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Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:25 am

Tim Marchman was the guy who wrote the not-review of Leaping Tall Buildings for the Wall Street Journal. Now he's going after DC and Before Watchmen in this interview with Len Wein.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... eturn.html

It's another one of those pontificating posts framed by an interview (Len Wein gets quoted like three times) but it's still a fun read.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:52 am

He's just Alan Moore's Beard's puppet.
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Amoebas » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Ugh. I'm embarressed to say Marchman and I both went to Michigan. :oops:

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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:05 pm

Great article. He's right about everything.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Timbales » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:17 pm

A bit late to the party, isn't he?
However, Liefeld is an enigma wrapped in a pouch-filled, muscular, footless conundrum.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby holtom2000 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:39 pm

I bought the original trade today for nine bucks. Yah, I finally bought something from dc again...
But really, I see dc pov $$$$$&$ and the other opinion of creative whorism

Not a lot of grey area there....

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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:42 pm

I think it's telling that Len Wein is on a leash held by some corporate minder "Pam" the whole time.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:47 pm

McDarkseid wrote:I think it's telling that Len Wein is on a leash held by some corporate minder "Pam" the whole time. But he was a very good doggie, indeed. Speak, Len! Speak! Good boy! Here's a cookie!

Len's an old doggie but he still likes his cookies, doesn't he?


The worst part is that corporate minder reached out to Marchman about doing the interview.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Herald » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:57 pm

McDarkseid wrote:I think it's telling that Len Wein is on a leash held by some corporate minder "Pam" the whole time.


Seriously. The only other place I've ever heard of this "minder" thing going on is NORTH KOREA. So, if "unknowable, oppressive regime" is what Warners is trying to evoke, then Mission Accomplished. :P

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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Timbales » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:22 pm

This Tim Marchman guy seems like a douche. I started reading it, but I don't care about his personal rant.
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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:45 pm

Herald wrote:
Seriously. The only other place I've ever heard of this "minder" thing going on is NORTH KOREA. So, if "unknowable, oppressive regime" is what Warners is trying to evoke, then Mission Accomplished. :P


They probably don't want another smarmy-assed comment like the one from JMS, which pulled back the curtain a bit on the cynical opportunism of DC and their people involved.

I am assuming the Pam who knows better than comics veteran Len Wein about the business and also what he can or can't say about it is one Pam Mullin, publicity manager at DC. She used to promote a lot of independent comics creators before she got the job interrupting people during interviews and enforcing "embargoes" on information.

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Re: Tim Marchman takes on Before Watchmen

Postby The Beast » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:43 pm

Wicked read, thanks for posting. Pam actually made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

I don't miss DC much at all, now if only I could get that fucking \S/ tattoo off my forehead. :smt013

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