Okay. I already posted a huge pitch for Uncanny X-Men. That of course would have to be coordinated with the editors for Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, Cable/Deadpool and the other books. Are they around in the world of our simulation? Sean, what do you think of the pitch?
If this gets greenlighted, I'd need to contact Robert Weinberg and Chris Batista. I'm thinking of using Marko Djurdjevic as a cover artist, so I need to check his schedule as well.
If that pitch doesn't pass your desk, Sean, I'll have to think of an alternative.
As for Wolverine...
When I think of Wolverine, I think of Madripoor, which in turn makes me think of a Noir setting (ironically not necessarily Madripoor, New York would work just as well as long as he doesn't wear s costume too much, there's Uncanny for that). With Ed Brubaker off Uncanny X-Men, this might be up his alley, with Scene of a Crime, Sleeper and Criminal under his belt. So he's my top choice for Wolverine. If it doesn't work out with Ed, I'm thinking of Rian Johnson, writer/director of Brick. Is he interested in comics at all? Would he work for the money we pay him? He's not a great name in Hollywood (yet), so he shouldn't demand as much as, say, the Coen Brothers would. And then there's the possibility of David Lapham.
Several artists float to the top of my head. Doug Mahnke (Lobo/Mask and Lobo/Hitman featured a tough fighter (rhymes with Bobo) that doesn't pull his punches, isn't afraid to get dirty etc) is one, but I'm not sure if he can do Noir.
Leinil Yu went in the direction I want during his Wolverine stint, especially Not Dead Yet. But he's been on the book before, and nostalgia is death. Besides, I'm not sure if he would leave New Avengers, so I'll move him way down the list.
I think I'll ask Tom if I can get Mike Perkins away from Captain America. I think he'd work well with Brubaker. ;)
Is Tony Harris available for cover art?