Marvel going after "some very big licenses" for comics!
This was recently announced at a recent press conference that Marvel held. Same press conference that Marvel said they were banning smoking with some characthers that we all know by now. (cough, bad idea!) Considering the success of G.I. Joe with Image, Marvel had this to say....
"With Image's success with G.I. Joe, Quesada said Marvel is looking into "some very big licenses" for comics.
"There was a point when we looked back on the G.I. Joe license, and it had already been swooped up by somebody who obviously is publishing it through Image," Quesada said. "I think it's great that G.I. Joe is in the top 25. It's a very cool thing.
"It also bodes well for some of the licenses that we are going after right now that we will hopefully have and be able to announce in the next couple of weeks."
I'm guessing that they are going after He-Man, Transformers, and maybe Thundercats. Though Thundercats never had a comic series it is a big name still. With Transformers revival in the form of RID and the new He-Man toy series coming this November, it makes sense that they would go after them. Plus there will be of course a new G.I. Joe line consisting of 80's characters revival coming in the Spring of 2002. GO MARVEL!!! I'm really hoping one of them is He-Man, yeah baby!
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