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The story behind why Arthur Adams drew MARVEL FANFARE #13 cover

posted Mar 22, 2020, 9:18 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 9:27 PM ]
From Vu

MARVEL FANFARE #13 (Mar 1984)
Marvel Comics
It was the result of the fallout of the failed 1983 JLA/Avengers Crossover.

From George Perez via a 1994 Wizard Interview: "... by that point, the damage was done. It got to the point where I refused to do the fourth cover for the Black Widow story in Marvel Fanfare #13. I told the editor, Al Milgrom, "I'm broken. I can't do any more work for Marvel Comics as long as Jim Shooter is editor-in-chief."

That's when I signed the exclusive contract with DC, to ensure this wouldn't become an empty threat. I'd made myself legally unable to go to Marvel, even if I changed my mind. It might have cost me money - but I was angry.

One thing I should point out: Jim Shooter and I have long [since] buried the hatchet. I've told him I would gladly do a cover for Defiant if he needs one. I don't want people to infer that I am still carrying a grudge."