For this week’s “New Joe Fridays” column, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada took a look at the previous year, including the near-death of Speedball:
NEWSARAMA: Speedball was another subject oft-mentioned the last year. You seemed to delight in teasing his ultimate demise. Again, this something readers will have to wait awhile for the ultimate pay-off?
JOE QUESADA: Absolutely. See, Speedball is exactly a case of me showing fans my right hand while the left was pick pocketing them [laughs]/ Speedball is a great character, and what we have planned for him… well, lets just say it’s going to hurt.