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(The New York Times)   The woman who was the mastermind behind DC Comics' Vertigo imprint has finally moved on from the company, because there's no place for creativity or Vertigo at DC Entertainment   (nytimes.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-30 12:24:06 PM
Yep.

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2013-05-30 12:27:48 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Yep.

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Why is he doing the whole rape face look?  Unless of course he's planning on raping the pavement.
 
2013-05-30 12:32:55 PM
Maybe she should take over SyFy.
 
2013-05-30 12:35:48 PM
I like the quote from Gaiman in there:

Told by a DC editor that the company's characters did not engage in masturbation, Mr. Gaiman said he replied, "That's probably why they dress up in funny costumes and hit each other all the time."

Comics stopped being fun for me a long time ago, when I had to buy five different series to keep up with the same bland story line.  DC and Marvel will continue to be superhero movie factories, and the imaginative talent will move on elsewhere.  There are plenty of ways to get published these days that don't involve worshiping at the altar of the almighty publisher.
 
2013-05-30 12:40:14 PM

Famous Thamas: There are plenty of ways to get published these days that don't involve worshiping at the altar of the almighty publisher.


I really think that the overwhelming majority of what I consider interesting comics at this point are web-only.
 
2013-05-30 12:41:33 PM
If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.
 
2013-05-30 12:59:47 PM

FirstNationalBastard: If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.


I don't think I could have imagined all of the better Vertigo writers fleeing to Image (Ed Brubaker, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, etc.) and writing the types of books Vertigo embraced 10 years ago.
 
2013-05-30 01:00:09 PM
likefunbutnot:

I really think that the overwhelming majority of what I consider interesting comics at this point are web-only.

links?
 
2013-05-30 01:06:47 PM

Dog Welder: FirstNationalBastard: If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.

I don't think I could have imagined all of the better Vertigo writers fleeing to Image (Ed Brubaker, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, etc.) and writing the types of books Vertigo embraced 10 years ago.


Or, Image developing new hot writers that could write more than

"INT - TITTIES. BIG TITTIES. AND ASS. AND GUNS. BIG TITTYASS GUNS. AND POUCHES."
 
2013-05-30 01:26:49 PM
 
2013-05-30 01:33:03 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Dog Welder: FirstNationalBastard: If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.

I don't think I could have imagined all of the better Vertigo writers fleeing to Image (Ed Brubaker, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, etc.) and writing the types of books Vertigo embraced 10 years ago.

Or, Image developing new hot writers that could write more than

"INT - TITTIES. BIG TITTIES. AND ASS. AND GUNS. BIG TITTYASS GUNS. AND POUCHES."


Ah, Rob Liefeld.  The only other person I can think of who has gone so far in his field on so ability is George W. Bush.
 
2013-05-30 02:17:50 PM

Robo Beat: FirstNationalBastard: Dog Welder: FirstNationalBastard: If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.

I don't think I could have imagined all of the better Vertigo writers fleeing to Image (Ed Brubaker, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, etc.) and writing the types of books Vertigo embraced 10 years ago.

Or, Image developing new hot writers that could write more than

"INT - TITTIES. BIG TITTIES. AND ASS. AND GUNS. BIG TITTYASS GUNS. AND POUCHES."

Ah, Rob Liefeld.  The only other person I can think of who has gone so far in his field on so ability is George W. Bush.


My direct supervisor also does comic art for convetions.  He once traded Rob Liefield a drawing for a drawing.  Rob's SUCKED ASS.... until, he took it over to a well reputed inker who reacted with "Did you bring me something from Rob farkING Liefield?"  It's now a worthy portrait of Deadpool.  This may in fact be how Liefield got into Marvel in the first place.
 
2013-05-30 02:23:42 PM

Jarhead_h: Robo Beat: FirstNationalBastard: Dog Welder: FirstNationalBastard: If, 10 years ago, someone had told any comic book fan that by 2013 Vertigo would be a virtually dead imprint while Image Comics was putting out some of the best books on the market, the reaction would have been hearty, uncontrollable laughter, followed by asking where the person who thought these things got the drugs they were taking.

I don't think I could have imagined all of the better Vertigo writers fleeing to Image (Ed Brubaker, Brian K. Vaughn, Garth Ennis, etc.) and writing the types of books Vertigo embraced 10 years ago.

Or, Image developing new hot writers that could write more than

"INT - TITTIES. BIG TITTIES. AND ASS. AND GUNS. BIG TITTYASS GUNS. AND POUCHES."

Ah, Rob Liefeld.  The only other person I can think of who has gone so far in his field on so ability is George W. Bush.

My direct supervisor also does comic art for convetions.  He once traded Rob Liefield a drawing for a drawing.  Rob's SUCKED ASS.... until, he took it over to a well reputed inker who reacted with "Did you bring me something from Rob farkING Liefield?"  It's now a worthy portrait of Deadpool.  This may in fact be how Liefield got into Marvel in the first place.


If you read the Hawk and Dove mini-series from 1988 by Karl and Barbara Kesel, with Liefeld's first art in it and Karl doing the inking, the book looks great.

Eventually, the story was told that Karl Kesel slaved over the inking to salvage Liefeld's artwork, even having to go so far as drawing hands and feet on characters because Liefeld was so late with the book he didn't have tkime to give characters hands and feet.

HANDS AND FEET.
 
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2013-05-30 02:30:04 PM
i came here for the comic book chicks, i am disappoint
 
2013-05-30 02:35:52 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Eventually, the story was told that Karl Kesel slaved over the inking to salvage Liefeld's artwork, even having to go so far as drawing hands and feet on characters because Liefeld was so late with the book he didn't have tkime to give characters hands and feet.

HANDS AND FEET.


You act all surprised about that. It's well known that Liefeld doesn't DO feet, and hands are usually something added after he's drawn the guns.
 
2013-05-30 02:48:15 PM

FirstNationalBastard: the story was told that Karl Kesel slaved over the inking to salvage Liefeld's artwork


That's Greek torment shiat right there. I can see it now: an artist so full of hubris that the gods sentence him, for all eternity, to be Rob Liefeld's inker. The instant he enters the underworld, Tantalus stops feeling thirsty. Sisyphus's boulder starts feeling like a beach ball. All the tormented souls just look at that poor bastard and rejoice that it isn't  them.
 
2013-05-30 05:43:44 PM

Famous Thamas: I like the quote from Gaiman in there:

Told by a DC editor that the company's characters did not engage in masturbation, Mr. Gaiman said he replied, "That's probably why they dress up in funny costumes and hit each other all the time."

Comics stopped being fun for me a long time ago, when I had to buy five different series to keep up with the same bland story line.  DC and Marvel will continue to be superhero movie factories, and the imaginative talent will move on elsewhere.  There are plenty of ways to get published these days that don't involve worshiping at the altar of the almighty publisher.


That's become a big farking problem often forcing you to buy a series that you normally don't buy just to keep up with the storyline.  Sicne getting an iPad, with a manga reader, I've been reading comics less and reading manga more, even reading genres that I didn't use to bother with previously.
 
2013-05-30 08:35:35 PM
She could only ride Gaiman's coat tails for so long.  After they stopped letting her hold Animal Man and Swamp Thing hostage it was only a matter of time.
 
2013-06-01 01:22:22 AM
I need to pop Liefeld's head off.

With my mind.
 
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