LobsterJ wrote:Can't you read? Kirkman being asked what writer he'd like to see on a creator-owned book and him replying Loeb means he is literally trying to force Loeb to work for Image and not get paid for it.
Except when he said "He could even write it at ICON." Y'know, Marvel's creator-owned line?
In reference to the challenge Kirkman made to Todd McFarlane a few years ago to start drawing again, which resulted in the comic Haunt, Atomic Comics asked Kirkman if there were any other creators out there who he wanted to "challenge to push their limits." Kirkman responded:
What’s that Bendis guy done lately? All kidding aside, I’d love to see Jeph Loeb try his hand at an original creator-owned book. Millar has proven that when top-flight talent take the plunge it has the potential for massive success, and Loeb does the most commercial books out there with only the highest caliber of artists. I’d buy a creator-owned book by him in droves and I know he would excel at it. But sadly, I think he’s too comfortable on that fat corporate teat. Still, I hold out hope. Don’t you know that guy, Malve? Tell Loeb how many copies you could sell of his own Kick Ass. I don’t even care if he does it at Icon--I just want to read it.
1) A similar "challenge" got McFarlane to draw again, even for a little while.
2) This could be a chance to get the haters to eat their own words.
3) Too comfortable on that corporate teat? Sounds a lot like Ultimates 3 to me. Working ONLY with well-established "hot" artists who could sell anything (i.e. Ed McGuinness, Ian Churchill, Art Adams, Joe Mad)? The man DOES have a point.
4) Creator-owned books can be REALLY good. I.e. Powers by Bendis. What if Loeb has a Powers inside, just waiting to be written?