As we reported on Tuesday, Matt Fraction is no longer writing Marvel’s upcoming title ‘Inhuman’, and is instead handing over the reigns to Charles Soule. When the change was announced, it was unclear as to why Fraction was off the title, but Fraction and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso have now provided a little more insight.
Alonso told website Comic Book Resources: “This is just an instance where we (Marvel and Matt Fraction) came to the realization that we weren’t on the same page, we probably never would be, and no one would benefit if we tried to force it to work. The series that Matt wanted to write would have been good, no doubt about it, but it was not the series we need to lay the foundation for this new universe within the Marvel Universe. The reason this came about a bit late is because of the mutual respect we’ve built over ten-plus years, and, well, because we really wanted it to work out.”
Matt Fraction said: “As un-dramatic and uninteresting as it sounds, my version of ‘Inhuman’ wasn’t what they were into and, y’know, it’s their company. It’s a legit case of ‘creative differences’ in spite of everyone’s best intentions. After what? Five or six months where this has been my primary focus and we’re still not on the same page — I can’t say they didn’t try, they can’t say I didn’t try, and at some point, you gotta move on. It happens. It didn’t make sense to continue working together on this book.”
“I was not fired. I am not fired. I am still employed. We are all still friends. ‘Inhuman’ is a really big deal for all involved. You need to be moving as one.”
Thankfully, it seems Marvel and Fraction are still on good terms, then. Charles Soule is now on board with both DC and Marvel, and is by all accounts doing a great job on Swamp Thing, Superman/Wonder Woman, and Red Lanterns. Another Fraction title is always welcome, but Soule taking on some classic Marvel characters could be very interesting.
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