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Image Comics' Eric Stephenson: "We are once again falling victim to our worst instincts"

Discussion in 'Comic Book Culture' started by Wonder Woman, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2002
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    Image Comics' Eric Stephenson made a great speech about the history of comics and why, once again, comic companies are getting greed and lettign short-term thinking dictate future plans. It's a great read for anyone interested in the medium and concerned about the current state of their favorite publishers:

    The whole transcript is here:

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  2. Stu

    Stu Marvel Animation Age Webmaster
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    Apr 15, 2002
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    Stunningly accurate. As someone who has dropped every last book I was readying over the years, the author shows great insight into what has turned me away.

    This fad of a new #1 every few years needs to stop, as people have stopped buying into it. It also seems to create unnecessary changes to characters, most of which are illogical. I liked Dan Slott's run on Amazing and loved his Superior Spider-Man, but I am not buying this Tony Stark inspired revamp... Peter Parker is an everyman, albeit, a science prodigy, but still an everyman. Making him a globe trotting, tech based superhero simply isn't Spider-Man.

    Most of the rest of the characters I liked are unrecognisable. Thor is a woman, The Falcon is Captain America, Daredevil has reverted to what it's spent the last 5 years avoiding... all for the sake of a new #1s off the back of another event.

    And while this seems trivial in the grand scheme of things, every single last revamped costume looks utterly horrible.

    No thank you.
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