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    Geoff Johns is now head of DC and he loves MOTU--so what the hell are we waiting for?

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    DCCollector - Now that Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer, does he get to approve sculpts and kind of give direction for the license or is that done by someone else?

    Mattel - Geoff is a huge fan of Mattel product (he and Toy Guru are actually good friends and they will often chat at conventions on all things DC and toy related!). In his new role at DC, he can have the final say in approvals, but Geoff does not handle day-to-day approvals. We have had him over to Mattel a few times and he has had some fantastic input to share. He is a great guy to work with and very creative. (He also really loves MOTU!)
    Geoff Johns loves Mattel product and MOTU. And he's good friends with Toyguru! Seems like this is the perfect opportunity to get a new MOTU book on the stands!

    Or at least some mini-comics with the figures!

    Now keep in mind DC's contract with Mattel expires in 2012 (as stated in the link above. It's one of the questions!), so Mattel could be waiting to re-negotiate their deal with DC Comics. Comics could be part of that new deal, if nothing can be done right now.
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    I'd rather Geoff Johns stay as far from the MOTU property as possible. Otherwise we'll get people punching eachother's guts out in full detail, murder, rape and drugs. I know some people love this stuff, but I don't feel it belongs in the MOTU setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    I'd rather Geoff Johns stay as far from the MOTU property as possible. Otherwise we'll get people punching eachother's guts out in full detail, murder, rape and drugs. I know some people love this stuff, but I don't feel it belongs in the MOTU setting.
    Just because it happens in DC, doesn't mean Mattel would ever let it happen in MOTUC. I can't see more than a few stabs or cuts and bruises in MOTU-Related comics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulkhide View Post
    Just because it happens in DC, doesn't mean Mattel would ever let it happen in MOTUC. I can't see more than a few stabs or cuts and bruises in MOTU-Related comics.
    I'm just fearing the dreaded "new vision" approach to make something "More adult".

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    I brought this up on another thread somewhere, when Geoff mentioned in an interview he would love to write a MOTU series. I have to agree I can't understand for the life of me why Mattel isn't moving on this. Geoff is one of the hottest writers in comics right now, as well as writing episodes for shows like Smallville. Even a mini series written by him would be huge in terms of exposure.

    I didn't know about Geoff's friendship with Scott, though. It's a really good idea to strike while the iron is hot in my opinion. If they truly want to grow the brand more, I think this is one of their the best opportunities.

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    If nothing is being planned now it's because both Scott and Geoff are busy with bigger projects.

    Neither of them, especially Geoff for obvious reasons, has MOTU as a priority. Yes, Mattycollector is TG's baby, but the Green Lantern movie products are the biggest potential money-makers TG is working on, and I would think that that is going to be the focus of their working relationship (along with DCUC, Imaginext (if TG is even involved with that line), DCIH, JLU, and Retro-Action).

    I hope we get a huge surprise at SDCC with the announcement of comics (I say comicS because there is no reason they couldn't do a She-Ra series separately.. it would sell as well).
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    It's gotten to the point where I've simply told my comic book guy to put in my box anything Johns writes. I haven't done that with anyone since 7th grade with Ron Lim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Yuck View Post
    I have to agree I can't understand for the life of me why Mattel isn't moving on this.
    I would imagine they are. Just because we haven't heard about it doesn't mean it's not happening. However it is true that Geoff's DC duties and ToyGuru's GL movie and general DC duties are understandably their top priorities, when two geek friends get together nothing can stop them from talking about toys they love, so they may be developing an entire comic series without even realizing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    I'd rather Geoff Johns stay as far from the MOTU property as possible. Otherwise we'll get people punching eachother's guts out in full detail, murder, rape and drugs. I know some people love this stuff, but I don't feel it belongs in the MOTU setting.
    Drugs have already happened in a few episodes of MOTU. A little violence is ok. I could do without rape though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Marzo View Post
    Bring back the Eternia Flower!
    I could go for some of that right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Marzo View Post
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    I could go for some of that right now!
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    The big question for me is: would anyone doing a new MOTU comic need to work under the same restrictions we had to work with?
    Because those restrictions were making impossible for us to write any story and I dubt something like DC would accept to operate under the same kind of restrictions.
    It all goes back to the legal stuff. If Mattel is able to handle publishing license like Hasbro does with DC, then there is some chance that a comic can be done. Otherwise, it would be a nightmare for any writer. Me and Val had to give up at one point, and we are some of the biggest MOTU fan. How long would resist someone that isn't such a big fan to begin with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Geoff Johns loves Mattel product and MOTU. And he's good friends with Toyguru! Seems like this is the perfect opportunity to get a new MOTU book on the stands!

    Or at least some mini-comics with the figures!

    Now keep in mind DC's contract with Mattel expires in 2012 (as stated in the link above. It's one of the questions!), so Mattel could be waiting to re-negotiate their deal with DC Comics. Comics could be part of that new deal, if nothing can be done right now.
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