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Name: Cormac OConnor



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May 1, 2012 9:37 am Can't wait.
April 26, 2012 10:52 pm It was a deliberately absurd example in response to a ridiculous conflation of the man's (perceived) artistic ability and the point he was making. To spell it out: You do not have to have made good comics in order to be worth paying attention to. The vast majority of interesting thinkers in human history have not been comics artists.
April 26, 2012 10:49 pm Jason Aaron was the biggest Alan Moore fanboy on the planet! And you think he'd be cool with DC letting someone make 'Before Scalped' and 'Scalped: The Movie' without his permission? He'd howl to the rafters.
April 26, 2012 12:20 am Yeah, there's no reason why Gibbon's wishes shouldn't carry equal weight. But it manifestly doesn't matter - they went ahead with it WITHOUT Moore's approval. From which we can infer that they don't need the approval of EITHER of them. So I'm interpreting this as a case of Gibbons choosing to go along (rather begrudgingly) with a fait accompli, rather than burn bridges with a company that still employs him as a freelancer on occasion. I bet they would still have done it without him being on board though.
April 26, 2012 12:16 am Your contention that we should care about nothing else Roberson ever does because of your view of his comics work is an absurd ad hominem.
April 25, 2012 11:23 pm I should perhaps have phrased that as 'ends any chance that their relationship can be repaired'. Which is still no small thing. A good relationship with Alan Moore is still pretty damn valuable in the comics field, I'd say.
April 25, 2012 11:21 pm I dunno what your work experience is like but from my experience, discontent with a company's practices increases over time as your awareness gradually increases. It takes time to sort through the ins-and-outs of the Kirby or Siegel/Schuster cases and figure out what side you are on. Most of just procrastinate and keep on buying the books we like (or making the books we get paid to make). Roberson could easily have found a more explosive time to drop this news. It's not like he issued a press release, or was standing on stage beside Jim Lee and Dan DeDio when he said it. A simple message on twitter hardly compares to say, Marko Djurdevic's bridge-burning enterprise.
April 25, 2012 11:17 pm You won't have any trouble refuting it then! I'm here all day!
April 25, 2012 11:16 pm Yeah, I know things are grim between them (I was on that Harvey Pekar Kickstarter talk with Moore where he discussed it). Still, my understanding is that things could still be patched up if Gibbons had just said 'thank you', even belatedly which seems not unreasonable. But endorsing this project is a whole 'nother deal. Hard to imagine how they can find common ground now.
April 25, 2012 10:47 pm Well, how about your last couple of posts? No doubt you think they are perfectly calm and reasoned. I perceive them as being bitter/venomous (which I'm fine with, by the way, i have no problem with heated emotions). Roberson no doubt feels the same way about what he said on twitter. Attributing emotion and assigning motivation to tiny bits text on the screen is a very dangerous thing.