Okay. I can't sleep. I guess I'm getting used to staying up the whole night because of the different time zone. However, here are two ideas I had.
Philip: How about calling the event "Ultimate Alliance"? First of all, thanks to the videogame, that name is already familiar to Marvel fans. And if Rich Johnston or Steven Saunders get wind of the name, rumors about a Marvel Universe/Ultimate Universe crossover will come up. Fans don't like the idea of such a crossover (this isn't DC after all), so if we reveal that the Alliance consists of Namor, Victor von Doom, Black Panther, Magneto and whoever I have forgotten, it will come as a positive surprise.
Sean: About the whole "Big Money Comics" situation... We could use this to our advantage. Their company is new. Steve Wacker is a great editor, so he knows his stuff. "Big Money" reeks of a huge budget, reminescent of the early Crossgen.
Let's face it, their comics will probably be successful. But nobody knows that yet for sure.
So how about a crossover between Marvel characters and Big Money characters? That way, if Big Money really is as successful as I predict (because let's face it: Why else would Tom include them in this simulation?), we can use their market power to spotlight our characters. If they tank, we can say that we at least tried to help them off the ground.
If you don't mind, I would like to contact Steve Wacker for a X-Men/Big Money League crossover that would run in its own book, separate from the characters' ongoings. Does he have interest at all? Which Big Money characters would be suited best for this project?