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SDCC: Dynamite Denies Profiling as Ron Marz Takes Over "Warlord of Mars"

Written by ThanosCopter on Thursday, July 24 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

SDCC: Dynamite Denies Profiling as Ron Marz Takes Over

The comic publisher is refuting charges that they're hiring writers based solely on their last name.

Source: CBR (Quotes taken from ThanosCopter Newswire)

When Dynamite announced a new John Carter: Warlord of Mars, they were expecting comic sites to respond with a couple of new articles, and a maybe a few stray jokes about the failed Disney movie John Carter.  What they weren't expecting was a firestorm of controversy as the publisher was accused of profiling their creators and putting them on titles that sort of related to their last name.  

"Ron Marz?  Warlord of Mars?" said famed comic book activist Jamie McClellan. "This is a clear and shameful case of profiling.  You just can't put writers on certain comic books just because their name has something to do with the comic's name." 

"What's next, a book about a prostitute's clients by Geoff Johns?" McClellan continued. "A story about lemurs by Jeff Lemire? An atlas illustrated by Greg Land? If we allow this sort of thing to stand, all creators might one day be forced to only write certain type of comics, which could potentially put dozens of creators out of work."

With #hirecreatorsnotnames trending on Twitter and Tumblr users getting involved, Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci attempted to dismiss the criticism as needless controversy over nothing.  "Ron Marz is a fantastic professional and a great writer," Barrucci said in an interview with the Outhouse.  "We hired him because he brings a high-quality writing style to Warlord of Mars."

"All of Dynamite's creators have been hired solely because they're the best fit for the job, not because they have a last name that's somewhat related to the comic book title.  Whether it's Marz on Warlord of Mars or Jim McAsslesschaps on Lady Rawhide, we only hire the best creators."

However, we here at the Outhouse aren't entirely convinced.  As we were leaving Barrucci's office, we heard Barrucci tell his secretary to "call up Matt Brady and tell him that the Brady Bunch comic is being scrapped." 

Ron Marz and Abhishek Malsuni's John Carter: Warlord of Mars will be released by Dynamite in November.  



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