HUGE COMICS NEWS
After DC Comics announced at the Bristol Con this weekend that Dave Gibbons had just signed an exclusive agreement with the company set to last two years, DC and Marvel made a stunning joint announcement: that would be the last exclusive agreement either company would offer a creator.
Paul Levitz explained, "We've take a long look at the concept of exclusivity and realized that no one really cares. For years, DC and Marvel have battled one another for the exclusive rights to the work of a creator, constantly seeking any and all PR advantages we can find in the marketplace. However, market research shows that only the lowest common denominator of fan truly cares which companies have exclusives with whom."
"Throw in the fact," Marvel EIC Joe Quesada added, "that thanks to scheduling and loopholes for small company work, no one but Brian Bendis is actually exclusive to anyone, and the idea just became pointless."
Fans and press were a-twitter at the end of one of the all-time stupid ideas, wondering where DC and Marvel would battle next. Persistent reports that Quesada was proposing a dick measuring contest between each company's staff were running rampant, bit no confirmation of "DC/MARVEL: THE RULES OF MEASUREMENT" was forthcoming.
Further details as the Waiting Room staff gathers them.