History Creator / ChristopherPriestComics

14th Dec '15 4:30:48 PM Gregzilla
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His work is known for non-linear storytelling, snark, meta-commentary, snark, deconstruction of the genre, snark, subtlety, snark, verbosity, snark, pith, snark, character driven plots, and snark. Or, if you prefer, AnachronicOrder, WorldOfSnark, LampshadeHanging, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, SarcasmMode, DeconstructiveParody, TheSnarkKnigh}, GettingCrapPastTheRadar, VitriolicBest Buds, WallOfText, DeadpanSnarker, WhamLine, SnarkToSnarkCombat, CharacterDevelopment, and BetterThanABareBulb.

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His work is known for non-linear storytelling, snark, meta-commentary, snark, deconstruction of the genre, snark, subtlety, snark, verbosity, snark, pith, snark, character driven plots, and snark. Or, if you prefer, AnachronicOrder, WorldOfSnark, LampshadeHanging, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, SarcasmMode, DeconstructiveParody, TheSnarkKnigh}, GettingCrapPastTheRadar, VitriolicBest Buds, VitriolicBestBuds, WallOfText, DeadpanSnarker, WhamLine, SnarkToSnarkCombat, CharacterDevelopment, and BetterThanABareBulb.
2nd Nov '15 11:38:32 AM StFan
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He also worked on ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueTaskForce'', and other, less popular/successful characters and teams (including his doomed-from-the-starting-gate epic, ''Comicbook/TheCrew''.) He never really got a crack at writing Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, or any other A-list character. Reports of how bitter (or not) he was over this vary. While a lot of his fans like to claim racism is responsible, Priest himself has always taken the high road, focusing more on just exactly how difficult it is to truly break through in the industry, particularly if your first or second project isn't an enormous success, and the tendency of DC and Marvel to give their flagship books to flagship talent.

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He also worked on ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}'', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueTaskForce'', and other, less popular/successful characters and teams (including his doomed-from-the-starting-gate epic, ''Comicbook/TheCrew''.''ComicBook/TheCrew''.) He never really got a crack at writing Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, or any other A-list character. Reports of how bitter (or not) he was over this vary. While a lot of his fans like to claim racism is responsible, Priest himself has always taken the high road, focusing more on just exactly how difficult it is to truly break through in the industry, particularly if your first or second project isn't an enormous success, and the tendency of DC and Marvel to give their flagship books to flagship talent.



** In TheCrew, the Call knows where you live, and will show up there with a couple of dangerous renegade superheroes in tow.

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** In TheCrew, ''ComicBook/TheCrew'', the Call knows where you live, and will show up there with a couple of dangerous renegade superheroes in tow.



* WretchedHive: Little Mogadishu, from TheCrew.

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* WretchedHive: WretchedHive:
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Little Mogadishu, from TheCrew.''ComicBook/TheCrew''.
31st Oct '15 8:42:32 PM nombretomado
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* BlackBestFriend: Played with a lot in QuantumAndWoody, as Quantum is so ridiculously straight-laced and suburban that people are usually shocked to find out he's black under his costume.

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* BlackBestFriend: Played with a lot in QuantumAndWoody, ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody, as Quantum is so ridiculously straight-laced and suburban that people are usually shocked to find out he's black under his costume.
31st Oct '15 8:42:24 PM nombretomado
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* AffectionateParody: QuantumAndWoody is this to superhero comics in general.

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* AffectionateParody: QuantumAndWoody ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody is this to superhero comics in general.



** Gender flipped in QuantumAndWoody. Quantum was Betty, Woody was Veronica, and Amy Fishbein was Archie.

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** Gender flipped in QuantumAndWoody.ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody. Quantum was Betty, Woody was Veronica, and Amy Fishbein was Archie.
24th Oct '15 4:45:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Everett K. Ross, Woody, and Deadpool are all pros. Ray eventually gets pretty good at it. Savage is a master.
13th May '15 6:44:13 PM nombretomado
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Happens occasionally in Priest works. This possibility is brought up repeatedly with regards to Triumph, though it never reaches fruition under Priest. GrantMorrison eventually picked up the plot thread, though.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Happens occasionally in Priest works. This possibility is brought up repeatedly with regards to Triumph, though it never reaches fruition under Priest. GrantMorrison Creator/GrantMorrison eventually picked up the plot thread, though.
10th Mar '15 12:07:12 AM rjung
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His most famous works were ComicBook/{{Quantum And Woody}} (about two dysfunctional best friends turned superheroes), [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]] And ComicBook/IronFist (about two dysfunctional superheroes turned best friends), ComicBook/TheRay (which was ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' ten years before Invincible, only with lots more TimeTravel and [[ThePlan Gambitting]]), and perhaps most famously, his ComicBook/BlackPanther relaunch, considered by many (if not most) fans to be the definitive take on Panther, and is largely credited with legitimizing the character beyond being "that black guy in the back of the Avengers team photos".

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His most famous works were ComicBook/{{Quantum ''ComicBook/{{Quantum And Woody}} Woody}}'' (about two dysfunctional best friends turned superheroes), [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire ''[[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]] And ComicBook/IronFist ComicBook/IronFist'' (about two dysfunctional superheroes turned best friends), ComicBook/TheRay ''ComicBook/TheRay'' (which was ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' ten years before Invincible, only with lots more TimeTravel and [[ThePlan Gambitting]]), and perhaps most famously, his ComicBook/BlackPanther ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' relaunch, considered by many (if not most) fans to be the definitive take on Panther, and is largely credited with legitimizing the character beyond being "that black guy in the back of the Avengers team photos".
19th Aug '14 5:15:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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* DeathbyOriginStory: Occasionally, most famously with Quantum and Woody's fathers. Memorably played with and eventually averted in ''ComicBook/TheRay''.

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* DeathbyOriginStory: DeathByOriginStory: Occasionally, most famously with Quantum and Woody's fathers. Memorably played with and eventually averted in ''ComicBook/TheRay''.
19th Aug '14 5:12:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Most ''Black Panther'' stories, and a lot of the ''Justice League Task Force'' stuff. Quantum usually thinks this is going on, but he's never right.

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** Most ''Black Panther'' ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' stories, and a lot of the ''Justice League Task Force'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueTaskForce'' stuff. Quantum usually thinks this is going on, but he's never right.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Priest's never-realized run on a mainstream Justice League title might have been fantastic... his Martian Manhunter is often regarded as one of the best takes on the character, and pretty much everyone agrees that he did great things in his limited opportunities with Batman, Aquaman, etc.



** This can be extended to Priest's whole career... had he burned one fewer bridge, or stayed in the industry one more year, or had one more artist that "got" him, he might be talked about in the same breath as Morrison, Moore, etc... instead, he's "that black guy who wrote Panther".

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** This can be extended to Priest's whole career... had he burned one fewer bridge, or stayed in the industry one more year, or had one more artist that "got" him, he might be talked about in the same breath as Morrison, Moore, etc... instead, he's "that black guy who wrote Panther". Priest's never-realized run on a mainstream Justice League title might have been fantastic... his Martian Manhunter is often regarded as one of the best takes on the character, and pretty much everyone agrees that he did great things in his limited opportunities with Batman, Aquaman, etc.
12th Aug '14 1:20:26 AM Anicomicgeek
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* DeathbyOriginStory: Occasionally, most famously with Quantum and Woody's fathers. Memorably played with and eventually averted in {{The Ray}}.

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* DeathbyOriginStory: Occasionally, most famously with Quantum and Woody's fathers. Memorably played with and eventually averted in {{The Ray}}.''ComicBook/TheRay''.



* DieHardOnAnX: Priest pitched, described, and wrote his Deadpool run as "{{Seinfeld}} with supervillains".

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* DieHardOnAnX: Priest pitched, described, and wrote his Deadpool run as "{{Seinfeld}} "''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' with supervillains".
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