January 30, 2013

A contrary view on an Image guy

In this post, which centered primarily on overhyped comics guy Rob Liefeld, one of Rob's Image company compadres was also mentioned. That was Todd MacFarlane who, in Sean Howe's book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story doesn't come off all that well. (See the link above for an example.) However, there's a long-time Delaware resident who has a contrarian view about the noted former Spider-Man artist. That would be legendary comics writer David Michelinie (at left):

When I worked with Todd McFarlane on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN he was the consummate professional; made his deadlines, told a story well, and provided creative and interesting drawings which made my job of putting words on them more fun. I have nothing negative to say about Todd. (Via e-mail.)

I first met (and interviewed) David in the mid-90s for an Iron Man fan magazine. This was because David and best pal Bob Layton are probably best known for their two long runs on the Armored Avenger's title. I also did a radio interview with David in 2008 via the now-defunct Delaware Talk Radio on the Maria Evans Show. As noted, David is a long-time resident of the First State, and his (and Layton's) stints on Iron Man in the early and then late 80s are considered classics.

Posted by Hube at January 30, 2013 06:39 PM | TrackBack

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I'd forgotten that David Micheline lived in the same state as you... that's cool that you did an interview with him.

Posted by: Carl at January 30, 2013 07:28 PM

David is great guy. Totally down-to-earth and personable as hell. One of my fave comics people of all-time, easy.

Posted by: Hube at January 30, 2013 07:32 PM

I haven't really talked to a lot of comics creators, unfortunately. Aside from Dan "Set the Record Straight" Slott, that is... but I don't count that considering how nasty Slott was over at FCMM.

Posted by: Carl at January 30, 2013 07:38 PM