Writer J. Michael Straczynski confirmed and explained his exit from Marvel's Thor to Jeffrey Renaud at Comic Book Resources.
Here’s the Top 5 things Straczynski explicitly does not say in the interview:
- He’s working on a Superman project for DC Comics.
- Neither Straczynski himself nor anyone else on the creative team is responsible for the delay between Thor issues. (This contradicts a recent comment made by Marvel editor Tom Brevoort.)
- He’s out of the loop at Marvel, even as far as the ending of his own run is concerned.
- Someone at Marvel said Boo on his writing on the long-delayed maxi-series The Twelve.
- The words “Joe Quesada.”
On a broader scale, Straczynski’s comments confirm that Marvel are now firmly back in a place where the necessity to have all-inclusive crossover “event” stories overrides the value of any individual creator’s voice or plans for a character or series—even in the case of a commercial heavyweight like Straczynski’s Thor.