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May 18, 2013 10:10 pm Wait wait wait wait wait wait, are we ignoring "Fables", "Fairest", "The Unwritten", and "American Vampire"?
May 18, 2013 9:58 pm I don't hate Tom Cruise because of his religion, I think he's nuts because he chose that as his religion. If you're gonna hate him, hate how he treated Katie Holmes. Its what he's done to someone he said he loved and raised a child with that would earn my hate towards that man. That said, I don't hate him.
May 17, 2013 9:17 pm +1. I wish it were 1000.
May 17, 2013 9:14 pm I don't read "Earth 2" and so I'm mostly apathtic about this. I'm still reading mainly DC (and enjoying it FYI) but I will comment on this slow, steady exodus from DC; Rob Liefeld:Quit, Josh Flakov:Quit, Gail Simone:Fired and rehired in the span of 3 days(?), James Robinson:Quit. Somebody started a 'WhatStupidThingHasDCDoneToday.com' and... I don't know, it feels like we're all watching DC to see it fail again and again. It feels like the comic equalviancy of Britney Spears pre-2007. And people seem happy about this. This is a first for me so maybe I'm too wet behind the ears or not cynical enough but...ehh I got nothing. Carry on people.
May 17, 2013 9:01 pm Does the line have fewer bad books, or just more starring familiar characters?
May 17, 2013 3:45 pm There's another way to look at this too; put ourselves in Morrison's/Bryne's/whoever shoes. If Gabe Roth become famous tonight, and people found out he was an Atheist would he want people to remember that when reading his stuff? Probably, but who knows? What about something his former co-workers said about him? Its something to think about, if you were famous how would you want people to reconcile your work with your beliefs/personal life? I'm sure that most people that are famous start believing they're invincible and stop caring what people think about them, while others have kept they're perspective and do their best not to step on any toes.
May 17, 2013 2:12 pm I can totally see the thing about Mark Miller just caring about movie deals, but that's just my opinion based my observations and nothing Millar has outright said. That said, 2 of his creator owned books got pocked up as movies within a year of being published and now he's a consultant for Fox on X-Men and Fantastic Four. Im sure he still cares about his books writing quality tho and not just how much money they could make as movies. Now I did hear from a feminist/gender studies classmate that he was homophobic and sexist and his work showed that, I don't really see that but maybe I need to look closer at his work.
May 17, 2013 2:03 pm OSC actually wrote a book with a gay main character, no idea how well it did. But yea, "Supergods" is great but it jumps between historical analysis and biography.
May 17, 2013 1:55 pm +1.
May 17, 2013 1:51 pm I usually don't have a problem keeping the 2 separate, I've kinda had to learn how to. I may disagree with writers because of their politics or personal beliefs, but if their works are good then I'm fine with that. If I didnt read authors that didn't fit my personal beliefs I don't think I would read anything before the 1930s, if at all. So I've gotta separate what Im reading with who wrote it. I'm surprised you didn't bring up Frank Miller in your article, since I'm a little more aware of his controversies which have even been in the main stream media. I was aware of Morrison's belief in magic, he actually wrote the foreword to some book called "The Power of Magic" or something. I think it's fake, but I believe in the possibility of magic. Alan Moore worships a Snake Goddess (although he admits it's fake, it still keeps it up). These guys beliefs and backgrounds maybe crazy, but it led to a unique perspective which then lead to some of our favorite comic book stories. I think that's what should be important.