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    Default Axel Alonso wanted Dan Slott to be the "God of X"

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    In an interview with the AIPT Comics Podcast, Slott told co-hosts David Brooke and Forrest Hollingsworth that when his lengthy Spider-Man run was nearing its end, then Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso took Slott out to lunch to pitch him what he wanted him to tackle next.

    “You can be the God of X,” Alonso told Slott. “You can guide the X-Men universe.”

    Slott’s immediate response? “Mehhh,” which surprised Alonso.

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    Thank god! Sorry FF fans lol.

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    Offering full control of franchises to people who clearly don’t care about it is why Alonso was such a disaster.

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    Bullet dodged

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestroneto View Post
    Offering full control of franchises to people who clearly don’t care about it is why Alonso was such a disaster.
    Alonso didn't knew that.

    Hickman isn't doing for me, but Slott is not the right guy for a big franchise like x-men

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    Well, apparently Iron Man was what he really wanted anyway - he ended up on that and Fantastic Four. No good having writers who aren't interested in the characters they're in charge of. If his reaction to X-Men is "meh", then it's right that they didn't end up giving him the book.
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    I'm just imagining Slott getting into it daily with x-twitter...would've been something to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Well, apparently Iron Man was what he really wanted anyway - he ended up on that and Fantastic Four. No good having writers who aren't interested in the characters they're in charge of. If his reaction to X-Men is "meh", then it's right that they didn't end up giving him the book.
    If his reaction was "meh," he obviously didn't want the X-books and had no intention of accepting that gig, if offered.

    Slott never struck me as a hardcore X-Men guy. Not surprised he wasn't interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiccan View Post
    Thank god! Sorry FF fans lol.
    I’m enjoying his FF. *shrugs*

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    I hope nothing in that interview came off as me NOT liking the X-Men side of the Marvel U.
    I religiously followed all of the Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne era all the way up through to the Chris Claremont/Jim Lee era (and I've read all of the Lee/Kirby classic era, of course).
    But after a while I dropped out of the X-Verse after Claremont left. I popped back in for whenever Alan Davis was back. And I was back for the Joss Whedon era X-books and the Grant Morrison era books.
    And I'm all-in for this new Hickman era.

    But there are too many gaps in my knowledge of X-Men lore. And X-Men continuity is important for X-fans, a think I'd be doing a disservice to the readership if I just jumped in and ran roughshod with it or worse-- faked it. And with everything else I'm doing and working on, I don't know if I'd have the proper time to really go in there and fill all the gaps of everything I hadn't read. That responsibility to the lore-- and my gut feeling that I wouldn't be able to do it justice-- is probably the biggest reason I turned down the offer to write the flagship title and steer the overall course of the X-Verse.

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    Thank you. Tone is hard to tell when something is written in an article. I’m glad you took the decision seriously and went with your gut feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Slott View Post
    I hope nothing in that interview came off as me NOT liking the X-Men side of the Marvel U.
    I religiously followed all of the Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne era all the way up through to the Chris Claremont/Jim Lee era (and I've read all of the Lee/Kirby classic era, of course).
    But after a while I dropped out of the X-Verse after Claremont left. I popped back in for whenever Alan Davis was back. And I was back for the Joss Whedon era X-books and the Grant Morrison era books.
    And I'm all-in for this new Hickman era.

    But there are too many gaps in my knowledge of X-Men lore. And X-Men continuity is important for X-fans, a think I'd be doing a disservice to the readership if I just jumped in and ran roughshod with it or worse-- faked it. And with everything else I'm doing and working on, I don't know if I'd have the proper time to really go in there and fill all the gaps of everything I hadn't read. That responsibility to the lore-- and my gut feeling that I wouldn't be able to do it justice-- is probably the biggest reason I turned down the offer to write the flagship title and steer the overall course of the X-Verse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Slott View Post
    I hope nothing in that interview came off as me NOT liking the X-Men side of the Marvel U.
    I religiously followed all of the Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne era all the way up through to the Chris Claremont/Jim Lee era (and I've read all of the Lee/Kirby classic era, of course).
    But after a while I dropped out of the X-Verse after Claremont left. I popped back in for whenever Alan Davis was back. And I was back for the Joss Whedon era X-books and the Grant Morrison era books.
    And I'm all-in for this new Hickman era.

    But there are too many gaps in my knowledge of X-Men lore. And X-Men continuity is important for X-fans, a think I'd be doing a disservice to the readership if I just jumped in and ran roughshod with it or worse-- faked it. And with everything else I'm doing and working on, I don't know if I'd have the proper time to really go in there and fill all the gaps of everything I hadn't read. That responsibility to the lore-- and my gut feeling that I wouldn't be able to do it justice-- is probably the biggest reason I turned down the offer to write the flagship title and steer the overall course of the X-Verse.
    Thank you for a true answer. Really respect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Slott View Post
    I hope nothing in that interview came off as me NOT liking the X-Men side of the Marvel U.
    I religiously followed all of the Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne era all the way up through to the Chris Claremont/Jim Lee era (and I've read all of the Lee/Kirby classic era, of course).
    But after a while I dropped out of the X-Verse after Claremont left. I popped back in for whenever Alan Davis was back. And I was back for the Joss Whedon era X-books and the Grant Morrison era books.
    And I'm all-in for this new Hickman era.

    But there are too many gaps in my knowledge of X-Men lore. And X-Men continuity is important for X-fans, a think I'd be doing a disservice to the readership if I just jumped in and ran roughshod with it or worse-- faked it. And with everything else I'm doing and working on, I don't know if I'd have the proper time to really go in there and fill all the gaps of everything I hadn't read. That responsibility to the lore-- and my gut feeling that I wouldn't be able to do it justice-- is probably the biggest reason I turned down the offer to write the flagship title and steer the overall course of the X-Verse.
    I wish more writers would be this true and honest with themselves when it comes to their craft and careers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    I’m enjoying his FF. *shrugs*
    Yeah, I'm really digging his FF.

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