THE UNTOLD STORY

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    According to Doug Moench, Marvel’s Big Bang would go down this way: “Donald Blake would be killed, but someone else would find the walking stick and become the new Thor. So instead of Thor being a doctor, now Thor would be a plumber or whatever. Steve Rogers would die, but an investment banker would become the new Captain America. I said, ‘This is crazy! We can’t do this!’ And Shooter insisted that it was going to be done. Peter Parker would be killed, and someone else would get bitten by another spider, and so on. I kept ignoring it; Shooter kept pushing it. It got to the point where the editors were calling me, assistant editors, including Ralph Macchio and Mark Gruenwald. But all of them were afraid of Shooter. They’d seen me in the Marvel offices having epic battles, in which I would just bellow at the guy. I was, I guess, the only one who fought back against him. Everybody else felt cowed and didn’t want to risk getting fired or whatever. I just didn’t give a shit and I hated the guy so much.” 
Photograph of Doug Moench by Eliot R. BrownText from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    According to Doug Moench, Marvel’s Big Bang would go down this way: “Donald Blake would be killed, but someone else would find the walking stick and become the new Thor. So instead of Thor being a doctor, now Thor would be a plumber or whatever. Steve Rogers would die, but an investment banker would become the new Captain America. I said, ‘This is crazy! We can’t do this!’ And Shooter insisted that it was going to be done. Peter Parker would be killed, and someone else would get bitten by another spider, and so on. I kept ignoring it; Shooter kept pushing it. It got to the point where the editors were calling me, assistant editors, including Ralph Macchio and Mark Gruenwald. But all of them were afraid of Shooter. They’d seen me in the Marvel offices having epic battles, in which I would just bellow at the guy. I was, I guess, the only one who fought back against him. Everybody else felt cowed and didn’t want to risk getting fired or whatever. I just didn’t give a shit and I hated the guy so much.”

    Photograph of Doug Moench by Eliot R. Brown
    Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

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