Good News: Neil Gaiman Taking Over Guardians of the Galaxy
We know sales must be suffering on Guardians of the Galaxy, similar to Nova, as Steve McNiven seems to have already left the book after three issues and Marvel is bringing on heavy-weight writer Neil Gaiman as of issue #5.
Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness were announced to have left Nova after only the second issue was published, with it revealed it sold the same as Abnett and Lanning's run.
Now the latest details about Gaiman's involvement in Guardians of the Galaxy state that he will be on the title for more than one issue, and actually as long as he likes.
Bendis, who brags about his Guardians selling more than the previous version (DnA's), offers the update.
Bendis says (via Newsarama) he will be deferring to Neil Gaiman as often as possible.
Neil, let's make that as much as possible.
Here's what Bendis said:
No, it's a few. People couldn't believe it on the first one, so they just assumed it was just the one, but it's starting with #5. And how many is he doing? As many as he wants.
We came up with a good scenario that he was comfortable with, and I'll obviously be leading the storytelling and giving him ample room to just do his thing. And deferring as often as possible to whatever it is that he's looking to do, because I am more interested in looking at what he's looking to do. I have the same situation with working with the legends we are working with on Daredevil: End of Days, or when I'm working with Walt Simonson. When one of them says: "Hey, what about this idea?" And of course I say, "Uh, yes, these are all things I stole from you to begin with. Whichever one you want to do is fine, because they're all your moves."
And we're more interested, too.