In the wake of DC’s announcement, the question then becomes what to do now.
Obviously, making sure DC follows through is important. But - if DC does - what to do after that? Or in conjunction with it?
I was excited to hear about Miles Morales becoming the new Spider-Man - why not write Marvel some letters congratulating them? Or what about “Mystic,” G. Willow Wilson’s newest book, starring two girls trying to make sense of magic?
It’s an old lesson from organizational change management, training, consulting, etc. - telling people what they did right encourages the behavior you want to see, but it takes longer. On the other hand, people are usually far more willing to listen when you pull them aside and say, “That was really a fantastic idea.”
And given that people seem to be hammering on Marvel today, and promising never to buy a book that they were already not buying, maybe they could use a ray or two of sunshine.
But as interested as I am in Miles Morales, drawn by the always fantastic Sara Pichelli, I’m really excited about “Mystic.” And I can’t wait until my little girl and I get to sit down together and read it.