July 06, 2015

Dan Slott schooled by a true professional

Two things: Look at how raging lunatic Dan Slott acts when he has no control over the moderators and/or editors of the site. It's completely different than his persona on Twitter and elsewhere.

Second, it was a true treat watching the legendary John Byrne put Slott in his place.

Y'see, Danny, Byrne is remembered today as a legend, and will be decades from now.

You'll be nothing but a footnote.

Posted by Hube at July 6, 2015 09:33 PM | TrackBack

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Oh, thank you for this. I heard about this story, but I didn't have the link until now.

I gotta say, it's kind of ironic. Byrne and Slott are the perfect contrast:

* Byrne doesn't exactly have a reputation as a people person, but he's more brutally honest and opinionated. Slott is just whiny and obnoxious, no different from a generic Internet troll.

* Agree or disagree with his opinions, Byrne tends to know what he's talking about and is willing to back up his talk. Slott cops an all-knowing attitude he didn't really earn. (Seeing Slott invoke stuff Byrne worked on to try to make his "change is good" points reminded me of that PC idiot who tried to lecture Jerry Seinfeld about comedy.) And, of course, except for times when his feet are held to the fire, Slott flips out when he can't intelligently refute an opinion. (I saw that recent story over at Doug's blog. Yikes.)

* Both men owe their careers to the works of others; those that preceded them on the characters you could name. Thing is, Byrne didn't just work on some well-known characters; he was involved in some of the most memorable comics Marvel ever produced and redefined Superman in the Post-Crisis era. His record isn't spotless (e.g. Spider-Man: Chapter One), but his successes outweigh his failures. Slott? His personal attitude is so obnoxious that people will be thrilled when he's off the title. Really, will anyone give a crap about his Spidey storylines when he's off the book? I heard that current Spidey 'toon did its own "Spider-Verse" story and pretty much discarded everything from the comics to the point where it only really shared the name.

Posted by: SpideyTerry at July 7, 2015 01:09 AM

Great synopsis, ST. Couldn't have said it better.

Posted by: Hube at July 7, 2015 10:38 AM

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