All -- Could you do me a favor when you're posting stuff on Tom's blog? Could you include a title for each post that has something consistent in it? Like "Updates From Spider-Offices" or "X-Editor News" or whatever. The titles come through in a bold, bright blue color and that'd make it easier for me to scan through and make sure I don't miss your comments/thoughts.
Phil -- Wish I'd thought of this sooner, but I'd like you to look into seeing what we need to do get a comic adaptation of the FF movie going. Are we too late for it, can we get creators on it fast enough, what legal hurdles do we need to jump through, etc? I'd suggest intentionally using drawings that do NOT look like the actors so we can bypass getting their autorization/consent for artwork. (Don't know if you saw the (real) version that came out with the first FF movie, but they did the same thing there.) If we can get something out in time, put some reasonable, but not pricey, talent on it. (I'm seriously thinking of folks from smaller presses that not many readers have heard of and are eager for a shot at the "big time.") If you can get it done in time for the movie, just go to it -- I'll trust your judgement; no need for further approvals here.