Here's a strange bit, of sorts.
I think one can be a prima donna but still deliver.
Of three I mentioned, I think they can, but I'm not that keen on what was, since they have left me more entertained then they have at times of late.
Morrison's Batman is a mixed bag for myself. On one hand I find it interesting with the fusing of silver-age "bits", but the present RIP storyline is leaving me thinking he's just repeating previous stories and doing so at expense of the characters. Add to that a feeling, perhaps unfounded, that he's back patting himself and saying "Oh I am soo clever!", which I don't think the story is in any form.
Mark Waid's interview excerpts left me thinking he couldn't accept for himself or other writers, mistakes in judgment concerning characters or concepts and was piling all the blame on the editors. Again, perhaps unfounded, but that's how I felt.
As for Frank, he seems to be "tossing-off" onto comics pages with such work as Dark Knight Strikes again, All-Star Batman and the upcoming Spirit film. He comes across in way to me, that reminds me of an interview with Todd McFarlane years ago. McFarlane claimed he could "toss-off' onto a comic page and fans would stupidly buy it up. Add to this Frank's inability to stop going on and on about how if we don't like the upcoming movie, then we don't know good, Eisner or The Spirit. That sounds very prima donna to me, but one more time, could be unfounded by my part as not being there for the whole of the interviews or just seeing the work or knowing the fellow personally.
It does seem that more and more, the writers are being treated as super-stars, and poor behavior or ego trips are being easily forgiven. This is, as I can recall, the same as the 90s with comic artists. Some do deserve to be celebrated and enjoy it happening to them from time to time, but to these extents? Is it harmful for the industry, as it's been suggested about the 90s? I'm not really sure, except to say that I'm finding less and less to enjoy about today's comics as time goes on.
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Strict31 wrote:Listen to Feline Mussolini.
Strict31 wrote:You're goddamned insane.
achilles wrote:Pay no attention to Cat-Scratch people; he's insane from all that cat-nip.
Lord Simian wrote:"Us"? This is YOUR Kongdamn fault, mister "Bets on when this place will break again"....
Ragnascratch is coming... maybe.
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