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As seen further down the page, each issue of the SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN miniseries had a one page story. Issue #5 had a less "meta" story where Jimmy Olsen and Perry White don't appear, but they are both awesome.
Written by Max Landis with art by Matthew Clark

AMERICAN ALIEN had a few references to the Christopher Nolan movie. Ra's Al Ghul (in his green business suit and fabulous cape outfit) is one of Bruce's teachers. This could be another one. "Harvey Dent is alive and killing people based on the flip of a coin, and Batman and Gordon are covering it up for reasons" would be an interesting plot for a Batman story.

Date: 2017-03-12 07:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
I have to refrain from what I want to say about Max Landis. Must not say anything...must not say anything....

Jimmy's letter reads like a breakup letter....or is it just me?

Date: 2017-03-12 09:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
You don't like Max Landis? His Dirk Gently series was really good. o_o

Date: 2017-03-12 10:53 am (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
He's a misogynist twerp, and his career in film was brought about solely by nepotism - as evidenced by the long string of flops under his belt.

Date: 2017-03-12 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Yeah, I remember reading about that, although not as of lately.

Date: 2017-03-12 09:47 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
He had a fairly recent...set of incidents, but in the aftermath of Nov. 2016 I suppose he's keeping quiet because his PR people are smart enough to know that there's a large crossover between "pop culture sexists" and "modern-day fascists".

Date: 2017-03-12 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
Took the words out of my mouth.

Date: 2017-03-13 08:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Huh. Well, fingers crossed for a turnaround.
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
Since you were talking about Max Landis, I read PR as Power Rangers (since he originally wrote the screenplay for the 2017 movie) and was confused for a moment about why Saban would be trying to defend him for any scandals.

Also, I could be misinterpreting things, but that VanityFair article did seem a bit mean spirited and unfair, and seemed to be calling him out for daring not to praise Arrival as a flawless masterpiece. I don't agree with his opinions about Star Wars or Arrival, myself, but his criticisms regarding the latter seemed more like disliking something that had women rather than disliking something *because* of women.
Edited Date: 2017-03-13 06:03 pm (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
As a fan of Dirk Gently, I think that was a pretty mean article. Bit of a spiteful character assassination.
zapbiffpow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
I...holy crap, I think it is. Where were the mods on this?

Date: 2017-03-13 04:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lamashtar
The letter isn't very professional. It reads like an internet conspiracy theorist who has no idea how actual investigative journalism works. This Jimmy would flip out when his pictures are treated like a cryptid sighting, quit, then go to work for Gawker. You know Gawker would be all about exposing secret identities.

..It is odd that his description of Lois sounds like a Trump cultist. There is at least one universe where she was basically a Fox News commentator..
Edited Date: 2017-03-13 04:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-14 06:55 am (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
It's not unlike the letter Lois sends Perry later in the same series when she's still a rookie reporter, along the lines of "you know I'm hot shit, why aren't you giving me pulitzer-prize-winning material?".

In both cases, clearly the work of a man who's never had to work a real job, never had to respect authority, and always tried to get what he wanted by aggressively whining.

Date: 2017-03-14 07:47 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
There was similar criticism made at the Netflix Karen Page. Anyone with experience just ripped the storyline of her becoming a Great Reporter with her own office apart..

Date: 2017-03-13 05:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Landis is a dude who desperately needs to grow up. Unfortunately, due to the nepotism that got him his job and the weird Hollywood inertia which keeps him getting work even after multiple flops, I doubt that will literally ever happen.

Date: 2017-03-12 08:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
This kinda reminds me of Supergirl James Olsen...or All-Star Superman Jimmy Olsen on a deeper read-through. I think.

Also, why is this storytelling format not a thing? I'd love a Detective Comics one-shot that's nothing but 32 stories like this.

Date: 2017-03-15 11:20 am (UTC)
zapbiffpow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zapbiffpow
Right, right! I think I have that issue someplace. Might post some of it.


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