At San Diego Comic Con, Bleeding Cool broke the rumour that John Romita Jr, dissatisfied with contractual arrangements with Marvel, was considering not renewing his Marvel contract, and taking up DC Comics’ offer of Superman.
ComicBook.com: What are the odds we’ll see you outside Marvel?
John Romita, Jr.: Yeah, there’s a good chance I’ll do some work for DC. There’s a better-than-good chance now. It really just came up because we couldn’t agree on a contract with Marvel. And there wasn’t any kind of nastiness or anything like that, just a disagreement here or there. DC is anxious to do something and I actually had a story idea they really liked that applies to Superman.
All the creator-owned projects that I have lined up with writers that I have been absolutely enthralled to work with, are all about a year down the road before they’re prepared. Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Mark Waid and so on–so those guys won’t be ready until a year hence. Which means I can do one of two things–just go freelance and play around or I can just sign a one-year contract with somebody to do a storyline that I want, which is a good possibility because I have a couple of plots lined up that I’m really fascinated. One of them applies to a couple of characters, one of which is Superman, and I’m excited about the storyline. It would apply to Superman very well. It would apply to Silver Surfer, it would apply to Doctor Strange, but I’m fascinated at the thought of doing something like applying this to Superman. So there’s a good chance. And I’m excited by any kind of challenge and any kind of change.