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Joss Whedon, Bryan Singer To Write Comic Books, Make Fans Explode
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© Joe Crowe
February 28, 2004

Joss Whedon gets a job!

(Bryan Singer too, but he had one already).

Joss Whedon, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" creator and big shot -- at least, until the end of this season when it gets cancelled -- and Bryan Singer, "X-Men" and "X2" director and big shot, will both be writing X-Men comics, reported the Hollywood Reporter.

Wow! The X-Men have a comic book?

Quick background: Comics writer Grant Morrison (His "JLA" rules!) had a big, good run on Marvel's "X-Men" comic. When he was set to leave, his replacement became a hot topic.

Joss' run begins with May 2004's "Astonishing X-Men" number 1. Whedon told the Hollywood Reporter that part of the reason he accepted the gig was to write Kitty Pryde, who he says was "no small influence" on "Buffy."

Bryan Singer and "X2" co-writers Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris will co-write a story arc on "Ultimate X-Men," Marvel's separate continuity that should've been the movie continuity. The report says Singer will actually oversee the writing, and Dougherty and Harris will do all the work.

Whedon has written several "Buffy" comic stories for Dark Horse, and the miniseries "Fray."

Singer, I think, has read a comic book. Unless he told Dougherty and Harris to do it.

"X-Men" is consistently a best-selling comic for Marvel. Which means there's a slightly smaller chance of it being cancelled suddenly out from under poor Whedon.

Colossus was no small influence on RevolutionSF news editor Joe Crowe. Big? Russian? Can turn to steel? Joe can relate.

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