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Fraction Still At Marvel After Departing Inhumans

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 12/18/2013 - 3:27pm, updated 12/18/2013 - 3:28pm

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Yesterday saw word surface about Matt Fraction leaving the Marvel Inhumans event with Charles Soule announced as the new writer on Inhuman when it hits in April.

Now Marvel and Fraction comment on the situation, and Fractions fans worry not as the writer is staying with Marvel.

"This is just an instance where we -- meaning Marvel and the writer, Matt Fraction -- came to the realization that we weren't on the same page, we probably never would be, and no one would benefit if we tried to force it to work," Alonso told CBR in a bonus to his weekly column. "The series that Matt wanted to write would have been good, no doubt about it, but it was not the series we need to lay the foundation for this new universe within the Marvel Universe. The reason this [creative shift] came about a bit late is because of the mutual respect we've built over ten-plus years, and, well, because we really wanted it to work out."

Fraction continues with mention he's worked on the Inhuman book for the past six months with Marvel Editorial, but they just couldn't work out their differences.

"As un-dramatic and uninteresting as it sounds, my version of 'Inhuman' wasn't what they were into and, y'know, it's their company," Fraction said. "It's a legit case of 'creative differences' in spite of everyone's best intentions. After what? Five or six months where this has been my primary focus and we're still not on the same page -- I can't say they didn't try, they can't say I didn't try, and at some point, you gotta move on. It happens. It didn't make sense to continue working together on this book. I was not fired. I am not fired. I am still employed. We are all still friends. 'Inhuman' is a really big deal for all involved. You need to be moving as one."

Previously, Fraction let it be known that the Marvel Studios Thor movie interfered with his run on Thor. There has been rumors of an Inhumans movie, but it's unknown if that plays a part with Fraction leaving this title.

Inhuman #1 has an April release with art by Joe Madureira.

 
 

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