All we've got is time.
A couple notes.
On Friday, we told you about The INVITATION that was on its way, and the upcoming conversation with Grant. We got a pretty enthusiastic response to that, which I frankly don’t understand because I’m absolutely going to be doing a hour-long Chris Farley impersonation (Hey Grant, remember that time you did Marvel Boy? That was awesome). But thanks, we’re happy most everyone is excited.
We did, however, get a few emails from people bummed that they wouldn’t get to participate, either because they missed out on the first week or due to budget constraints.
We talked about it and here’s where we landed.
Anyone who signs up at any paid level — monthly, annual, or Founder’s — through this coming Monday, the 23rd, at midnight pacific, will now receive The Invitation. Here’s the link.
To those of you taking advantage of the new terms, we’re very glad to have you. We get it, this is a very new thing, and some of you might not have even heard about it until this week. Just keep in mind going forward, that most everything that we’re doing is based on surprise or will ask for some kind of leap of faith. We think it makes things fun, and we’re committed to having a lot of that.
And for those of you who did rush to make it into the first week, or signed up for Founder’s tier already, please know how grateful we are for that. We honestly should have made it two weeks to start with anyway.
Finally, something else to look forward to: In our next post, we’ll be posting our first chapter of comics. Just a teaser, but also the foundation for everything to come. We can’t wait for you to read it.
P.S. We had to move the FAQ to the “What is 3W3M/ABOUT” section.
The old way we had it meant that, in a week or so, it was going to be hard to find unless we ‘pinned’ it, and that this platform only allows a single pinned post. We also knew that the pinned post is going to be a comprehensive index very soon. So we went ahead and moved it. Now it’s got its own section where it’ll always stay up on the front page of the site.
Please continue to post your housekeeping questions there. Thanks!
This morning I printed all of the 3W3M content out thus far and read it together with my 9yr old daughter. We both loved it, obviously and can’t wait for the first book!!!
Thanks for the update, Mr.Hickman👍. I really can't wait to read the first comic! I don't really have any housekeeping questions to ask you. This is yours and the two Mike's story to tell and I am just along for the ride.
You are the main reason why I signed up for 3W/3M on the first day. Everything and everyone else connected to 3W/3M is a bonus and a surprise. The surprises was the 2nd thing that connected with me in your first email about this story. I want to be surprised!
I check my email everyday now to see if there's a new email from you or the two Mikes. I like that there's no set release date. Just like it was back in the '80s and '90s before solicitations took the fun out of everything. I do have one more thing that I would like to say to you, Mr.Hickman.
For a time, I was disillusioned with Marvel. The mutant population was knocked down to 198 mutants, Peter Parker's marriage was dissolved by the Devil, Mephisto, Hulk lost his unborn child and wife etc etc. Marvel was just really, really heavy to read. And then I heard about the return of Secret Wars in 2015 and that intrigued me because I was curious as to how they were going to make another one.
So I got the free Comic Book Day story and I was hooked. That story blew my mind! It got me back into reading Marvel again. Your Secret Wars is my # 1 favorite story of all time!
I absolutely loved seeing Doctor Doom achieve godhood and get everything he ever wanted! I do think Marvel dropped the ball on one thing though in regards to your Secret Wars story. I don't think they should've made Doctor Doom Iron Man afterwards. I think Doctor Doom should've been put on the shelf for, like, 5 years along with the FF and then they could've done an event story to bring back Doctor Doom.
They could've called it the Return of Doctor Doom or something like that and then use that to bring back the FF also. They could've had Doctor Doom return from the Multiverse, like the FF did, but have him wielding a Multiversal-version of the Infinity Gauntlet. I think that would've been a great way to bring them both back and, yes, I know Doom was in his castle at the end of Secret Wars. But, you know, there are ways that Doom could've still got lost in the Multiverse.
I just feel like you took Doctor Doom to the max in Secret Wars. He achieved godhood! There's no where else to go with him. He had his heart's greatest desires.
So, I just feel Marvel should've given the character a little bit of a breather after Secret Wars. Some downtime on a shelf, like they did to the FF. But Marvel didn't feel that way and he's their character and that's why we ended up with the Infamous Iron Man series. Anyways, I got waaaaaay off track, sorry 🙂.
I just wanted to tell you how much I really loved your Secret Wars story, Mr.Hickman. Live long and prosper🖖.