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'Iron Man, as the "architect" of the Avengers Machine while the "New Avengers" stuff with the Illuminati was going on, has a lot to answer for. He's made a lot of terrible decisions. I don't think that means he's "bad" though. It's just that he was wrong. Flawed. Broken.' - Jonathan Hickman

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"I have a fondness for Ultron. Because he's so changeable - he's a character who comes in iterations, each of which is slightly different to the last, ranging from cold and emotionless to a very human insanity - you can really do what you like with him without it being 'out of character'. There've been good Ultrons, mad Ultrons, sad Ultrons, and last time I wrote him I was essentially doing Daleks and Cybermen. This is actually my first time writing the actual Big Boss Ultron himself, and... hopefully my version fits in with the great tapestry of Ultrons through the years. I've not actually seen what Alan Davis's done with him yet, but I described Ultron in the plot as 'very glam', so we'll see." -- Al Ewing

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"Oh, man….Working with Hickman was easy because he’s such a great writer. He’s also he’s an artist himself, so he knows how to extract the best out of the artists he’s working with." - Mike Deodato


While superboysprime tends to cover Hickman's Avengers work, I like to highlight just a specific scene myself from the last issue of New Avengers. It involves the origin of the Black Swans!

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"Well, I went to jail for the first time today. What can I say, sometimes someone needs a punch, and sometimes that person is your shrink." - Jonathan Hickman

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"Some people don't believe in magic, but if you have children then you know it's real." - Jonathan Hickman

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'[Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Parallels"] came out 22 years ago and I still remember how blown away I was by it. Influence is obvious.' - Jonathan Hickman

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"Last year was the first year in twenty years I didn't reread all six of Frank Herbert's Dunes." - Jonathan Hickman

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"Before being at Marvel, I hadn't done any long format work and I'm discovering now that I have a really odd rhythm to my work. If writing serialized monthly superhero fiction is conflict, then it seems that most books are either trench warfare or some acrobatic, high-paced dogfight, it feels like I'm doing some sort of asymmetrical battle as both the insurgents and the nation-state. Okay, I'm sure that sounds like gibberish, but that's as clear as it gets in here." - Jonathan Hickman

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The Sentry is an extremely powerful superhero who was created in 2000, but paradoxically has always been a part of the Marvel Universe, it's a massive retcon that involves wiped memories, but in his original miniseries and one shot tie it's revealed that a picture of him earned Peter Parker a pulitzer, he helped the Hulk control his rages and and got the public to love Hulk, and he was Reed Richard's best friend outside of the Fantastic Four.

There were some neat ideas in it, exploring what the Marvel Universe would be like in different eras with a Superman type character, and if it was a What If or it had been limited to that one Marvel Knight's event, I would 't give it a second thought.

But in 2005 Brian Micheal Bendis reintroduced the character in 4 issue arc of The New Avengers, and while I think the arc was pretty well written and had some sweet touching moments I think the Sentry's canon existance is a bad idea in general.

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"In any story, characters… plot… these things are primary and must be done well for a book to be considered successful, but I think that the stories that are really, really special have themes that resonate." - Jonathan Hickman

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'I was looking at my outlines last night and it appears I've done a terrible thing. I've done a bad job, you might say, in that you actually find out some of the answers to some of the biggest mysteries that are out there hanging in "New Avengers" in "Avengers" issues. And some of the big mysteries in "Avengers" are answered in future "New Avengers" issues. Because as the stories get intertwined you find out that the solutions are actually on the other side. So people are going to miss stuff if they're not reading both books. I'm not obviously asking them to read both, but I did in fact screw them if they're not.' - Jonathan Hickman

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"If you look at your big time villains in the Marvel Universe; your Dooms, your Magnetos and even Galactus, someone will always write a redemptive story for that character. Someone will always write the story where the guy goes over the cliff and kills an entire town. It just depends on what your take on the character is. My take is that Doom is incredibly egocentric and an inherently flawed megalomaniac, but there's a bit of nobility there and for some reason he cares for certain things a whole lot." - Jonathan Hickman

The full issue is 31 pages, so this falls within the page cap )
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Now, everybody who has been reading New Avengers properly, as opposed to short extracts posted out of context here, will know that it is hilarious. Usually the comedy comes from Maximus the Mad or Namor the Submariner. However, as there has been a, for want of a better spoiler-free term, reshuffle of the characters in this book, humour has to come from elsewhere.

And so here is a masterclass in comic timing from Jonathan Hickman )
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"It's probably Grant Morrison or Warren [Ellis]. I just love most stuff that they do. And I kinda think if I exist anywhere on the spectrum stylistically with the stuff I do, it's somewhere in between those two guys, with a healthy dash of books I read when I was a kid that I loved, like Keith Giffen's Legion of Super-Heroes stuff." - Jonathan Hickman

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'New Avengers is the book I always wanted to write at Marvel. Tom [Brevoort] and I sat down a couple of years ago, and I talked to him about this concept — "What are the components of Jonathan Hickman's dream corporate comic book job?" This is that book that hits all those notes.' - Jonathan Hickman

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