Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
- Feb 23, 2005
From Newsarama's Cup 'o Joe live blog:
Quesada said it's something he kind of gets "shaken" by.
"Marvelman belongs to Marvel."
"Marvel has purchased the rights to Marvelman," Quesada said. "It is arguably the J.D. Salinger of comic book characters. Arguably one of the most important comic book characters in decaades."
Buckley is saying a lot of people in the room probably don't know the history of the character, and that he won't spend a lot of time talking about it, but to check on the Internet about it. They first started to talking about purchasing it in late 2007, devloping from their relationship with Neil Gaiman.
Buckley: "We are talking to all the people involved in the '80s/'90s material. Alan (Moore), Neil (Gaiman), Mark Buckingham." Buckingham then joined the panel.
Buckley equated the impact of Marvelman to Watchmen.
The first 15 people that become a subscriber to Marvel Digital at their booth today get a Marvelman t-shirt.
Quesada said he's excited to see the "continuing adventures" of Marvelman.
No specific plans were mentioned, though, but it's clear that things are in the works.
Everyone on the panel is now wearing Marvelman shirts.