I'd love to do something else for Avatar after this.
However, if I can expand this to Top Cow or Avatar I'm helping the sales, however small, on my Marvel books because I'm almost certain to pick up some new readers.
I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue.
Their argument, and I think it's a correct one, is that they'll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher for each of the projects I'd devised.
Being the first to do something like this also registers a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten if all four books had just appeared from one company.
At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment, but the books will only ever appear in bursts like this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.
The animated books pay the lowest rates at the Big Two and you can forget about royalties.
I'm honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted.
I didn't want the headache of having a publisher reviewing everything I wrote in advance.