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Sunday, May 11, 2008 

Wash. Post provides Joe Quesada with platform

Oh dear. The Washington Post, pesty newspaper that they've been for years now, is providing Joe Quesada with a platform when really, he's not worth their time in interviewing. He certainly doesn't get very far with the following Q&A in this transcript of his talk with readers:
Ithaca, N.Y.: Given their box office success, comic book films are clearly mainstream "acceptable." However, comic books themselves are still stigmatized as being for "nerds" or "geeks." As a Marvel editor, does that frustrate you? Or are Marvel's pockets deep enough that those kinds of stigmatizations are unimportant?

Joe Quesada: While I think that was very true several years ago, that stigma has quickly changed and continues to do so as more and more people are reading comics.
Yep, more and more people are reading comics, aren't they? Just look at the sales numbers and see how figures are probably even less than a quarter million these days. And Quesada doesn't get much better with this Q&A either:
Alexandria, Va.: Spider-Man One More Day! A lot of people talk negative about One More Day and Brand New Day but I like to look at the positive! I get to save about $10 a month now I can either pocket or spend on other comics!

Seriously, I still don't see what you were thinking...

Joe Quesada: Sorry you feel that way.

That said, Brand New Day is selling like gangbusters, you're missing out on some great Spidey stories.

What i don't understands is that nothing has changed in Spider-Man outside of the fact that he isn't married anymore (MJ isn't dead) and that there is so much more soap opera and drama in his life.
More like a bust, if to use the slang for failure - last time I looked, it was selling well below 100,000 copies. In fact, during the time JMS was writing it, I can't say it sold particularly big either (something like 80,000 at best, which isn't much by today's standards).

And the soap opera and drama? Seeing how a lot of it seems to be editorially mandated and contains possible attacks on Mary Jane, I can't say that it's particularly believable or plausible.

It wouldn't surprise me if, with the way Quesada's insulting people's intellects and trying his hardest to mislead the readers, that the stigma of being dubbed as nerds continued to prevail. And all this just shows how the Wash. Post is still quite a crummy newspaper with too few positives and far too many negatives.

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