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Hoo boy, this is getting good. JMS posted a graph showing the sales on Amazing Spider-Man have fallen since his departure (and the start of the BND status quo) on his Facebook, and needless to say Steve Wacker ain't too happy about it.

Too much to summarize, so you can read all about it here. What I find hilarious is how Wacker points out how they had the most successful issue of the last 15 years, but doesn't mention that it's the one with Barack Obama on the cover right after he was elected. Anyone want to guess why that was a huge success?

For legality...

This comes from (of course) Amazing Spider-Man #50.

Date: 2011-12-11 09:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] suzene
Wacker: Has a history of being thoroughly unpleasant to any fan who doesn't think Marvel's handling of the Spidey-family has been super-duper fun cool. Sympathy: 0.

JMS: I suspect he googles his own name several dozen times a day, given how often I've seen him show up on random message boards just because he was mentioned, and this smells of grudgewank. Sympathy also at zero.

Waid: Would be getting backpats for being the adult in the group, except that he just took a swipe at someone who claims to have had to back off of his Superman and Wonder Woman runs due to health issues. (Admittedly, given JMS' history, I'd be inclined to take it with a grain of salt myself, but unless we've got proof that that it's not true...)

In short, not really impressed with anyone involved here.

Date: 2011-12-11 01:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Quitting aside, they still weren't very good issues. Heck, I'd say the quitting is when both story arcs improved a lot...

Date: 2011-12-11 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lencannon
The tale of Superman, the oddly racist libertarians walk across the US.

Date: 2011-12-11 03:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Or the tale of Wonder Woman, the story where we follow a heroine of which we know nothing about until Phil Hester shows up and kicks the plot into high gear.

Date: 2011-12-11 05:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i get what JMS was trying to do there, and i think it worked very well.... when he wasn't writing it... when hester picked it up he told JMS' story better than JMS

Date: 2011-12-12 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadwing
Yeah it's when Hester took over stuff started to HAPPEN and made me REALLY hacked when the did the Reboot Cuz I wanted to see what he could do Solo

Date: 2011-12-11 04:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] suzene
If he'd left it at the "long, boring walk across America", comment, I'd say it was all fair game so far as taking the wind out of JMS's sails (because, yes, seriously, not very good comics). Bringing up the delays or the lack of resolution is a dick move, though -- it's not like the guy was off playing video games.

Date: 2011-12-12 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
JMS has something of a habit of not finishing Stories.

I'm still waiting for resolution of The Twelve. (Well, except that I'm actually not. I enjoyed the book when it was coming out, but not enough that 3 years is an acceptable delay.)

Date: 2011-12-12 11:05 pm (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
I noted that above. But the Superman/Wonder Woman debacle was the first time I've ever heard him claim that it was due to health problems, and not due to giving priority to other projects.

Date: 2011-12-11 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
The mature one was Dan Slott.

Date: 2011-12-12 05:06 am (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Ever since he showed up on the personal journal of one of his critics and engaged in some whining, "maturity" and "Dan Slott" are words I have a hard time using too close to each other. But yes, it is nice that he decided not to contribute to this slapfight -- it really didn't need the help.


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