The crossover that nobody knew about from NYCC: Marvel editor Tom Brevoort on a DC panel!
This was Sunday morning, and I had an hour to kill before hosting PRIZE OR NO-PRIZE, Marvel’s tirivia giveaway panel (which was well-attended and a lot of fun, as usual. One of these days, I’ve got to get around to writing some all-new questions for the thing.) At their last convention, DC had closed out their programming with a sort of round-robin discussion with a group of fans. I’d read about it online somewhere and was mildly curious—it sounded more like a Marvel panel in terms of its tone. So, since they were doing it again at the NYCC, I thought I’d stick my head in, get a sense of what they were doing, and maybe cause a little trouble.
But the second he saw me step through the door, DC honcho Dan Didio pointed me out, and ushered me up, asking if I wanted to join the panel. In the blink of an eye I found myself sitting alongside a row of DC editors and staffers, talking about comics I’d read in my formative years. It was quite surreal, kind of like stepping into the Negative Zone or something.
Don’t worry, though – The cheap shots don’t stop coming:
I had to dash out as soon as the panel ended, so I didn’t really get a chance to speak with the other panelists. But they seemed like a bunch of relatively-nice individuals. It almost makes me sad knowing what we’re going to do to their market share with SECRET INVASION.