March 30, 2016

Comment of the Day

"I stopped buying comics not only b/c they weren't good anymore but because of the people working in the industry and the fans who buy them. The new generation of creators are just the nastiest people. They have this sense of grandeur about them, like they are gods or something and I'm like, if you were so great, why is your work turning so many people away. Just b/c a few sycophants crowd around you in a comic shop or at a convention, does not make you a god. Get your head out of the niche comic box and no one knows your name." (Source)

As if on cue:

(h/t to FCMM)

Posted by Hube at March 30, 2016 05:16 PM | TrackBack

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Man, Waid is one temperamental dude. Whatever meds he's on, he should probably double his prescription.

Posted by: SpideyTerry at March 31, 2016 04:19 AM

Waid really needs help.

Posted by: Carl at April 1, 2016 03:35 PM

The older I get the less willing I am to look at modern comics. I used to think this was the fascination of those of us who are aging with nostalgia for our youth ("Everything was better back then"), but on balance I don't think so. Despite the physical quality improvements and the non-existence of the kind of self-censorship that the Comics Code provided, comics were just better 40-50 years ago.

I've been doing research, for example, on pre-Comics Code war comics in the Korean War era, and some of them are astounding both for the quality of art and the complexity of the scripts. (Joe Maneely really would have given Jack Kirby a run for his money had he lived.) And as far as just blatant sensuality, nobody working today even comes close to Matt Baker on Phantom Lady or Canteen Kate, or even holds a candle to the Nyoka the Jungle Girl covers that Maurice Whitman did for Charlton in 1955-56.

And for all the hubris of a Mark Wald, let's remember that a comic book in the 1960s would be considered a failure at less than 100,000 sold per month (DC canceled Green Lantern in 1971 for sales of 140,000), and no book would last even half a year with the shitty sales numbers goofballs like Mark Wald get today.

Posted by: Steve Newton at April 2, 2016 03:50 PM