Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

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Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by tony ingram on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:26 pm

When Marvel announced their new Rocket Raccoon book, one retailer incentive was a variant cover drawn by Mike Mignola, who drew Rocket's last series in the eighties. Retailers would get a Mignola cover for every fifty regular copies of the first issue that they ordered. Sadly, they have almost immediately had to retract that particular incentive-because it appears nobody at Marvel editorial actually bothered to ask Mignola if he'd draw the cover, and he has declined to do so. Marvel have now apologised for the "miscommunication".

Oops.

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:04 am

Maybe they thought he was telepathic, like Professor X or Emma Frost. Does he look like Emma Frost?

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by tony ingram on Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:15 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Maybe they thought he was telepathic, like Professor X or Emma Frost. Does he look like Emma Frost?
Mike Mignola? Not noticeably. Though I haven't seen him in a silver boob tube.

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:49 am

I'm not surprised he declined. It's insulting when people decide things about you without you.

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:43 pm

tony ingram wrote:When Marvel announced their new Rocket Raccoon book, one retailer incentive was a variant cover drawn by Mike Mignola, who drew Rocket's last series in the eighties. Retailers would get a Mignola cover for every fifty regular copies of the first issue that they ordered. Sadly, they have almost immediately had to retract that particular incentive-because it appears nobody at Marvel editorial actually bothered to ask Mignola if he'd draw the cover, and he has declined to do so. Marvel have now apologised for the "miscommunication".

Oops.
Y'know, Marvel really should have thought about this a little more before announcing it . . . it's not like the guy doesn't have other things he does. (Hellboy and related books at Dark Horse.)

Has there at least been any word if Marvel "thought" they had communicated with Mignola but instead were texting / emailing somebody who was pretending to be him or something?  Rolling Eyes 

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:47 pm

By the sound of it, it was more a case of someone in marketing assuming someone else had contacted him when they hadn't.

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Re: Mike Mignola Variant Cover for Rocket Raccoon #1 Cancelled...Because Nobody Told Mike He Was Doing It!

Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Hope they're not that lackadaisical about changing their smoke alarm batteries.

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