Quesada interview in Abercrombie & Fitch

Fri, April 26th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

The new Summer Issue of A&F Quarterly, the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing

catalog/magazine currently making headlines, features -- alongside

interviews with the likes of "It" celebrities such as actress Scarlett

Johansson ("Ghost World"), author Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues),

and rockstar Andrew W.K. (I Get Wet) -- a profile of Marvel Editor In Chief

Joe Quesada.

The two-page feature, written by "X-Men" executive producer Tom DeSanto,

examines Quesada's role in leading Marvel back to the #1 spot in comics,

saying "As editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, he's presided over a stunning

creative renaissance that's put Marvel firmly on top of it's once-flagging

industry -- and he's done it by being one of the most outspoken guys the art

form's ever seen."

This issue of A&F Quarterly, distributed throughout the Abercrombie & Fitch

chain of clothing stores -- and mailed to thousands of subscribers -- has

recently generated headlines of its own for featuring nude models. But as

A&F Quarterly editor Scott Collins sees things, comic books deserve to be

mixed in with whatever is pushing people's buttons: "Our attitude is that we

take comics seriously and we know they're as intelligent and funny and

controversial and sexy and avant-garde as anything else we cover, whether it

be music or literature."

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