An excerpt for those who don't like to click on the links....
You were working until now Iron Man 2.0, which was cancelled and a lot of readers didn’t expect to be ended…
Luckily it finished.
Don’t you like the story?
The scripts were awful at the end, at first it worked well with the other story that Marvel was publishing
Yeah, that story. But later it went to hell. Then invented an archivillian that made no sense. The scripts were backwards, the writer married in the middle, leaving everybody stuck, they put an replacement writer who was worse. The editor kicked the replacement writer off and he wrote the scripts. A disaster that thankfully ended.
In the penultimate issue I could draw ten pages and nothing more, because the script never came. So I had a week to deliver the rest and the script was not finished yet. And in the final issue I draw five pages nothing more. I got the script and they said, “How many pages you can do for next Friday?”. And we had five days, five pages. Because I color directly, How would you do it? It’s impossible. So they called in other guys and you will see for yourself. The last issues of Iron Man 2.0 are a disaster. There is one woman who is blonde, then in the other frame is a brunette. It is impossible that in a week all the artists could agree and say “Man, the blouse you have to draw is red, and the girl who was drinking tea, I did drinking beer. ”
How strange to hear this from a publisher as big as Marvel and old …
McDonalds is also great and the burgers are disgusting. At one time Marvel worked like a little clock, but it melted down 2 or 3 years ago and in the middle of this (Iron Man) they fired about 15 staff. So it was a mess.
And this series is not the only one that closed.
No, they cancelled a number.
For 2012 What are your plans?
To be honest, I have nothing. I have an exclusive contract for 2 more years at Marvel and the last number I finished Iron Man 2.0 two weeks ago and I am not insisting much but they didn’t give me more work either. So, within two weeks, if they not give me work I will exercise my right to contract and tell them “I need money, and you have to pay me even if I don’t work” So I do not know, they do not know yet, they’re looking for work for me but they don’t know what to give me.
It's like I said, Rhodey needs a writer that cares about the history of Iron Man, knows Rhodey's history & his connection to heroism through his having been Iron Man in the red & golds. What had originally made Rhodey a good War Machine, was that he was a good Iron Man before that. HE's no Tony, but he was never meant to be. If I knew anything about good creative writing , I'd submit a script to marvel myself. I hang my head in respect for Rhodey. Heck that guy in Fear: Battle Scars has a better writer than IM 2.0 did . . .