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December 29, 2008


CR Holiday Interview #7: Kurt Busiek

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Kurt Busiek's Marvels was the big comic at the time I went to work in comics. Launching the career of artist Alex Ross and instigating any number of still-ongoing trends, many have forgotten that Marvels came out just as Marvel Comics careened into a rough period marked by bankruptcy, overreaching business acquisitions and market setbacks. I have no idea if Marvel's current place in the entertainment firmament owes anything to the ability to look upon a Marvels as a testament to their characters' power and appeal during the tough times. I bet it didn't hurt. Kurt Busiek has since built an admirable mainstream comics-oriented writing career centered around his own creations (most memorably Astro City) and various high-profile runs
 
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