An Open Letter to Marvel


Dear Marvel,

You probably won’t read this, but I think it needs to be said anyway.

I know how you can get the naysayers to shut up about you taking back the Star Wars comics.

Make your MCU tie-in comics better.

We all know that you plan on using the Star Wars comics in a similar way – to tie in to the new movies – but the precedent you’ve set so far is, for the most part, underwhelming.

Your MCU comics are clearly more about connecting to the movies than about writing good stories. You’re a business and you have to make money, I get that and I don’t criticize you for wanting to capitalize on the financial success that is the MCU, but all the stories that you’re writing as tie-ins do is fill in gaps.

I don’t mind that sometimes, but if that’s all you’re doing, what are you accomplishing?

What about creating an ongoing Hulk title? You don’t seem to want to make another movie (despite him being the favorite character from The Avengers) so continue his adventures in comic form. Or Agent Carter. She doesn’t necessarily have to have a TV show. People want more of her and the Hulk, so give it to them in a way that brings new readers to your comics.

As far as stand alone stories go – who doesn’t want to know what happened in Budapest with Hawkeye and Black Widow? Or period pieces involving Captain America and the Howling Commandos in WW II.

There’s a whole universe to explore but you seem to be content making sub-par stories and a few extra bucks.

If you want fans to trust you with Star Wars, show them what you can do with the MCU.

Nerd In The Real World

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