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mygif

I’ve really enjoyed this and I’d love to see where it’s going.

Also: Would those three words happen to be along the lines of “______ is dead” or “______ is back?”

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Why you’re not professionally writing something will forever be a mystery to me. You bring the mad, beautiful ideas and you put a month’s work of effort and imagination into each day of months like this.

I don’t know what it’ll take to actually get you your own work, but let us know if there’s anything we can do to expedite the process. Because it’s long past due.

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God damn you, MGK!

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Bassetking said on April 30th, 2009 at 9:36 am

Eli’s Coming. Hide your heart, girl.

LOVE the Sports Night reference, MGK.

Loving the “What if I wrote…” even more. Any more of these you choose to do will be awesome.

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Craig Oxbrow said on April 30th, 2009 at 9:56 am

Aw, poor wee Jennifer Kale.

(When I did this, I made her a star…)

And yes, that all fits. Nicely done.

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At last we get an actual scene, an actual honest-to-god, not screwing around with others, “Snikt-snikt, bub, snikt” scene.

Good stuff.

Who here has Marvel connections??

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You need to do this, and get paid for it.

Brilliant.

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FifthSurprise said on April 30th, 2009 at 10:27 am

I keep on trying to think of what would be an effective campaign to get MGK into the writing world at Marvel.

Perhaps… buying an extra issue of X and then mailing it to Marvel with a note saying: “I’d like to dedicate the purchase of this issue towards getting MGK a writing gig”

Or maybe just keep on sending them letters I guess… S’cheaper.

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Heh, simple and elegant.

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I like FifthSuprise’s idea, though I think it can work with any Marvel issue. CAMPAIGN GO

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Lister Sage said on April 30th, 2009 at 10:46 am

I’m very sad to see this go. Your Legion series was really interesting even though I’d barely heard of the Legion before I read your posts. Then you did Strange, which was even better because I’d heard of Strange and liked the character, though I haven’t read all that many of the books. Even Bendis’ butching of the character did little (some, but little) to make me dislike the character. Then your posts revitilaized what I liked so much about the character, exploring the mystical elements of the MU, strange creatures, exotic locations, a man who uses knowledge instead of just a fist. In fact these posts propted me to buy one of the Doctor Strange Masterworks (well you and the fact it was half off). So, I’m hoping, like with the Legion, that this won’t be the very last of the “I Should Write Doctor Strange” posts. You made it to 50 with Legion, lets see you hit 60 with Strange.

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malakim2099 said on April 30th, 2009 at 10:51 am

Brilliant!

But, question, is the actual conversation (aside from the Purple MGK-Strange bubbles) legit? I stopped following New Avengers because I didn’t like continually being hit with a metaphorical bat of frozen stupid.

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I really enjoyed the entire ‘run’. It’s a shame to see such a lack of consideration on the real writer’s parts for these characters when that passion is obviously present.

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Nice work, MGK. Very nice work.

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If you got your run, I would purchase every last issue and the trades besides. I say this having only ever bought one trade for myself and one for a friend. This is exactly the kind of storytelling I’ve been looking for.

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Also: Would those three words happen to be along the lines of “______ is dead” or “______ is back?”

Not really.

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NCallahan said on April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Wait… Eli? As in, short for Elijah? As in, the Isrealite prophet whose horn signals the Apocalypse?

You, sir, should write Doctor Strange.

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Rex 12 parter. Say it with me.

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HitTheTargets said on April 30th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

(Additionally: I can sum up the reason for said bad shit coming down the pike in exactly three words.)

Stuff’s gonna ‘splode.

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Ha! In your face, continuity!

Hmm. If it’s not “______ is dead” or “______ is back”, how about “______ goes ape-shit”?

Or maybe “No more nachos.”

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“Brilliant!

But, question, is the actual conversation (aside from the Purple MGK-Strange bubbles) legit? I stopped following New Avengers because I didn’t like continually being hit with a metaphorical bat of frozen stupid.”

Yeah, it’s real. New Avengers #51. And I like New Avengers!

P.S. MGK, have you seen Thor #601? Now THAT is some bad Doom dialogue worthy of photoshopping!

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Damnation, I want to see more elaboration on the worlds of potential contained within “It’ll probably be Jericho Drumm.”

Because hells to the yes, that’s why.

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Lister Sage said on April 30th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

BringTheNoise: Personally I didn’t feel it was that bad. Though the line about Doom looking up some kind of food on Wikipeida was beyond retared. Doom has cooks and books, shit, I would have been happier if he said he checked Google, but fucking Wikipedia?

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Sweet zombie Christ, I’d read just about any comic you would write.

Seriously, is anyone from Marvel hanging around here? Could you make that happen? ‘k thnx bai.

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Tom Galloway said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Eagerly awaiting the “Why I Should Write Rex The Wonder Dog” series.

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DistantFred said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

The fact that Doom has the majority of Atlantis AND the majority of Asgard living in his country now is beyond stupid.

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malakim2099 said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

It’s part of his secret plan to get the ultra-rare chase Asgardian and Atlantean Ponies.

Though I dig on Doom liking Wikipedia, actually. Anything where he can go in and change reality to fit his whims suits Doom, I think. :)

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Bumbershoot said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Eagerly awaiting more Prince of Frankensteins.

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I Should Write Dr. Strange > I Should Write The Legion

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Lister Sage said on April 30th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

DistantFred: I remember hearing months ago that the next major Marvel event involved Doom. So, I’m assuming that this is all some build up to that. Read the The Cabal one shot that came out yestersday for a teaser. I thought it was quite good.

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Next up: A 30-part series entitled “Why I should write NFL Superpro”.

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Lister Sage said on April 30th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

supergp: If I ever wrote for Deadpool, one of my planned ideas was to bring back NFL Superpro.

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Cookie McCool said on April 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Bad shit: giant aquatic mystical ravenous glitter-kittens who devour cuteness in order to power their vast rainbow unicorn-squeezing faactories. Watch out, Madagascar, your lemurs are toast!

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If I ever wrote for Deadpool, one of my planned ideas was to bring back NFL Superpro.

That was like the XFL of comic books, right?

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Hmm, I’d love it if those words were “Delicious, delicious sandwiches” or “Howard the Duck”…
“Shuma Gorath pregnant?”
“Tribunal’s face uncovered?”
“Hitler: Sorcerer Supreme”?
“Inverted kick flip”?
“Galactus ate magic”?
“Magic-Technological singularity”?
“Deadpool: Sorcerer Supreme”?

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Brand New Day

Though, I’m feeling Sorcerer Deadpool.

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MarvinAndroid said on April 30th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I can only assume those there words are…

“My Little Ponies.”

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Metaphysician said on April 30th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

MGK, I think you missed the much more relevant rebuttal to the “It contradicts canon!” complaint:

“Current Marvel canon re: Dr Strange is a sack of burning crap.”

Which is to say, I doubt many fans would object to the last couple years of Strange appearances getting whammed with the retcon hammer. 😉

( also, sadly, I would not call Johns a continuity fan, not anymore. Busiek, yes. But Johns? Only cares about continuity, when he cares about it. The rest of the time, he is willing to rewrite the appearance, personality, backstory, and genetic material. . . )

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“Personally I didn’t feel it was that bad. Though the line about Doom looking up some kind of food on Wikipeida was beyond retared. Doom has cooks and books, shit, I would have been happier if he said he checked Google, but fucking Wikipedia?”

Well, that was the line that pissed me off. Winkles aren’t fucking rare. He lives in Europe, FFS! Does Latveria have a coast? He can probably get some local ones! AND DOOM ONLY CONSULTS PONEYPEDIA!

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An impressive series with a lot of great ideas on the ball. I’d buy it religiously and preach to the faithful. You did leave out Rintrah though, which is a shame. The big green minotaur was my favorite Strange sidekick after Wong, back in the days when the good Doctor shared a book with Cloak & Dagger.

Oh, and could you find some way to slip your writing into the pages of any Bendis-produced swill that’s currently out there that’d be awesome. Those pages were like a breath of cool, crisp spring air after being lead through a slaughterhouse.

Stac

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Oh, and -if you- could you find. . .

Grammar kids. It’s not a privilige, it’s a right.

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Bryce (Mouser) said on April 30th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Next up:

Why MGK should write “Rex the Wonder Dog”

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Cookie McCool said on April 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Grammar Kids, now coming to the WB, or whatever the fuck our network is called now! Watch sexy teenagers practice safe sexting by spelling out all the dirty words!

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falsechaos said on April 30th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

…..

Okay, that’s it, last freaking straw man. Been reading this all stinking month and each idea is more awesome than the one that came before it. An entire month of plot-tease, each of which is solid and readible and utterly frustrating for *not existing.*

Show of hands here, people! Who here is an artist and who here would illustrate this man’s stories? Anything! A little 15-20 page self-contained webcomic? It’s a start! It would be something to show prospective employers at Marvel or DC or whatever! Something for MGK to plop on their desk and go, “See this? I wrote this? See these people going crazy excited over it? I can do this for your comics.”

Because. Dude. Just… gah. Plot-tease!

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Christian said on April 30th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I don’t follow current comics… i just want Dr Strange back

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Hey MGK, I’m an artist. If you ever want to do something like Falsechaos is suggesting, seriously. Email me.

Someone must know about your genius.

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RandomChance said on April 30th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Holy poop on a stick, I’ve seen more good ideas here in the last thirty days than I’ve seen at Marvel proper in the last three years. I’d almost be tempted to say you’d be wasted on Marvel/DC… I’m not sure if they deserve you.

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I really enjoyed this.

To bad it’s over because there was one thing I wondered about.

Over in the Limbo dimension who got this guy Belasco trying to bring back these horrific creatures that are his masters. Why is it stopping this particular magic user falls to the X-men and not the Sorcerer Supreme.

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That was because of Magik and her relationship to the X-men. She was one of Belasco’s enemies, and most likely Strange had bigger matters to attend too. Like some tacos.

Anyways, some good ideas here, with the aforementioned Taco Stand, the Path of Winter, and D showing some balls. I enjoyed reading what you would do with magic in the Marvel universe if you got the chance.

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well done MGK!

what a great series

wish it could keep going

now, how about a “I Should Write Spider-Man” 😉

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“I should write Spider-Ham!”

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“I should write Cable!”

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EndOfTheWorld said on May 1st, 2009 at 7:38 am

Honestly, Wiccan*’s kinda freakin’ me out with his death stare over here. Just totally looking at me right off the page.

*Maybe Dr. Strange can magic Wiccan up a superhero name that isn’t total shit? That would be nice.

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That was honestly good sh-t.

Think we can hire Deadpool to take out the current Marvel editor board?

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Tornado Ninja Fan said on May 1st, 2009 at 7:41 am

Three words:
“Shit hits fan”

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Lister Sage said on May 1st, 2009 at 8:29 am

Zifnab: “That was like the XFL of comic books, right?”

That’s what I’ve been told, but I have yet to read an issue of it. I do own a copy of NFL Superpro #1, but I’m reading my back stock of comics alphabetically and I just bought an Avengers trade so…

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dirge93 said on May 1st, 2009 at 9:51 am

Never read Doctor Strange, but I love how these articles have made the character and potential storylines easy to follow. That should be a strong consideration for Marvel hiring MGK right there: stories that are interesting and engaging to new readers.

But what is up with that kid? Is he sucking on a sour candy or something? Or does he just hate the way Strange smells?

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Zenrage said on May 1st, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I should write Fantastic Four. No, really I should.

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Lister Sage said on May 1st, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Zenrage: Nothing against you, but nothing has ever made me care about the FF. As far as I’m concerned Doom would make for a better Avengers villian then he does the Four. And it’s not like you could do any worse after Millar. In fact I’d love for anyone to get me excited about them.

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Mightymax38 said on May 1st, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Listen to falsechaos and geckoj. maaaake something out of all this, and then show it to marvel. it’s reaaly really awesome.

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Lister, I don’t think I’m going too far here to call early FF the best of Silver Age Marvel. Admittedly, the Ditkoverses in Doctor Strange were pretty awesome. I also think the Waid/Weiringo run was better than any recent Morrison ongoing (A-SS was a maxi-series, Seven Soldiers is hard to classify, etc.). Full disclosure: the Fantastic Four are probably my favorite super-team, both for the relation to the alchemical elements and because super-battle is not their primary motivation.

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And the three words are: Cthulhu Sings Karaoke!

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Snap Wilson said on May 2nd, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Judging from the picture, if whatever’s coming involves Clea and what look like Scarlet Witch’s breasts, it can’t be all bad.

Realizing you’re working within the confines of an already-drawn panel, your Doc dialogue doesn’t quite sound right to my ear. The tone is almost too casual, too jovial. Just my opinion.

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Because I can’t read *your* Doctor Strange run, I just bought the Essential vol. 1 instead.

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I go to sleep at night (sometimes) dreaming about how I would write a Dr strange comic. I have a few nifty ideas, but your’s rock!!!

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dancharvey said on June 23rd, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Any chance we could get you to toss a few extra ideas in the hopper (a la the follow up you did to the LoSH)? I’m dying to see what your take on the six-fingered hand would be like….

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How is it that just anybody can create a blog and get as popular as this? Its not like youve said anything extremely impressive –more like youve painted a fairly picture above an issue that you know nothing about! I dont want to sound mean, right here. But do you actually think that you can get away with adding some pretty pictures and not actually say something?

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They do it by writing things as good as what MGK has written, dude.

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It’s spam, Prodigal.

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Craig Oxbrow said on January 21st, 2011 at 8:15 pm

The last bit of spam being rude is rather odd. All the other spam was so nice…

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Dude unlike johns you dont revel on slaughtering 90’s characters just because you dont fucking assed to read about how to write them. still you’re right when the mainstream
sucks make your own cannon (for example :morrison ‘s x-men run never happened except for the population boom ,legalization of xavier’s school,mutant culture & mutant town,u know because i admit the concepts were great but if the execution fails it goes down the toilet)
would you still use DR voodoo in your stories i still think he would be a cool partner for strange

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[…] Where MGK really excels in his knowledge of the lore behind it all. Whereas Diaz took and remade characters, creating an entirely new universe for them, MGK makes his narratives fit in Marvel continuity and acknowledges the world he’s writing in even though he has no obligation to do so. When he writes about Dracula he mentions Blade, and when writing about the death of Cytorrak [picture shown above] he makes sure to hint that there’s a chance not all is well with the Juggernaut. He even justifies his entire act of writing these reasons by explaining how it all continues to work even when Doctor Strange was no longer Sorcerer Supreme. […]

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Speechless. Like most people here I hate the way Doc has been treated lately by Marvel (the worst scene: not being able to stop the plane crash). But this theory of yours, these bubbles added to the comic… Wow. Just wow. It changes the story completely -for good. The dialogue between Strange and Wiccan -which was not bad at all, for starters- now it’s much richer, a whole subplot mending the holes on so many comics… Bravo for you, sir!

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