- Posted by Johanna on March 11, 2008 at 4:08 pm
- Category: Comic News
Wow, get millions of impressionable teens online in one place, and comic book companies pay attention. The latest addition to MySpace Comic Books is a weekly column by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada in which he answers fan-submitted questions.
(I would post the PR, but it’s full of outrageous exaggeration like this:
Like a might [sic] Marvel team-up, the online community known for connecting legions of fans with the most exciting creators, projects, and events in the industry comes together with the leading comics publisher to present your chance to get inside the mind of one of comics’ most popular personalities.
And who can read much of that without having their brain bubble?)
You may recall that Quesada did something similar previously at Newsarama, but that site’s no longer the big kid on the online block. (Heidi has the rumor that “Marvel and the comics news giant had a falling out over a broken embargo.”) Newsarama preaches to the converted, but MySpace provides the not-yet-customers who might be convinced to start buying those hip comic things. And carefully selected questions and marketing-written answers can keep them looking hip.
The column appears on March 21; they’re collecting questions now.