Okay... I'm sure this will do nothing to improve Pete Takeshi's opinion of Marvel. I suppose that's the problem with the American production of serials (both in comic book form and on television)--the producers want to keep it around as long as possible, for the sake of revenue. How to keep the series fresh and the fans hooked? This is in contrast to East Asia, where the majority(?) of series do come to an end, and so there is less of a possibility of creative exhaustion (unless one writes predominantly in one or several genres, in which case the rate of exhaustion is quickened).