So, Brian K. Vaughan is leaving Runaways, and Joss Whedon is taking over. Brian, how do you feel about that?:
Depressingly, now that he’s taking over, I find out that Joss’s ideas for the book are all infinitely better than mine. Seriously, he wrote this one sentence in his overview that was so good, I had to wake my wife and tell her that I was going to kill myself. And when I told Ruth the idea, she AGREED THAT I SHOULD.
Over at Whedonesque, Joss drops some hints as to what he has in mind. Well, kind of (Scroll down):
What can we expect from this soon-to-be-visionary book? A few things that never occured to “Bitties at the BK”V, that’s for sure.
2) WAY more Wolverine. He so cute and popular.
3) Old people. They’re so cute and popular. (“Assemble, Aunt May’s Avengers!” Goosebumps. Right now. Goosebumps.)
4) Sex, but the other kind.
5) Run… Towards! Runtowards. New title. Why are they such fraidies?
6) Two words: Crisis on Infinite Mollys.
Well, I think we all know you’re in good paws. (Thank god Michael Ryan can draw.) Brian, your kids are safe with me, except the five or six I’m gonna kill.
He also has some words for those making jokes about the book’s schedule:
And now, a public service message.
Lately I have heard much crabbing about bi-monthly books and people not meeting deadlines. And yes, I have much to answer for in terms of the FRAY schedule debacle. But I was young, I was running three shows, and I was borderline not-impotent. Since then I have been late by a week (extenuating circumstances)once and by two weeks (no frikkin’ idea what to write) once, both in the first arc of Astonishing. Never since. I didn’t need the book to go bi-monthly — in fact I wasn’t even told it would be. I don’t like bi-monthly; it puts too much pressure on every issue to be standalone-ly awesome, and hurts the flow. Schedule haters, hate the game, not the playa. And quit pissin’ me off.
This was a public service message, because it helps me, who is a public.