Benderbrau wrote:"you have to understand ...the Siegels had just recaptured half of the copyright for Action Comics #1 and I felt very good about that. That seemed like a very positive step. And then over the course of the last few months there has been the counter-suit against the Siegels’ lawyer, Marc Toberoff, and I was less sanguine about that...but the real kind of proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back was the announcement at the beginning of February of Before Watchmen, which I just thought was unconscionable." - Chris Roberson
No I don't understand. What the fuck does any of that have to do with you??
Roberson is a creator, so while he may not be directly involved in the Superman Copyright case, you best believe that the results of the case affects his, everyone else who is or wants to become a creator future in the Graphic Storytelling medium.
As for the interview, I can safely say that I'm extremely impressed with how Roberson is handling himself and the situation he finds himself in. While DC Publishing continues to make themselves less likable in my eyes (emphasis on the personal side of this stance), Roberson comes across as knowledgeable and articulate. Even if he's not 100% right in this situation (something that happens a lot less in real life than people realize), I can safely say that I'll listen to what he has to say, which means I am definitely looking forward to the next thing he releases.
Meanwhile, I find myself dropping more books from the DC Universe (Vertigo is still cool with me) line as the weeks go by. Sure, there are still people doing excellent stuff there, but I find that my tastes are steering me away from stories where the Illusion of Change takes precedence over a more progressive narrative. It also doesn't help that JMS, Didio and Lee are acting the way they've been acting ever since Before Watchmen was announced.
Is my opinion without it's contradictions? Of course it's not, but it's one I'm sticking to.