Jim Starlin And MARVEL Settle Their ADAM WARLOCK Dispute; More Graphic Novels On The Way

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adam warlockAbout two months ago writer and artist Jim Starlin took to his personal Facebook page to air a bit of dirty laundry between himself and Marvel. The creator of Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and Shang-Chi revealed that the publisher had put the kibosh on some plans he had for stories featuring The Mad Titan and another character he is credited with revamping, Adam Warlock (original story here). Essentially, Starlin was displeased his ideas for a Warlock story was scrapped thanks to a “corporation-wide-no-use restriction on the character.” The writer took to his Facebook today to update his fans on the situation. It appears everything is a-OK right now.

Starlin linked to a KPopStarz.Com story that tried to connect some dots with the first Facebook post and claimed that the no-use restriction meant Adam Warlock was definitely a lock for Avengers 3. While Warlock will probably show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime (Guardians of the Galaxy seems like a good place to tease it), the article makes quite a leap of logic. Starlin mentions that the article has errors, but the comic book part has been cleared up. He says in full, “This article has some errors in it. Marvel and I have settled our differences on Adam Warlock and he will be appearing, along with Thanos and other characters, in all three of the graphic novels I am doing with Marvel.

It’s interesting that Starlin says he is doing three graphic novels. We know The Infinity Revelation will be coming out later this year, so that’s one. The writer’s Thanos Annual recently came out, though he hasn’t referred to that as a graphic novel in previous statements. It seems there are two more pieces of galactic work from Starlin on the way. With Starlin willing to make announcements and proclamations on his Facebook page, Marvel will probably make the news official sooner than later. What do you think about Starlin getting the green light once again for some Warlock/Thanos stories?

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