He mentioned the company’s big event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. For those who have yet to read Avengers: Children’s Crusade, some spoilers ahead. Won’t be including this in my article, so I’m sharing it here:
Me: Was it really planned to have Dr. Doom as the mastermind behind the (mutant) decimation?
CB: Alan Heinberg has had that kind of plan in his head the entire time. This isn’t a retcon. This is something that… Alan is an amazing thinker. For not being as involved in the Marvel Universe as some of the other writers like Bendis and Brubaker, who’ve been helping us plot the course of all this for ten years, even with the limited things he’s written and the contact he’s had, he’s still tight with all those guys. He presented this plan years and years ago, and everyone kind of worked around it to give Alan the leeway to tell his story.