Date: 2019-03-13 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mazway_75
Dear Lord, now we have Mark Millar wanna-bes....

Date: 2019-03-13 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I mean, I think a lot of writers in the past couple decades have copied some of his worst tenancies but this just seems like a Mark Millar cover band covering all his "greatest hits" like "homophobia" and "Americans are stupid and full of themselves".

I have a hard time seeing Fuck as anything BUT a Millar character.

Date: 2019-03-13 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Is it correct to call them tenancies if Millar has been pushing the envelop on creator owned books, rather than work for hire?

Date: 2019-03-13 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I was thinking specifically of his past work in the Ultimates and the Authority and both of those were work for hire.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Knowing Starks' work I strongly suspect that Fuck will have much more going on under the hood than a typical Millar character. I'm also not sure if I necessarily think the joke there is homophobic? I really can't tell you how to react, but I think the joke is that the guy's dad was a homophobe and an idiot.

Do you think this "A" stands for "France"?

Date: 2019-03-14 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
"the guy's dad was a homophobe and an idiot"

I did take it that way (with the additional layer that Fuck is also an idiot* who may be in denial about or ashamed of his own sexuality**)

*The "Dayb" joke coming right after the comment about the US education system may be the most "Mark Millar" thing here.

**"Well, I'm tough as hell but sexually ambiguous" seems like a very odd way to respond to being asked if he's gay.

Date: 2019-03-14 08:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Reading the book, "Fuck Tarkington" is not even close to the silliest name in it.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I say this a fan of the writer, so ymmv, but that's a pretty huge disservice to Kyle Starks.

Starks' schtick as a writer in much of his work is riffing on action movie tropes, which isn't nearly the same as Millar's latter day edgelord output. Maybe this looks in the vaguest sense like something you'd see in a Millar book, but frankly, in a Millar book it would be much dumber, and you can bet one of the characters would be bragging about like, eating babies or something like that.

Date: 2019-03-13 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I've just been reading the Jughead comics Erica drew - which are great - but I'm having a hard time thinking of many artists who would be a worse match for this kind of comic. Were Art and Franco busy?

Date: 2019-03-14 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
They'd be amazing for this. :)

Date: 2019-03-14 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I'm just imagining someone's head exploding ... but drawn in crayon

Date: 2019-03-14 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
My pro-Erica biases are way too obvious, so I'll recuse myself from commenting on the series after this, but I think her droll approach is pretty much exactly what Starks is going for with the writing here. It's pretty obvious that banding this group together is a jaw-droppingly bad idea, and farce is the only mode in which it entertains or even makes any sense.

Date: 2019-03-14 12:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Yeah, I'm confused how this art isn't the perfect fit for this. I'm also confused by the Wannabe Millar talk above. This reads like straight-up farce. Millar writes characters he genuinely thinks are cool. He doesn't do straight farce like this.


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