Dear Mr. Bendis, I have an English teacher that has criticized genre fiction feeling it's something geared for younger audience and because of that in class we all read dramatic and personal literature. She's criticized contemporary prose, feeling that readers now don't want to do the work and because of that books are becoming dumber and lazier. You're also an English teacher, do you share the same beliefs?
Obviously I do not share the same beliefs. that sounds ridiculous.
but forget the mountains of evidence that does not support this claim, when I was a student and as a teacher it frustrates me when teachers use their pulpit to try to limit their students desires and imaginations.
when somebody stands in front of a room and criticizes something like contemporary prose all I think is: so they rejected your manuscript
it doesn’t matter what I as a teacher like or don’t like, it’s what inspires my students. it is my job to use their passions to make them better at whatever I’m teaching.
for example, almost every semester I have taught has included students who have a deep love for deep down hard-core manga that I have just not experienced yet. titles I’ve never even heard of and I know some stuff. titles at 1st glance seem like pixies and fairy dust stuff which doesn’t at face value really appeal to me… I would never stand in their way of applying this passion towards their own work. in fact, opposite.
Hi Brian - I've read Grant Morrison was one of the writers that worked with you to help come up with the Ultimate universe - did much (or any) of his contributions make it into the published comics? Did you draw on any of his stuff for your & Mark's Ultimate FF? Thanks!
The only people who created the ultimate universe was the person who came up with the idea, then Marvel publisher, bill jemas… who then invited myself, joe q, and mark millar to help put it together. i have never met grant other than briefly in a hotel lobby.
I know he has said that he helped Mark with script work when Mark was very ill but I was not aware of it at the time nor do I know the extent of that work.
but the ideas and premise of the entire ultimate universe came out of a very long day in Joe’s office. there were only 4 people in the room