Friday, July 30, 2004

Save an X-book

"Cult hit" Weapon X can be saved from cancellation, according to an interview with Frank Tieri on Newsarama:

I’d say our numbers are good enough to make us what you might call a “cult hit” - and, let’s face it, “cult hit” or not— plenty of books in today’s market would smother their own grandmothers for numbers like we have. However, they’re also numbers that push the limits of what Marvel finds acceptable these days— and so here we are.

(Can an X-book be a "cult hit"?)

...we’re not going down without a fight. You might have already seen that many sites like Silver Bullet Comics, ComiX-Fan, Herorealm, Comicboards and TheComicFanatic have already joined the cause and fans have already begun a letter-writing campaign. I know for a fact Marvel has already received quite a few letters but we have to keep ‘em coming. We’re asking fans to write to Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and/ or Mike Marts, doing so in a polite and respectful manner, at:

Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
10 E. 40th St.
New York, NY 10016
ATTN: Weapon X

Tell them you want more Weapon X. Remember what Stan used to say… You are our bosses. Marvel is not necessarily the “Evil Empire” a lot of people make it out to be—a lot of them are just people like you and me who are willing to listen. And if enough of you write in and show your support for this book, I’m confident they will.

Frank puts his money where his mouth is and offers to write issue 29 for free:

I haven’t heard anything as of yet. So what I’m going to do right now is sweeten the deal - because I believe so strongly in this project and that the Weapon X fans should get their ending, I’m willing to make Marvel this offer… I will do the first issue for free. That’s right, Marvel! You give me six issues and you will get the first issue… absolutely free. Act now, act fast—supplies are limited!

So get out there and save the book, before we lose another X-book that will likely be replaced with three more.


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