by Punchy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:04 pm
Oh no, how dare people judge a book based on the way the people who (presumably) want them to buy it have been marketing it!
Fucking seriously? If Marvel wants me to buy a book, they can try selling it to me in a way that implies they don’t think I get my kicks watching kids off each other. Until they do, fuck ‘em — it’s not my job to make excuses for their rotten marketing.
I don’t mean to pass judgement, but a few thoughts:
God he reads like he’s got no idea how to be interviewed and is still trying to play coy with revealing details
““Kill or be killed” is pretty much the perfect allegory for high school.” No, Mr. Hopeless, no it is not. I loathe it and it STILL ISN’T.
“Arcade is done being a joke. He chose these kids for a reason but it isn’t one he’s going to be explaining. Let’s just say he has some experience putting together an entertaining death match.” You interview like Bendis writes dialogue, none of these sentences fully connect to the next.
[on Darkhawk being the oldest and most powerful/experienced character] ”Look at it this way, a truck driver has the “power” to take his semi onto the sidewalk and start running people down. That doesn’t mean it would be easy to convince him to do it. Power isn’t the end all be all advantage in a death match.” I get what your going for but the metaphor fell apart for me, bro.
“From there we explore a lot of different things. Alliances. Betrayals. Trust and mistrust. Sex and love and sacrifice. Like I said, this is pretty much high school except here they get to kill their rivals.” Again, what high school did you go to.
“Like all games, this one will end. But we’re telling a long-form story within that. These characters are going to be trapped for a while.” Read: If they’re not dead at the end we’re CERTAINLY not writing any stories with them for ten years.
Yes, they’ll be missed. Yes, people will come looking. But looking for someone and finding them are two very different things.” No, really, I had no idea ‘looking” and “finding were not synonyms.’
Also: forget Make Mine, Marvel, more like Kill Me Now, Marvel.