December 20, 2011

Dumbest thing I think I've ever heard from a comic creator

Marvel bigwig Tom Brevoort on the "average joe" in the Marvel Universe:

QUESTION: Exactly how much interacting do people have with aliens on earth in marvel U and can we as humans use alien tech? X-men use it all the time, yet Iron Man is told he is not allowed to use it. can people set up contact with aliens if they want?

BREVOORT: Most folks within the Marvel Universe tend to think of any of the alien stuff thatís gone on as a hoax, or as just superhumans gone wild. There isnít a widespread belief in the existence of aliens, no more so than in our world.

Got that? The general public in the Marvel Universe doesn't believe in aliens anymore than you or I in the real world. Even though there have been virtually uncountable alien attacks and invasions in the last 50 [Marvel] years, not to mention mere visits. Remember Galactus? How many times has he attempted to scarf down 'ol ma Earth? The Skrulls? The Kree?

Thanks for the laugh there, Tom.

Posted by Hube at December 20, 2011 06:13 PM | TrackBack

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Actually, the great Phil Foglio addressed this question for the DCU in his mini-series "Stanley and the Monster." Basically the inhabitants of the DCU suffer from massive periodic amnesia as a coping mechanism. That's the only way to explain their placid ignorance of the multiple earthquakes, alien invasions, and timestorms that occur EVERY FRICKIN' YEAR.

Posted by: art.the.nerd at December 21, 2011 11:37 AM