Ten Years Ago
I’m one of the relatively few editors in the industry who can do this sort of thing, so welcome to a new feature here at the Blog, one that will in all likelihood become a recurring thing. So let’s set the Way-Back machine and see what was coming out from my editorial office TEN YEARS AGO!
And a decade ago, I was still editing AVENGERS, that series still in its first year back from the Heroes Reborn experiment. The creative team was Kurt Busiek and George Perez, and we really had a lot of fun working on this title. This particular issue, though, wasn’t one of our strongest—when he took over the book, Kurt sat down and mapped out the first year, which included a crossover with THUNDERBOLTS at the end of it. But once we got into producing the stories, we’d occasionally find ourselves tight for space, and because that crossover couldn’t be moved (as it was also related to an AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS novel release) that meant we couldn’t do what we’d typically do, and turn a two-part story into a three-parter if it needed the room. This issue really suffered for the lack of space—we just didn’t have enough pages to get everything accomplished that we needed to.