A pair of posts from my old Marvel blog, these both part of an extended sequence in which I attempted to annex an empty office in the DC building as “Marvel North”.
Over at the Newsarama blog, it was recently announced that Janelle Siegel has been hired as the new assistant editor in DC’s Batman office, working with Mike Marts.
What nobody realizes, though, is that Janelle Siegel doesn’t exist. In reality, “Janelle Siegel” is Jeanine Schaefer, Mike’s former and my current Associate Editor, in a clever disguise. We’ve spared no expense setting up this cover identity for Agent J9.
As my operative, she’s gone back undercover into the DC offices, using her extensive working knowledge of the building and its operations to locate and claim the empty editorial office I claimed as “Marvel North” a week or two ago.
Once she’s in position, Agent J9 will give the signal, and our troops will move in to occupy the office. I believe some of our freelance creators have already set up a beachhead there, where they’re smoking, talking shop, and knocking back beers. This will be the vanguard of our occupying force.
Ha! Ha! Those fools don’t suspect a thing! Soon, our proud Marvel North banner will fly high over the territories, a ray of hope in an otherwise cruel world!
I know I can trust you to keep this all under your hats. More reports from the front lines as they become available.
Sic Simper Tyrannus!
Our plans have gone afoul due to incomplete intelligence.
Turns out there really IS an actual Janelle Siegel, who has taken advantage of our operation to gain employment at DC. She appeared in time to throw a monkeywrench into our carefully-calculated timetable. Who knew?
Since her identity was compromised, we had to perform an emergency extraction to remove Agent J9 from the combat arena. Fortunately, this went off without a hitch. Posing as delivery men from the Manhattan Chili Company, we smuggled her back out while the enemy was occupied with the taste of sweet, sweet Hot Honey Bites.
The foe is more clever than I gave them credit for. But the war goes on.