For the most part, comic book fans these days have grown accustomed to delays between issues of blockbuster comic series and mega-crossovers, especially when there's an A-list name on the cover. However, no one ever said patience was easy, especially when you're talking about a classic Marvel match-up (namely, "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk," which we previewed here last week) written by "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof.
However, in an exclusive one-on-one with MTV News, Lindelof was quick to lay the blame on no one but himself, and explained why he considers comic book writing harder than writing a hit TV series.
"The blame lies squarely on my scrawny shoulders," explained Lindelof. "I am so slow when it comes to comic book writing. It’s excruciating. I work much better in collaboration. I like to bounce ideas off of other writers and take credit for their ideas. [laughs] When you’re writing a comic book it’s just you in front of your computer bouncing ideas for yourself. You can imagine how long that takes."
Nevertheless, Lindelof hasn't been turned off by the experience of writing comics, and would love to return to the medium -- accompanied by the lessons he learned from his first foray into the funnybook biz, of course.
"I hope to do it again at some point," said Lindelof. "I think the next thing I do I would have to write the entire thing before I delivered the scripts. I just want to say that my high school gym teacher always said its really important that you finish. Even though I was the last guy running around the track I did it."
Will you be picking up "Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk" #4 this Wednesday? What do you think of the series so far? Let's hear it in the comments.