Quick Publishing News Note: JR JR At A Crossroads?
There's been a smattering of talk out there about the artist John Romita Jr. perhaps choosing something new to do after his current run of comics reaches its conclusion. This interview done on the occasion of the release of the Kick-Ass 2 movie confirms that uncertainty, or at least potential for same, from Romita's standpoint. This would be interesting in that Romita has a ton of fans, both in terms of comics readers and fellow professionals, but mostly in that he's very, very identified with Marvel so any move somewhere else for anything more than a cup of coffee would be seen as a big deal perception-wise. Romita's also a total workhorse with a publishing pedigree that affords him a significant page rate, so any move from the artist has the potential to say something about the economics of comic-book production right now.