Marvel fans who've attended panel discussions at comic book conventions or follow many of the publisher's writers and editors on Twitter have no doubt heard talk of "creative retreats." It is known that during these occasional gatherings Marvel and its architects devises the company's major publishing initiatives and storylines like Civil War and Secret Invasion. In this latest episode of's The Watcher, editor Steve Wacker and writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman and Jason Aaron give fans a better idea of how the retreat process works. Check it out after the cut.