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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

Could this be a positive sign what Cebulski thinks of Mary Jane Watson?

Marvel's new EIC gave a layout of his requests for contributors to GMA News, and explaining what aspiring artists could do, he relayed the following:
"Do three-page sequence of an action scene, Spiderman, Wolverine or Captain America fighting a villain something big and badass, show how you do action, how you do scale, show them how you tell a dynamic story."

For the next sequence to complete your six pages of comics for your portfolio, bring out the human side of the superheroes through creating soft story scenes.

"Then the other would be a small fight scene because Marvel is much as about the human side as it is about anything else, so show a day scene, Peter parker, Mary jane talking to each other."
Does this prove he's open to Spider-fans who want the marriage between Peter and Mary restored, along with all the continuity thrown out the window? I hope so, although "small fight scene" can be reason to worry - what if he's asking artists to draw them quarreling? Hardly the kind of positive stand-alone illustration I'd want to conceive as part of an audition.

If Cebulski's signaling he's open to the fandom and not going out of his way to act like a fictional character is the worst thing on earth that could happen, that's good. But if he's against righting a wrong and standing up to a man as awful as Joe Quesada (who hinted he'd like to sabotage any efforts to restore MJ's place in Spidey's world), then I'd strongly recommend aspiring artists take their portfolios elsewhere and not humiliate their reputations by lending their talents to people with juvenile views of life. The same goes for writers who want to maintain a positive reputation among the comics audience. Those who believe comicdom should be taken seriously as an artform should not associate themselves with "representatives" who go out of their way to give comicdom a bad name. Not even at DC.

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