Does anyone know how to credit a Wikipedia entry? In the entry for Theodore Sturgeon's "It!", there's this paragraph:
"Marvel also published an adaptation of the original story in
Supernatural Thrillers #1. Tony Isabella wished to write an ongoing
series featuring Sturgeon's creature, but was denied because of the
similarity to Man-Thing, reusing the name and logo for It! The Living
Colossus since writing duties on Man-Thing were not available."
That's not correct. When Supernatural Thrillers #1 sold very well,
someone high up at Marvel wanted an "It!" comic book. When Roy Thomas
and I discussed this, we decided that we couldn't do a continuation of
the Sturgeon story because we were already publishing Man-Thing as an
ongoing series. That's when I suggested we look at the sales of our
monster reprint titles and how we discovered that the two issues that
reprinted the Colossus stories by Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby had sold
better than other issues of those titles. I started developing what
became It! The Living Colossus!
I never wanted to write
Sturgeon's "It!" Nor did I seek the Man-Thing assignment which was
quite wonderfully being written by Steve Gerber, though I did write a
Man-Thing story for an issue of Monsters Unleashed.