Marvel have spoken this week with Matt Fraction, one of the busiest writers in the comic book industry today.
Currently involved with ‘Avengers vs. X-men’, ‘Invincible Iron Man’, ‘The Mighty Thor’ and ‘Defenders’, amongst others, Fraction talks about AvX and his love of comics stemming from ‘Secret Wars’, “My favorite fights were, well, all of SECRET WARS, culminating in both Doctor Doom vs. The Beyonder—“Thus…thus falls Doom?” So awesome; and then Everybody vs. Doom”, as well as the differences between the X-Men and the Avengers, “I see three sides to the event, and that third side is the one I find myself on. When you write, though, you gotta write it like everybody believes to the core of their being that they’re the good guys, that they’re in the right, and that their ends will always justify the means. Everybody makes points; there’s no simple answer to any question the characters in AvX ask one another. Or demand of one another.”
He finishes up with a few words on ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’ and ‘The Defenders’, “[Iron Man]’s been around for 50 years now; I promise he can take more. This is what we read these characters for; this is what drama is. The worst is somehow yet to come and that’s always somehow when Tony is at his best…Tony remains as ever a slave to his demons. Unchecked arrogance, overconfidence, and an inability to ask for help are his weaknesses. Tony will defeat himself more ferociously and more decisively than his foes ever will.”