March 29, 2013

Don't read into what we said!

Regarding yesterday's post about how comics writer Rick Remender wants Marvel characters to consider the term "mutant" a pejorative, fellow writer Ron "STFU" Marz opines:


To which I responded:


Essentially, what Marz wants is for readers to take seriously a writer's message ... as long as makes sense (like in this tale, for instance). If it doesn't, then you're an idiot for "reading too much into it."

Got it. (Rolls eyes)

UPDATE: Via Bleeding Cool, check out what Rick Remender thinks you should do if you're "upset" by what he wrote:


Two comments in B.C.'s comments section are worthy in response:

  • Remender did himself no favors with that response - really, "drown yourself" in "hobo piss"? There's plenty of ways to respond defiantly and forcefully to your critics without being vulgar and just inflaming the situation to the point even some who might support you will be like "Seriously, dude, WTF?"

  • But yeah, don't just assume that everyone is gonna have the same opinion as you when talking politics. Even Stan Lee had the sense to be subtle about it.

UPDATE 2: You may notice that Remender's above Tweet doesn't form the "picture" that Marz's and mine do. That's because he's taken down the moronic Tweet. Which is smart, really. But WTF ...

UPDATE 3: Remender has an apology up on his website. Makes sense, and I can totally relate. All's cool, let's move on ...

Posted by Hube at March 29, 2013 10:08 AM | TrackBack

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Now he'll probably try to act like he never said it, or like a politician he'll claim that he was "taken out of context."

Posted by: Carl at March 29, 2013 02:53 PM

Hmm... there's got to be a way to tie Ron's tweet up there to the whole OSC controversy. Maybe we can just use his reply any time he wants to say something about that or like incidents.

Posted by: Nate at April 2, 2013 12:35 PM

An interview with Remender that is much more thoughtful: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/rick-remender-uncanny-avengers-5.html

Posted by: Ryan S. at April 3, 2013 08:42 AM

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