Augie DeBlieck, Jr., isn’t that much of an optimist when considering the Marvel/Soleil deal:
merican publishers traditionally screw this up. The only hope Eurocomics have come from British publishers. (See ASTERIX, LUCKY LUKE, MELUSINE, et. al.) If Marvel or DC got the rights to ASTERIX, I’m sure they’d split each story into a three part mini-series at digest size, recolor it, and letter it in the stiffest computer font they could find… French albums are oversized. They’re glorious. The pages are bigger so they can pack more beautiful lush art onto every page. Publishing these comics at standard American comic book size will seriously undermine the reading experience. The DC/Humanoids production, by the end, had figured out a way to reproduce Francois Schuiten’s art so that nobody would want to look at it. That takes a lot.