The superstar artist quit DC comics (again) over Twitter, and then embarked on a massive shit-talking campaign.
Rob Liefeld, known for his tactful use of social network Twitter to interact with fans, employees, and fellow creators, has just quit his job at DC comics via a series of tweets. Rob started off like this:
Just finished sending my thank you's to DC personnel. Officially got off the DC52 treadmill this morning...
Scott Clark will be replacing me p. Deathstroke. Marat will continue the work on Grifter...I had a great time at DC.
For those not aware, Marat Mychaels is Rob's personal manservant. Think Jerome to Morris Day in Purple Rain.
I believe in what DC is doing, but had to preserve my sanity.
I walked off all 3 books. Can't wait to see any attempts to spin. I have every email.
Well, we'll do our best. He continued:
The 0's are my last issues. Thanks for all the love.
This represents a new record, as usually #1's are where he leaves off. HUZZAH!
This is the 4th time I quit in the last 4 months. This time it will stick.
Reasons are the same as everyone's that you hear. I lasted a few months longer than I thought possible.
Massive indecision, last minute and I mean LAST minute changes that alter everything. Editor pissing contests... No thxnjs
Last week my editor said " early on we had a lot of indie talent that weren't used to re-writes and changes..made it hard". Uh, no, it's you
The quick turnaround from "had a great time at DC" to completely MFing them, which took about five minutes, represents one of the fastest descents into shit-talking ever witnessed on the internet.
On a related note, the national unemployment rate just dropped .1 due to all the writing positions opened up by Liefeld's departure.
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