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#457216 - 12/28/00 04:14 PM Moore/Marvel International
Pat ONeill Offline
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Alan Moore, up until now unaware that the deal was in the works, told the SPLASH that he would not finish his runs on the AWESOME books, such as SUPREME and YOUNGBLOOD, who's storylines were left dangling when the company collapsed in 1998. Moore told the SPLASH that, "I consider it a hostile act that precludes me working for Awesome again, or with Marvel ever in the future. If this is the only way they can get me, they are welcome to the scraps." Despite recent well publicized attempts by Marvel EIC Joe Quesada to recruit Moore, the British writer has long resisted working for Marvel due to the threat of lawsuit by the company, forcing him to change the name of his MARVELMAN character to MIRACLEMAN in 1987. Developing.


Perhaps someone should tell Moore--and possibly you, too, Rick--that Marvel International is not a subsidiary of Marvel Enterprises, but is a completely separate company licensed to reprint Marvel (and other publishers') material in Europe?

(It was a part of the now-bankrupt and defunct Marvel Entertainment, created when the Italian Pannini company was acquired by the Perelman-controlled company back in the early '90s. But it was sold off during the bankruptcy of said Marvel Entertainment and was not part of the various entities that joined to become Marvel Enterprises at the conclusion of that bankruptcy.)

Hence, selling reprint rights to Marvel International is no different than selling them to any other European comics publisher that is not related to Marvel US.
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#457217 - 12/28/00 06:20 PM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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Rich Johnston agrees with Pat ONeill shocker:

Marvel Italia is Panini. It's all in a name. Just double checked with Joe Q and the companies are completely separate. someone should tell Alan... I'd call him but I have this strange fear of Porlocking him. Anyone closer care to pass the message on?
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#457218 - 12/28/00 08:20 PM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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Originally posted by Rich Johnston:
Marvel Italia is Panini. It's all in a name. Just double checked with Joe Q and the companies are completely separate. someone should tell Alan... I'd call him but I have this strange fear of Porlocking him. Anyone closer care to pass the message on?


Do you really think it would make a difference?

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#457219 - 12/28/00 08:32 PM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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I'll let him know. I just got an e-mail from Mike Doran and Rob Leifeld says he wasn't in the loop either; that this deal was part of a foreign rights package that went out two years ago.

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#457220 - 12/29/00 08:21 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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Dear everybody:

My name is Xavier Marturet, EIC of the spanish site www.dreamers.com

Yesterday, december 28th, we were celebrating the "Dia de los Inocentes" day, our version of April Fool's day.
So we decided to put some jokes at our site.

One of this jokes is the origin of all this noise about Marvel International, Awesome Comics and Dude Comics (BTW: an independent house that is shipping the spanish editions of Bone and Strangers in Paradise).

It's strange that nobody asked about it before to send that "new" around the globe.

Since today, dec 29th, first in the morning, this new includes the following PS: "Esta rese~a es una inocentada de Dreamers para el Día de los Inocentes. Una palmadita en la espalda a todos los que han caído como primos en la trampa. XXDDDDDDDDDD" Translation, more or less: "This review is a joke from Dreamers celebrating the Dia de los Inocentes. A big huge for all those who falled in our trap."

Best Regards,

Xavier Marturet

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#457221 - 12/29/00 08:42 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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Hilariously funny joke there, Xavier.
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#457222 - 12/29/00 09:02 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
Pedro Mota Offline
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Marvel International is a completely separate company licensed to reprint Marvel (US) material. Yes, but:
a) It sure doesn't want to show it (take a look at Marvel Europe's presentation page at www.marveleurope.com);
b) Was it a completely separate company when it started negotiating this deal?

I also wanted to add two things:
- The correct name of Marvel International's president is Marco Lupoi, not Luppi (my mistake);
- Marvel Europe's anoucement mentions The Coven, Youngblood, Supreme and "another series related to actor Will Smith".

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#457223 - 12/29/00 09:35 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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After sending that last post, I read Xavi's post.
Why don't the spanish celebrate on April first, like everybody else?
Funny or not, the story made a lot of travelling in Europe too. When it arrived to me, I believed it because Dude Comics has the spanish rights for Supreme. And I did then read the Dreamers article, thinking it was the confirmation I needed!
The joke's on me?

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#457224 - 12/29/00 10:35 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
Rodrigo Baeza Offline
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Well, I think the joke was quite funny. My congratulations to Xavier and his crew: the reactions of all the people involved (Moore, Liefeld, and Quesada) made this joke funnier than any of the fake news that you usually see in April 1st.

And while I enjoy the excellent work done on a regular basis by the Splash and Newsarama, I think it's worth noting that this wouldn't have happened if someone had decided to check whether the deal had taken place. I mean, guys, you didn't even acknowledge that the story was lifted from www.dreamers.com ! Let's hope you've learned a lesson from all this. [img]/resources/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

Rodrigo


[This message has been edited by Rodrigo Baeza (edited 12-29-2000).]

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#457225 - 12/29/00 11:40 AM Re: Moore/Marvel International
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thanks for understanding.
As you can see, we combines humor, information and everything related to comic-books.
For ex. If you wanna see how funny can dreamers people be, take a look at our Rob Liefeld fans site: http://adlo.dreamers.com

C'U

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