On their Xanaduum Substack, Grant Morrison has been speaking about years previous, together with the deliberate sequel to their Marvel Boy comedian guide on the time, with Phil Hester to exchange JG Jones because the sequence artist. And why it did not go down too effectively with Marvel Comics executives on the time for essentially the most weird causes. Particularly iconoclast Marvel Comics CCO, Invoice Jemas. However what we did not know that one problem was really drawn by an unnamed artist. Simply not Phil Hester…
“I despatched the primary two scripts to Marvel, as I recall. Invoice Jemas was fairly scathing about them. I bear in mind him calling me up, seemingly incensed to incandescence that I might included a flying man within the first scene. Keep in mind that this aerially inclined particular person was the warder of a jail expressly designed to include lethal superhuman threats, so it was hardly shocking that he may show just a few gimmicks of his personal.
Invoice appeared to fixate on this concept that the warden may fly, insisting the entire already ridiculous scene was made ridiculous squared because of this. Who would ever purchase into such nonsense? A flying man! On web page 2! And as for the remainder of this fully unrealistic excuse for story!.. ‘It is a Marvel Comedian Invoice,’ I reminded him and at that time, succumbing to an unlucky compulsion to search out his authoritative critique more and more surreal and hilarious, I began laughing uncontrollably. The very last thing I heard was Invoice’s fading curses as he rigorously slammed the cellphone down on me.
In that ambiance there was little or no assist for Marvel Boy 2 – they assigned a novice artist who drew the complete first problem, however everybody knew the work wasn’t as much as skilled normal, particularly after JG Jones’ artwork within the first sequence. I wrote 4 scripts out of six – two nonetheless exist however the latter two vanished in one among many common pc incidents. Subject #4 outlined a complete Kree faith constructed up from Kirby-esque ideas!”
Beforehand, he has spoken to Newsarama in a long-deleted interview (thanks GamesRadar) during which he acknowledged;
“the Kree Ebook of The Lifeless problem, “Past The Withinfinite,” delved into Kree comedian guide faith in full-on Prog Comics fashion… He merely did not just like the fluorescent overtones of what I used to be doing in Marvel Boy 2 and requested me if I used to be ready to attempt a unique and extra down-to-earth method to the essential concept of offended alien boy trapped on Earth. My authentic sequence pitch and scripts had been primarily based in a horrible super-security jail referred to as the Dice, house of essentially the most deranged inhuman mutants and motherfuckers on the face of the Earth. Grotesques like Daddy Coronary heart, Alan Devil and the Spider Sisters stuffed each web page and the entire thing was a really fast-paced non secular satire within the Marvel Cosmic fashion.”
Invoice Jemas’ perspective was a essential motive as to why Grant Morrison signed an exlusive cope with DC Comics in 2003. Invoice Jemas left quickly afterwards, not too long ago helming AWA Studios with former Marvel EIC Axel Amonso, and has not too long ago left that as effectively for his personal Be Good Studios.