I'm beginning to fear that I may not have enough moves to implement the necessary set-up for the Defenders.
I'm considering scrapping the four part crossover between FF and She-Hulk plan I'd outlined and replacing it with a four part Road to the Defenders Arc, same books.
This may be a bad plan because it basically requires people to pick up a couple of issues of She-Hulk in order to follow what's arguably the most globally important story going on.
The She-Hulk/California book sequence doesn't matter that much in the scheme of the Defenders so once she's in her own mini I'm not worried about keeping her int he loop, and it might be better character motivation if crossover with the FF shows her that she really wants to be part of the FF again, but not a part of it here in gritty New York.
So maybe Sean we could use second 500 word turns today outlining the crossover. We're currently (between what I do in FF and what Mike may do in his 4 and 5 Uncanny) basically 5 issues away from being able to start the Defenders/Disaster miniseries. I'm worried about waiting too long to get the wheels in motion as well as waiting too many issues to start it up, for fear that we won't reap any sales benefits from the actual event.
Also, Mike made an interesting point on Tom's blog; you may want to take actions to sign several people as exclusives, so we don't have to fight with Bigmoney.