Thursday, January 18, 2007

Speaking of Questions...

It occurs to me, now that we have a convenient means of communication between us, that there might be questions you have to ask of me. Questions about books I've created or written or edited. Questions about TV shows I've worked on. Questions about my favorite movies or my favorite colors or my favorite year or...

Well, you get the point.

If you have any such questions, please feel free to ask away and I'll do my level best to answer them here. The usual rules of civility apply. I won't answer personal questions about any of my friends in the business (where they put their tattoos and their piercings is their business), but other than that, pretty much anything goes.

I await your queries.

10 comments:

Michael A. Burstein said...

Len, do you recall when we met, and I told you how much your Crimson Avenger story stayed with me all these years? It still stays with me. I'd love to know any details that you recall of how you came up with, developed, and wrote that story.

Beppo Prime said...

Mr. Wein, I really liked your (and Carmine Infantino's) Human Target character though I no longer have any of the stories. Is there any chance of a collection?

Do you have anything you'd like to say about Peter Milligan's stories for the character?

pete doree said...

Hi Len, I'd just like to ask what your thoughts are on comics these days. As an industry ( fans & pros ) we seem to have given up on the idea of attracting new readers / kids to the field, so that even though there are more ( and sometimes better ) books available, no one seems willing to trade in on the cache all the Marvel movies, for instance, are bringing the industry. How do we attract new fans? Do we even want them?
And a question that won't take a thesis to answer: What do you think of the movies? We won't mention
( cough cough ) Wes Craven's slaughter of Swamp Thing....

RAB said...

I've got one -- and you may have answered this previously or in another venue, in which case apologies in advance -- specifically, what are your thoughts on Grant Morrison's recently-concluded Seven Soldiers project? Morrison stated at the outset that it was a tribute to you, various books incorporated characters and concepts associated with your books, his "Frankenstein" was very much a homage to your original monster-fighting version of Swamp Thing, and to cap it off he tied the whole thing in with your first JLA story and even gave Oracle (always fondly remembered by me, it must be said) a backstory. In general, was your feeling pleasure at seeing someone else playing with your toys and finding inspiration in your work or was it "dagnabbit, this young whippersnapper is ripping me off, he'd never have gotten away with it in the old days" or was it something else altogether?

Also, anything fun or interesting to relate about working on Reboot? Loved that show, and I was especially tickled when your name turned up in the credits.

Michael said...

It occurred to me, when I was writing Dave Cockrum's obit for my Legion blog (the Legion Omnicom), that if Cockrum hadn't left the Legion when he did (due to a disagreement with then-editor Murray Boltinoff about the return of some original art), he likely would have stayed at DC and worked with Jim Shooter on the Legion.

The logical question is then "what would have happened to the X-Men relaunch without Cockrum"? To what extent was Cockrum involved with the relaunch, would it even have happened without him, and if so, what might it have been like?

And a followup, "what if... Jim Shooter had stayed at DC in the mid to late 1970s working with Cockrum writing the Legion instead of moving to Marvel?"

Brian Krey said...

Mr. Wein, I'm a huge fan of the Transformers episode you wrote with Diane Duane, "Web World". It's nothing like any other episode of the series-it's a psychological drama with lots of satirical touches-and I think it's by far the best episode of the series. I was wondering what inspired the episode, and whether or not you planned on writing more episodes for the original series (I know you wrote for Beast Wars.)Thanks!

Greg said...

I have a question:

What was it like editing New Teen Titans in the early days? What was the process of creation between you and Marv and George? What was the response inside DC to the realization that the book was a huge hit?

Kate Glover said...

Hi Mr. Wein!! I'm Kate, I'm a Transformers/X-Men fan (favourite character from X-Men is Wolverine) from Australia. How's it going? Seeing that Brian Krey already beat me to the question about Transformers.

One of my favourite Generation 1 episodes was the one you did with Diane Duane called "Webworld" I was wondering how you felt working with Ms. Duane with the episode, were you comfortable with writing out the storyline with Ms. Duane? Were you pleased with how the episode turned out?

Yeah, kinda sounds like a lame set of questions...but I really couldn't think of anything else. I hope you can answer them and I also hope I get the oppertunity to meet you in the future Mr. Wein.

Cheers

Kate Glover said...

Hi Mr. Wein!! I'm Kate, I'm a Transformers/X-Men fan (favourite character from X-Men is Wolverine) from Australia. How's it going? Seeing that Brian Krey already beat me to the question about Transformers.

One of my favourite Generation 1 episodes was the one you did with Diane Duane called "Webworld" I was wondering how you felt working with Ms. Duane with the episode, were you comfortable with writing out the storyline with Ms. Duane? Were you pleased with how the episode turned out?

Yeah, kinda sounds like a lame set of questions...but I really couldn't think of anything else. I hope you can answer them and I also hope I get the oppertunity to meet you in the future Mr. Wein.

Cheers

Kate Glover said...

Oh man!! Sorry about the double post!! Argh, my computer's acting up again. Uhh...well I guess you can answer my first post and ignore the second post if that's okay with you. Thanks