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I get that gut reaction, the feeling that it's not "right" to mesh bits from these different narrative worlds together, but it's been shown time and time again that comics are the perfect place to go crazy and attempt things that would give other stories pause. There's a reason why movies and TV have been rushing to catch up to the potential of comics and I think a big part of that is the fact that, as a medium, we take more risks and do stranger stuff. -- Jim Zub

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I very deliberately wrote a Post-Nextwave Monica instead of Nextwave Monica, precisely because it was time to move on. Bringing Nextwave into a form of "continuity" was a way of metabolizing it, so it needn't hang over those characters forever. (Warren's a big influence for me in terms of his ability to cut to the heart of a character or concept, find The Thing That Makes It Cool, and then present that simply and with style.) -- Al Ewing

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If you want the oomph and the crackle, sometimes only the real Conan will do. Is it a stunt? Well... we are jumping a lot of buses with this one. We're jumping the Grand Canyon on a rocket cycle. You'll have to wait and see if we land it. -- Al Ewing

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Surprisingly -- because I don’t normally enjoy writing villains -- our Big Bad’s dialogue seems to come to me effortlessly. We ended up with a good, relatively unique “voice” for that character. -- Mark Waid

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The Mantlo/Mignola/Gordon “Rocket Raccoon” limited series got reprinted in one of the Marvel UK comics of my childhood, so I do have some rosy, cosy memories of it. He was pretty much a totally different person back then - and from what I recall, a much less troubled one. Occasionally, bits and pieces of that old life will surface - someone will get past his defenses by reminding him of the old days, or he'll have retained a piece of kit from his time as Ranger Rocket - but to remember is painful. It's a very noir trope - the old, good time that the hero lost and can never get back. The long-buried sadness. -- Al Ewing

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Hawkeye's desperate desire for public validation [in old comics] is fascinating in light of what will follow for him. Especially in terms of his current characterisation as The Old Man Who Used To Be Cool. At least that's my interpretation of him - once a semi-major figure in an important cultural scene that's since left him behind. In a way Hawkeye's the only Marvel superhero who's realistically aged. -- Al Ewing

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WARNING: Hulk and Hawkeye will not be sharing a friendly laugh about recent events. AT ALL. -- Al Ewing

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You know, I didn't see anyone cover it, but I might as well mention it briefly. What is up with Jennifer Walters these days?

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This is another thread we’re going to get back to in the HULK series – Bruce’s belief that he is one of the good guys. Spoiler: Deep down, Bruce is not a good person. -- Al Ewing

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I’ve accidentally called it Avengers Forever more than once in conversation. That’s kind of the gold standard in a lot of ways, the bar to clear. We’re doing something very different from what that was, but at the same time, we’re telling a grand story on an epic scale, and right at the core of it is the idea of what it means to be an Avenger. -- Al Ewing

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One thing that stands out is that everyone was really scared of the Hulk in the very early days, in a way they haven’t been since – they were afraid of what he might do, because they had no idea what he could or would do. That’s our Hulk. He’s a terrifying mystery... -- Al Ewing

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So – this is not a friendly green Hulk. This is not a recognisable Hulk. His eyes are dark shadows with little points of glowing light – the whites of his eyes black, the pupils are doorways into whatever hell is going on inside him. There is nothing human in those eyes. He doesn’t shout, or bellow. His mouth is a cold, brutal snarl, with frozen breath coming from it, as if he’s constantly in sub‐zero temperatures. He is the sub‐zero temperature – the anger inside him is like ice. -- Al Ewing

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