Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spectacular Spider-Man solicit (feedback wanted)

Fall of the Bugle
A story in 6 parts

Written by David Michelinie
Pencils by John Byrne

Two of fandom’s favorite Spider-creators mark their triumphant return to the webslinger with a Brockbuster! The Daily Bugle, one of New York City’s longest running and most successful newspapers has fallen on hard times! Publisher J. Jonah Jameson has been humiliated by the revelation that one of his own photographers was under the mask of the webspinner that Jameson spewed Venom over for years in the editorials of his newspaper. In the wake of the devastating super-hero war, ace reporter Ben Urich has moved on. Now, the Bugle Ed faces the Ultimate deadline: boost his paper’s sales or his board of directors is ready to stop the presses – forever. Oh yeah, and one of the Bugle’s most infamous competitors is watching the dreaded deadline doom from the sidelines with delight. Who, you ask? You really think we’d reveal something that important in an advance solicit?
32 PGS/Rated A……$2.99


Sean Kleefeld said...

Catchy, clever. Couple detail notes on the wordsmithing though...

"Bugle Ed"? You mean Editor? That's Robbie Robertson -- the way you wrote it implies that it's JJJ.

Also, I think JJJ owns the Bugle outright, doesn't he? I don't think there's a board of directors, is there?

I just want to get our facts straight or the fanboys will murderize us! :)

Josh said...

I'd suggest cutting the wordcount down. That seems like way too much text for the solicit.

Patrick Cook said...

Josh, agreeance on cutting down the words.

Sean, you've got me on JJJ's current ownership status. Anyone???

If I can't get this language resolved ASAP, I've got another way to approach it.