew close to the kind of
characterization you saw in Alan Moore's "Whatever Happened to the Man of
Tomorrow?" which concluded the pre-Byrne Superman (and the post-Byrne Supes I
don't even recognize anymore).

They mucked with the character because they said they couldn't do anything
interesting with him. Moore proved them wrong.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Superman
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/22/2000 3:09:00 PM  

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>Marvel's Joe Quesada is really causing a stir in the industry, it
>seems, with the news of changes he's making almost every week,
>including you on AS-M and Grant Morrison on X-Men.

I was really jazzed when I heard that Grant was going to be doing X-Men. He's
a terrific writer, I've enjoyed his stuff for years.

>It's a shame DC doesn't seem to be willing to accept top creators make
>good comics, not editors and company policies.

There's very little about DC these days that makes sense.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Superman
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/25/2000 4:19:00 PM  

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>Joe, is there any chance that there will be any more B5 comics, or were you
>burnt by D.C's controlling attitude? If I misinterpreted that, I apologise,
>that was the impression I got from reading the 'Babylon File'.

Well, bear in mind that TBF and reality rarely touch reality at any two
contiguous points, so I wouldn't put a lot of stock in anything you read there,
especially v2.

That said...I'd be more than happy to see more B5 comics. But I don't want
them published as throwaways as they were by DC. I'd rather something be done
*right* and if it can't be done right, I'd rather not do it.

jms

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