History CreatorBreakdown / ComicBooks

23rd Jan '16 10:05:29 AM nombretomado
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* SteveDitko is the revered co-creator of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse among other creations. However, when he does not have a collaborator like Creator/StanLee to restrain him (or add his more humanistic viewpoint), his later stories tend to be barely more than self-righteous lectures about Objectivism.

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* SteveDitko Creator/SteveDitko is the revered co-creator of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse among other creations. However, when he does not have a collaborator like Creator/StanLee to restrain him (or add his more humanistic viewpoint), his later stories tend to be barely more than self-righteous lectures about Objectivism.
6th Dec '15 5:37:43 PM nombretomado
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** Morrison also admitted that personal tragedies contributed to the very dark "Planet X" arc of ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
** ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was largely Morrison's way of dealing with his father's death. That theme also ran into ''SevenSoldiers'' and his Batman run. When it was pointed out that he didn't really touch on motherhood as much Morrison acknowledged that it might have largely to do with the fact that his mother is alive and perfectly healthy for the foreseeable future.

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** Morrison also admitted that personal tragedies contributed to the very dark "Planet X" arc of ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
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** ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' was largely Morrison's way of dealing with his father's death. That theme also ran into ''SevenSoldiers'' ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' and his Batman run. When it was pointed out that he didn't really touch on motherhood as much Morrison acknowledged that it might have largely to do with the fact that his mother is alive and perfectly healthy for the foreseeable future.
4th Dec '15 9:17:02 PM FF32
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* Creator/JackChick went through a CreatorBreakdown that, for all intents and purposes, is still going on. He suffered a stroke in '96, and his ability to draw has slowly deteriorated ever since.

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* Creator/JackChick [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] went through a CreatorBreakdown that, for all intents and purposes, is still going on. He suffered a stroke in '96, and his ability to draw has slowly deteriorated ever since.
18th Oct '15 1:42:21 PM StFan
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* Rob Schrab's difficult breakup and struggles with legal ownership of his characters as well as difficulties in getting his work adapted into other media combined to completely derail ''ScudTheDisposableAssassin'' towards the end of its initial run; the series starts out as a slightly surreal action comedy, but gets completely derailed near the end and concludes rather abruptly with the protagonist's girlfriend [[spoiler: butchered by sadistic angels, and a general theme of "there is no God."]] The 2008 series reboot is much less bitter and has a much more satisfying ending.

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* Rob Schrab's difficult breakup and struggles with legal ownership of his characters as well as difficulties in getting his work adapted into other media combined to completely derail ''ScudTheDisposableAssassin'' ''ComicBook/ScudTheDisposableAssassin'' towards the end of its initial run; the series starts out as a slightly surreal action comedy, but gets completely derailed near the end and concludes rather abruptly with the protagonist's girlfriend [[spoiler: butchered [[spoiler:butchered by sadistic angels, and a general theme of "there is no God."]] The 2008 series reboot is much less bitter and has a much more satisfying ending.
17th Oct '15 9:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* An interesting if entirely fictional variant came in the Superman one-shot 'Under A Yellow Sun'. After years of mentioning PostCrisis Clark Kent's career as a novelist, we actually see some, featuring a swashbuckling hero through whom Clark works out his other career's ups and downs. During a particularly bad patch in which his Sisyphean battle with the CorruptCorporateExecutive version of Lex Luthor is going not well at all, he has his character finally kill the bad guy, a choice for which Lois lambastes him. After reminding himself of some necessary truths about the never-ending-battle, he has the character do what he has always done, sparing and even saving the life of the worst person he knows. The irony comes when he receives praise for the novel from closet page-turner popcorn-reader Luthor.

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* An interesting if entirely fictional variant came in the Superman one-shot 'Under A Yellow Sun'. After years of mentioning PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis Clark Kent's career as a novelist, we actually see some, featuring a swashbuckling hero through whom Clark works out his other career's ups and downs. During a particularly bad patch in which his Sisyphean battle with the CorruptCorporateExecutive version of Lex Luthor is going not well at all, he has his character finally kill the bad guy, a choice for which Lois lambastes him. After reminding himself of some necessary truths about the never-ending-battle, he has the character do what he has always done, sparing and even saving the life of the worst person he knows. The irony comes when he receives praise for the novel from closet page-turner popcorn-reader Luthor.
10th Oct '15 9:19:23 AM nombretomado
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* James Robinson's controversial ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run contains several instances showing the author's increasing frustration with the criticism of his work. The final issue notably expresses Robinson's annoyance at his run being cut short by the impending [[{{New 52}} DC reboot]] and contains a pointed TakeThat directed at the run's critics, with Batman stating he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall didn't care if the public didn't embrace that iteration of the team]].

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* James Robinson's controversial ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run contains several instances showing the author's increasing frustration with the criticism of his work. The final issue notably expresses Robinson's annoyance at his run being cut short by the impending [[{{New [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} DC reboot]] and contains a pointed TakeThat directed at the run's critics, with Batman stating he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall didn't care if the public didn't embrace that iteration of the team]].



* Creator/JackKirby had this ''bad'' in the late 1960s. Oh sure, he was the King of Comics, and his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks SilverAge]] Marvel stuff is considered some of the best comics ever, but he had a lot of personal issues on his plate. He was getting more and more flustered over his lack of creative control, he couldn't negotiate for a higher salary or even make sure that his family would be provided for if anything happened to him (nowadays this stuff is guaranteed in the industry), Stan Lee was getting all the good press, and he was terrified that he would lose his job if anybody found out that he was going blind in one of his eyes. Then came the 1969 ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' issue that lost him his crown.

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* Creator/JackKirby had this ''bad'' in the late 1960s. Oh sure, he was the King of Comics, and his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks SilverAge]] [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Marvel stuff is considered some of the best comics ever, but he had a lot of personal issues on his plate. He was getting more and more flustered over his lack of creative control, he couldn't negotiate for a higher salary or even make sure that his family would be provided for if anything happened to him (nowadays this stuff is guaranteed in the industry), Stan Lee was getting all the good press, and he was terrified that he would lose his job if anybody found out that he was going blind in one of his eyes. Then came the 1969 ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' issue that lost him his crown.
8th Oct '15 5:15:35 PM nombretomado
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* GeoffJohns' sister died in the crash of TWA Flight 800. Surprisingly, nothing horrible happened to the character based on her, the Star-Spangled Kid (now known as Stargirl). However, the situation did inspire an influential arc of ''[[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'', in which Atom Smasher [[spoiler:loses his mother in an airplane crash, then substitutes the villain Extant -- who killed Al's godfather -- in place of his mother after a big reality-altering plot implodes]]. This led to the revitalization of Black Adam and the series' arguable high point, ''Black Reign''.

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* GeoffJohns' Creator/GeoffJohns' sister died in the crash of TWA Flight 800. Surprisingly, nothing horrible happened to the character based on her, the Star-Spangled Kid (now known as Stargirl). However, the situation did inspire an influential arc of ''[[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'', in which Atom Smasher [[spoiler:loses his mother in an airplane crash, then substitutes the villain Extant -- who killed Al's godfather -- in place of his mother after a big reality-altering plot implodes]]. This led to the revitalization of Black Adam and the series' arguable high point, ''Black Reign''.
24th Sep '15 3:57:42 PM nombretomado
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** There's also a shot at relative newcomer [[GrantMorrisonsBatman Batwing]] getting his own title while several of Robinson's characters were slated to be sent to ComicBookLimbo or {{retcon}}ed out of existence.

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** There's also a shot at relative newcomer [[GrantMorrisonsBatman [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batwing]] getting his own title while several of Robinson's characters were slated to be sent to ComicBookLimbo or {{retcon}}ed out of existence.
26th Aug '15 2:32:07 PM R.G.
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* Bill Jemas wrote a miniseries called ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}''which began as a parody of comic books, then after two issues the series devolved into Bill Jemas preaching his (completely nonsensical and almost universally factually wrong) philosophies of life, the universe, and everything. The series was widely critically panned even before jumping the shark and didn't sell well ''at all.'' The penultimate issue of the comic[[note]] the final issue of the comic was just a set of submission guidelines for Epic Comics [[/note]] has the main character retelling the entire story to a comic publisher- with both agreeing that the story is ''the most important story that could ever be told''- but it isn't published because all audiences want in comics are superheroes. The entire issue reads like a diatribe against the comic's readers (or more likely; the lack thereof) for not understanding its genius. Jemas was convinced Marville didn't succeed because comics readers have no interest in non-superhero stories, and immediately after publishing the final issue Jemas founded the Epic line of Marvel Comics.

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* Bill Jemas wrote a miniseries called ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}''which ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}'' which began as a parody of comic books, then after two issues the series devolved into Bill Jemas preaching his (completely nonsensical and almost universally factually wrong) philosophies of life, the universe, and everything. The series was widely critically panned even before jumping the shark and didn't sell well ''at all.'' The penultimate issue of the comic[[note]] the final issue of the comic was just a set of submission guidelines for Epic Comics [[/note]] has the main character retelling the entire story to a comic publisher- with both agreeing that the story is ''the most important story that could ever be told''- but it isn't published because all audiences want in comics are superheroes. The entire issue reads like a diatribe against the comic's readers (or more likely; the lack thereof) for not understanding its genius. Jemas was convinced Marville didn't succeed because comics readers have no interest in non-superhero stories, and immediately after publishing the final issue Jemas founded the Epic line of Marvel Comics.
26th Aug '15 2:31:18 PM R.G.
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* Bill Jemas wrote a miniseries called ''Marville'' which began as a parody of comic books, then after two issues the series devolved into Bill Jemas preaching his (completely nonsensical and almost universally factually wrong) philosophies of life, the universe, and everything. The series was widely critically panned even before jumping the shark and didn't sell well ''at all.'' The penultimate issue of the comic[[note]] the final issue of the comic was just a set of submission guidelines for Epic Comics [[/note]] has the main character retelling the entire story to a comic publisher- with both agreeing that the story is ''the most important story that could ever be told''- but it isn't published because all audiences want in comics are superheroes. The entire issue reads like a diatribe against the comic's readers (or more likely; the lack thereof) for not understanding its genius. Jemas was convinced Marville didn't succeed because comics readers have no interest in non-superhero stories, and immediately after publishing the final issue Jemas founded the Epic line of Marvel Comics.

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* Bill Jemas wrote a miniseries called ''Marville'' which ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}''which began as a parody of comic books, then after two issues the series devolved into Bill Jemas preaching his (completely nonsensical and almost universally factually wrong) philosophies of life, the universe, and everything. The series was widely critically panned even before jumping the shark and didn't sell well ''at all.'' The penultimate issue of the comic[[note]] the final issue of the comic was just a set of submission guidelines for Epic Comics [[/note]] has the main character retelling the entire story to a comic publisher- with both agreeing that the story is ''the most important story that could ever be told''- but it isn't published because all audiences want in comics are superheroes. The entire issue reads like a diatribe against the comic's readers (or more likely; the lack thereof) for not understanding its genius. Jemas was convinced Marville didn't succeed because comics readers have no interest in non-superhero stories, and immediately after publishing the final issue Jemas founded the Epic line of Marvel Comics.
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