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"The trick is that Marvel has always been to a large extent the world around us. It has to be evocative of the world around us, the feelings people are feeling. At the same time, it’s a superhero comic, so you take real-world concerns and you put a Marvel face on it." -- Mark Waid

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"You’ll know we’ve failed if by issue 5 the Masters of Evil show up and there’s a fight with the Absorbing Man. Clearly at that point we will have been a victim of mission creep." -- Mark Waid

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"Much as I did with CAPTAIN AMERICA: MAN OUT OF TIME, I wanted to pick a moment in Avengers history that had been kind of glossed over and go into greater depth. The story of the Avengers drafting three known criminals into their ranks is more timely now than it was back then, even, as reporters in our story worry that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are foreign terrorists!" -- Mark Waid

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'Makes perfect sense for that idea, that a middle-aged man says a magic word and becomes a teenage superhero. But, a joke is not a series. That’s something I learned early on with things like “Insufferable” or “Irredeemable.” You can have a cool clever twist on it like middle-aged man becomes a teenage superhero, but unless there’s more to it, that’s a one note joke.' -- Mark Waid

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"One of the big hurdles for a science guy like me to leap is mythology ... It's a personal failing, but while I appreciate myth and magic, they don't move me the way science does." -- Mark Waid

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'Okay, let's talk about "virtue signalling" for a moment. First, you cynical fucks who use it as a pejorative, sometimes other people need to know that they're not alone, esp. in rural communities, etc. Speaking with compassion isn't about scoring points, it's about reaching out and reminding each other than we're not alone. Second, the naked cynicism of the term "virtue signalling" is stomach-turning. We can be better than this. YOU can be better than this. Cynicism has only one purpose--to make you feel cool. (And in that way, it's even more "virtue signalling" than "virtue signalling" is.) Cynicism brings nothing to any table. It has no up side. It exists only to denigrate. And that's why I hate it, and that's why you never see it in my work. We can be better.' -- Mark Waid

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"I’ve been itching to tell this story for a long time. I love, as I did with Captain America: Man Out of Time, to be able to tell flashback stories within continuity..." -- Mark Waid

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"My primary goal was for the doubters: By the end of issue 1, I can make you love Scott Summers." -- Mark Waid

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"I hate trying to find roles for that bird. In the words of Tom Peyer, Redwing is the Aqualad of the Avengers." -- Mark Waid

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'Transparency. “No More Secrets.” Widow’s actions of the past have come back to haunt her in a damaging way, and now she’s trying to help others avoid a similar fate.' -- Mark Waid

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