His latest editorial simulation completed, Tom Brevoort looks at what we’ve all learned:
I was astounded by just how quickly the talk turned to massive crossovers and alternate covers–the sorts of things that most online fans purport to dislike. Which isn’t meant as a condemnation of these moves–quite the contrary, it kind of illustrates how and why we may do these things as often as we do, when there are specific financial goals that need to be met. But I thought it would take a bit longer before the players got to that stage–that they’d stick to their own points of view about what made for good comics and good stories a bit longer before swinging so whole-heartedly into this camp.
Me, I thought a couple of things about the simulation this time were interesting: Firstly, that the contestants went out of their way to co-ordinate their moves by creating a separate blog in which to do so, and secondly, that Patrick Cook’s dream team comics were so funny (“Lost Gorillas [...] Written by Alan Moore [with a]rt by Dave Gibbons [...] The one that all of fandom has been waiting to gets its tentacles on! Moore and Gibbons bring you a different take on the female persuasion of the simians you love to read about over in Primate Pirates! Warning: Explicit Content.”).