Originally posted by CerebusThey've booted Frank Quietly from X-Men, they're canceling Soldier X to bring back Cable again, and for some god awful reason, The Call is STILL getting printed.
Why can't they just get Bill Jemas out of there and bring in someone who actually enjoys the product they sell. Shit, I hate that guy.
In the time that Frank Quitely was on New X-Men, how many issues did he actually do? 4? 5? Seriously, the man cannot keep up with a monthly book, so he shouldn't have been put on one in the first place. I don't care how good you are as an artist (I always found him a bit overrated anyway), it all becomes moot if you only grace us with your art once every six months or so. Personally, I'd like to see Phil Jimenez stay on the book full-time. As for Soldier X, it was a good concept, but the revolving door in the writer's slot (a problem in the entire industry, I know), and mediocre at best art kind of put a damper on the execution. Personally, I found Cable way more interesting than Soldier X, though I really wanted to like the latter. Actually, I hadn't heard that they were bringing Cable back. I thought they got rid of it in the first place (along with Deadpool and X-Force) so that they don't have to pay Liefield for using the names anymore. Odd that they would bring it back and have to deal with that legal crap again.
And I've never read the Call, so I can't comment on that one.
Though I agree that Jemas is kind of an ass, I think that Marvel is, creatively speaking anyway, undergoing something of a boom period. Or does that have more to do with Joe Quesadilla?
As much as I am starting to like Agent X (and they had to go and potentially blow it by letting Gail Simone leave), it still does note xcuse the cancelling of Deadpool for me- they can't get much worsse than that... Course I was a fan of Slingers and Spider-Woman too... and we all know what happened to them..
Not that restraint when posting in a "public" forum isn't a good thing...
I'm not going to buy the next couple issues of Agent X (by Budddy Scalereawhosawhatsit) but in the newest previews, the next story arc will be writtin by Evan Dorkin. You bet your ass I'll be back on board for those issues :)
Oooh, Spider-Woman was pretty cool, with the whole changing costumes every few issues thing, nice touch; buy I see why they had to cancel it with the whole NO ONE IS BUYING IT thing. At the shop I had a sub with, There were 50 some odd people who got the first issue, and by issue 4, I was told it was only me.
Liefeld, it seems, might have sold his rights to the Cable character to marvel so they can go about doing the series again without paying him a large monthly sum, according to Comicbook Resources.
I met Bill Jemas at a convention last year, and I can without a doubt say that he's a bigger asshole then even Todd McFarlane is, and that's saying a lot.
Joe Quasada however, is a decent guy. He's the one who was fighting for the old timers to get money for thier work or credit for thier creations, he's gotten Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz to work for marvel again, and he's fought to allow artist to keep thier original pages. He's also the one pushing for low print runs on books and putting out the trade paperbacks quicker to give the creaters more cash for thier work. His one bad thing I can think of is that this whole 'The Call' crap was his idea, and it's not only making money off the whole 9/11 thing, but I think it's a way for him to bring in his character 'Ash' at some point down the line, which will ruin his work on that series.
Bill Jemas is a corporate asshole who sucked too bad to actually write comics, so he got to become President of the #1 comics company on the planet, and NOW he gets to write comics. He & Brian Michael Bendis (aka Reason #5 I read Marvel Comics) "co-created" the Ultimate line. Meaning?
SCENE: BILL JEMAS' OFFICE. He's reading Where's Waldo? Brian Bendis enters. JEMAS: Hi Brian! BENDIS: Bill, I've got a great idea! JEMAS: Do whatever you want, just give me credit, I'm busy. BENDIS: But... JEMAS: Dammit, Bendis! Do I have to tell you again? I'm looking for Waldo! Bendis shrugs & leaves.
Oh, and for the people wondering...the reasons I read Marvel: 1) JMS. 2) Ultimate comics 3) John Romita Jr. 4) Brian Michael Bendis 5) Alex Maleev 6) Captain America
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Year after year, the United States has gone to elaborate lengths, spent enormous sums, taken great risks to build and keep weapons of mass destruction. But why? The only possible explanation, the only possible use they could have for those weapons, is to dominate, intimidate, or attack.
To respond to Papercuts, Let me first state that I was a fan of comics until about 6th grade (about 10 years ago), and even then not nearly as diehard a fan as you obviously are. I kept up with my favorites, and that's about it.