April 29, 2014

Former Marvel E.I.C. thinks Zod is the "hero" of Man of Steel

For Marvel Comics chief Joe Quesada stated that he thinks [General] Zod is the hero of the film Man of Steel. Y'know, the guy who wanted to essentially wipe out humanity to revive Krypton.

"As a comic book fan, I wanted to love that movie so much,” he said. “I wanted to love it so much, and I didn’t love it so much. Again, there are little things here and there that you could pick at and things like that, but I just think at the end of the day, Zod was the hero of the movie to me.”

“He wanted to save his race, and Superman didn’t let him,” Quesada continued. “Zod, in this particular incarnation, struck me as not necessarily an evil man, but a man of … he had a particular … he had his orders, he had a mission. He was a zealot of sorts, but he was a zealot … again, correct me if I’m wrong … but he didn’t say, ‘I want to rebuild Krypton,’ and then come back and destroy this little planet. ‘All I want is to rebuild this planet. And the only reason I’m blowing everything to bits here is because you’ve got what I want, and you’re not giving it to me. So please, give me my people, and I’ll leave.’”

Uh ... yeah. WTF? So, how the hell does that make Zod THE HERO?? The movie I watched had Zod attempting to terraform (or is that "Kryptoform?") the Earth to, as I noted above, revive long-vanished Krypton. "Just" at the cost of billions of human lives. Which led to the controversial scene where Superman kills Zod. To stop his genocidal deeds.

Quesada isn't the brightest of bulbs, to be sure. When he was writing Iron Man he noted "the extensive A-bomb testing" that the United States did ... during World War II. He also knee-slappingly stated that "most of the US military is black" when discussing the controversial Captain America-related story The Truth. (The military is actually about one-quarter minority, with roughly 18% of those being black. Joe wasn't even close.)

To be fair, Bosch Fawstin was ahead of the curve on nailing Quesada on this.

Posted by Hube at April 29, 2014 05:15 PM | TrackBack

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Can't I'm surprised that Quesada would say something like this, given that he's the same idiot who brought us the Sons of Yinsen and "One More Day."

And I still fail to see anything "controversial" about the scene where Superman snaps Zod's neck. It was the only option he had. I chalk up much of that "controversy" to irritable fanboys who can't grasp the concept of a life-or-death situation.

Posted by: Carl at April 29, 2014 05:25 PM

Let's extrapolate his ruminations of zod as hero "want to save my race..." Like hitler, the KKK, South Africa, etc. I guess they are also heroes.

Posted by: Arthur at April 29, 2014 05:48 PM

Just "zealots," Art!

Posted by: Hube at April 29, 2014 05:49 PM

Liberals have long believed the end justifies the means. This is just one further example.

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