Marvel’s Tom Brevoort Disses DC

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at

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5 Responses

  1. Mike Gold says:

    I think Tom's comment was pretty clever. Lots of names were bandied about as potential replacements for Mr. DiDio.A month ago, everybody and their mother (except Dan's mother) was saying Dan was on the way out. The comics media was on high alert, and some big name columnists were breathlessly braying "I know something's gonna happen any minute now." Then Dan showed up at Heroes Con and at Wizard World Chicago and even at work. Unless he disappears before San Diego, I think a lot of folks owe him an apology.As for the quality of Secret Invasion and Final Crisis, we, as readers, can praise or rail against either or both. We also vote with our pocketbooks every time we go to the comics store. We don't have to take our frustrations into the realm of predicting the future.Besides, the line "if I accept the job, I will not work very hard" is great.

  2. Alan Coil says:

    "…many top-selling, exclusive Marvel creators have called me up in response to the rumblings to let me know that they'd love to work on a DC project for me if I was running things over there and begging me to consider it…"And trying to instill discontent.And this after DiDio was friendly to him a few weeks ago. Backstabber.

    • Mike Gold says:

      I saw this as satire; in context, fairly funny. That's just me, though. Always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. Believe me, I've been in the situation where I shifted over to DC Comics and brought a lot of my previous collaborators with me. It has an ENTIRELY different feel than that suggested by Tom's comments.Kinda fun, though.

  3. Van Jensen says:

    Like I said in the post, I don't doubt for a second that it's all in jest, and it was definitely funny. But I'm guessing the folks at DC still won't take it well, if only because they're pretty sore over all the problems, real and imagined, that they've gone through of late.

    • Mike Gold says:

      That's understandable, but that's also their problem. Those that know Tom won't have a problem; one can forgive Dan if he's simply had enough of this crap in general.