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SDCC: Is DC Trying to Steal John Romita Jr. From Marvel?!

Written by Jude Terror on Sunday, July 21 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

SDCC: Is DC Trying to Steal John Romita Jr. From Marvel?!

The lifelong Marvel artist may take his weird, blocky fingers to DC to write and draw Superman!

Source: Bleeding Cool

Like, OMG, have you heard what Rich Johnston is saying about John Romita Jr.?! In totes scandalous news, Bleeding Cool is reporting that DC has offered JR Jr. the opportunity to write and draw Superman in an attempt to lure the lifelong Marvel artist over to their camp. DC has shown that it has absolutely no problem producing a really crappy book about a top tier character simply to bribe popular artists. Just look at David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight, the worst Batman book in living memory, or anything Tony Daniel writes. Or Rob Liefeld. Jesus.

If Johnston is correct, and let's face it, he probably is, then they could be in for the coup of the decade... if that decade were the 1990s. What DC doesn't understand is that people don't buy comics for artists anymore. They buy them for the writers, which DC seems to drive away in droves. Maybe DC thinks that artists who apparently have no business writing in the first place will be less likely to walk off a book when assaulted with neverending editorial interference.

It's an interesting strategy, and we'll have to see how it plays out. If Romita really is willing to jump ship from Marvel, I'd be interested in learning what they did to make Romita so willing to jump ship. I mean, it's not like we're talking about Superman from 30 years ago here, when it might have actually meant something to write and draw him. Superman and Batman are like the town bicycle at this point.


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