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Swype File: DC's Brian Cunningham

Written by ThanosCopter on Thursday, July 18 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Swype File: DC's Brian Cunningham

The Outhouse swypes Bleeding Cool's Swype File feature to expose DC swyping from themselves.

CBR and Newsarama ran interviews with Brian Cunningham today about Trinity War.

Here's a couple of questions from Kiel Phegley of CBR and Cunningham's answer:

Phegley: Well, let's get back to mystery in a bit. First let's talk about the big moment: Superman's killing of Dr. Light. While it's pretty apparent that the Man of Steel wasn't necessarily in control of himself, I doubt that fact will have much impact on the immediate ramifications. What are the first impacts this death will have for this story?

Cunningham: The first impact it has is: What just happened? Did Superman really just kill Doctor Light? Everyone has an opinion. The JL and JLA finally have their epic slobberknocker. Surprising alliances will be formed. Friendships are put to the test. And the bad guys continue to hatch their nefarious plans.

Phegley: But back to our mysteries again. Superman's action wasn't just orchestrated by a mysterious foe. It was orchestrated as part of a much bigger plan -- one that involves the theft of the Justice League's personal files and some Kryptonite. Would you say the war between Justice Leagues that's broken out is a piece of this larger scheme or a lucky consequence for the mastermind?

The "bigger plan" will come to light as the story unfolds. But everything that has happened has been for a very calculated reason.

And the wildcard in all of this is master manipulator Amanda Waller, herself. No one except Waller truly wishes to consider the possibility that Doctor Light's death was anything more than an accident. And, savvy guy that he is, Steve Trevor wonders if Waller doesn't know more about the incident than she's letting on.

And here's a question from Newsarama's Vaneta Rogers and Cunningham's answer:

Rogers: Brian, the tone of the Trinity War story seems to have shifted somewhat, as the battle has ended and the focus is now on the murder mystery. Was that the intent and is that true of upcoming issues?

Cunningham: The heroes are in a bit of a quandary. They are trying to figure out if they are on the right side doing the right thing. Did Superman really kill Doctor Light? Was it an accident? Was he triggered to do so by Doctor Light himself? Did Pandora's Box plant something evil inside Superman? Or is there something else going on?

No one except Amanda Waller really wants to consider the possibility that Doctor Light's death wasn't an accident. And that makes Steve Trevor wonder if Waller doesn't know more about the incident than she's letting on.

Notice anything strange there? The bulk of both answers are word for word the same, almost as if they were copied and pasted, slightly rearranged, from one to the other. Actually, exactly like that, as we confirmed that these were email interviews.

How could this happen? How does a major corporate comic book publisher giving interviews to two huge media outlets reuse the same obviously copied and pasted answers to different questions from different interviewers? Who would be so careless and lazy as to do such a thing, and why?!

"They tell me, Vlad, copy paste answers to interview," said our unnamed source at DC.  "So that is what I do."

The real question on our minds, however, is which reporter recieved the original interview, and which the copy? Did Cunningham answer the questions of the lovely and talented Vaneta Rogers first, and then lazily reuse them for his interview with Phegley? Or was it the other way around? We need to know who should feel used and slighted by this whole ordeal! 

Is it the worst thing in the world? Of course not. But if you blatantly recycle answers on such a public stage, without even bothering to rephrase them, well, you deserve a little bit of ribbing.


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