All, Buffy Is A Mutant...Sort Of...
have the mutant ability to not sleep for days at a time."
now, Rich Johnston over at Comic
Book Resources has been humming quietly to himself, claiming
to know who would be taking over writing New X-Men
once Grant Morrison's current (and final) arc (drawn by Marc
Silvestri) finishes. The humming grew louder today as other
sites started buzzing with the news that they believed they
knew the new writer's identity.
going to kick myself for running this rumor, because there's
no surer way for it to get debunked than to have us break
down and print it...but...
have been coming in from a variety of sources that the new
writer on New X-Men is Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy
The Vampire Slayer, and occasional writer of Dark Horse
him on the book will be artist John Cassaday, a stake in the
heart for fans of Planetary. Though Cassaday claims
he can do both books simultaneously, he has never been able
to produce two titles in the same month.
other hand, Whedon himself has not exactly proven himself
on the monthly thing, either. What was it -- two years before
the last issue of Fray? Further rumor has it that to
help him stay on track, Kevin Smith will assist in co-plotting.
who say pish-tosh to such rumors, let us point out that it
does make a certain sense. Whedon's name has popped up from
time to time in connection with more than one Marvel book,
and he has gone on record saying that he would love to write
one. At one time, he expressed specific interest in Iron
Man. The overtaxed writer also has a past connection with
and one would hope affinity for the X-Men, having done a draft
or two of the first film, with his name on the credits up
until about a month before its release.
is true, it's extremely cool. Once again, a simple formula
goes into play. Put a great writer with a great artist, and
you'll sell books. Let's just hope that the combination doesn't
slow things down to a crawl.