Who Really Writes These Comics?
These words spoken by Mark Waid in this "Wizard" interview caught my attention:
"The other thing is that when the pitch was first made to me by DiDio..."
This is in reference to the new "Flash" series, by the way...
Anyway, let me get this straight.
The editor (or editor-in-chief, or some other such entity) pitches the story to the writer.
The writer doesn't pitch the story to the editor.
The editor pitches the story to the writer.
I suppose this shouldn't surprise me. I guess this is the way things are done.
"Editorially driven" comics.
How much of the mainstream comics we read are the product of the writer, and how much of the editorial team?
On the other end of the spectrum we have writers like Frank Miller who do whatever they want with little or no editorial interference. They have "earned" this privilege by virtue of the $$$$ they have earned the company.
I dunno. Was "World War Hulk" editorially driven? I'm enjoying that event.
I guess it depends on who on the publisher's side is doing the pitching.