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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Mr. Log » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:57 pm

outsider wrote:I love Doom Patrol, but I wouldn't do that title justice so I'd *want* an upper-tier talent (like Log-Man) to take on that group.

Flatterer :drunk

I have a soft spot for the morts, so for DC I'd want to tackle the second Outsiders team or Primal Force. Maybe even Global Guardians.

I love the morts, too, which is why I threw the Challengers on my list as well. I'd love to see if I could take a team of castoffs that nobody cares about and create the next X-Factor or Secret Six.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby MikeinLA » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:05 pm

Jubilee wrote:Nothing. I couldn't lower myself to writing on a big 2 comic unless they guaranteed me I could drastically change the status quo and my changes couldn't be retconned.



I don't really understand the attitude behind the second condition. A writer for the Big Two is "work for hire". They're using someone else's creations. Why should they care what Marvel or DC does with the characters after they're gone?

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Doctor Strange or Doctor Fate.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby chap22 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:22 pm

Shang-Chi
Iron Fist
Firestar
I would say Union Jack but I don't think I could outdo Gage's mini

i'd love to do Metamorpho, Atom, or Firestorm, one of the cool lower-tier DC heroes where you could tie in a bunch of science-y and pseudo-science-y stuff.

a WWII-era Danette Reilly Firebrand book

but #1 with a bullet, and I've got the story i want to tell filed away in my brain somewhere:

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Postby Spektre » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:27 pm

Jubilee wrote:Nothing. I couldn't lower myself to writing on a big 2 comic unless they guaranteed me I could drastically change the status quo and my changes couldn't be retconned.


No problem on the second. No matter what anyone else did they wouldn't be able to change the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer. So, retcons would not be possible.

They would however be free to write about a strikingly similar character.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.

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Postby Spektre » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:30 pm

Ambush Bug. He would bring back the DCU.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
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- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Spektre » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:31 pm

MikeinLA wrote:

I don't really understand the attitude behind the second condition. A writer for the Big Two is "work for hire". They're using someone else's creations. Why should they care what Marvel or DC does with the characters after they're gone?


This is the reason we can't have nice stuff.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Jubilee wrote:Nothing. I couldn't lower myself to writing on a big 2 comic unless they guaranteed me I could drastically change the status quo and my changes couldn't be retconned.


George RR Martin had the same request. Twigg is the GRRM of the Outhouse.

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Postby Grayson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Reposted from the Marvel Realities Mash-Ups Thread:

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Postby holtom2000 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:57 pm

I wouldn't work at dc unless it was an elseworlds book and then I'd write something like jli meets jlu or some such rape less story

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Jack Burton » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:22 pm

I would bring back Luke Cage and Danny Rand as Heroes for Hire.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby MikeinLA » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:30 pm

Spektre wrote:
This is the reason we can't have nice stuff.



No. A person hired by Marvel or DC to play with the company's toys shouldn't get upset over what the company does with those properties after they leave the book, because whatever changes the publisher make do not alter the fact the stories are still there for people to enjoy.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby HNutz » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:33 pm

MikeinLA wrote:

No. A person hired by Marvel or DC to play with the company's toys shouldn't get upset over what the company does with those properties after they leave the book, because whatever changes the publisher make do not alter the fact the stories are still there for people to enjoy.


Or do like Grant Morrison and break the toys/put the toys back in the box like he did on X-Men & JLA.

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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Grayson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm

HNutz wrote:Or do like Grant Morrison and break the toys/put the toys back in the box like he did on X-Men & JLA.


In his defense, especially when it comes to the X-Men, Grant Morrison fixed the toys before putting them back into the box. It was the writers who came after him (*cough* Chuck Austen *cough*) that broke them all over again. :smt102
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Re: If YOU were an up-and-coming writer for the Big Two...

Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:57 pm

Oh shit, SON OF SATAN motherfuckers, you could so some awesome stuff with that.

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