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Warren Ellis and Superheros

I’m not pointing any fingers, but note this interview with Warren Ellis in Writers on Comics Scriptwriting:

And yet you continue to write superhero comics, why is that?

At the moment, yeah, I’m still writing superhero comics. But Planetary I’m only expecting to run about three years, and that will be the last superhero project I do. Once Planetary is complete, that’s it, I’m out of the genre. Planetary is designed to say everything I have left to say about superheroes.

Page 63, Writers on Comics Scriptwriting by Mark Salisbury

Now note who is scheduled to take over Astonishing X-Men after Joss Whedon.

Not that I’m complaining. I’m just waiting for the damn trade to be released and rereading my Iron Man: Extremis in the interim.