Quote:It was to get around a Marvel policy. His position at Marvel in 2004-2005 meant he couldn't be a writer.
Right - but Marvel may still have been in on it. What are rules when there's a writer the higher-ups want writing? He didn't break the law. He broke policy. Who makes policy? The higher-ups.
You'll notice Marvel hasn't treated him like a dirty rule breaker. They're treating him more like someone they owe something to.
TBH, I don't even agree with the policy, and that's pretty much why I said there's nothing to see here.