History CreatorBreakdown / ComicBooks

16th Feb '17 9:12:33 PM Mujaki
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** His work in Comicbook/UltimateXMen had a bit of foreshadowing to this. The book always had a cynical edge to it (even moreso than Millar's concurrent work in Comicbook/TheUltimates, which at least had BlackComedy to blunt it's sharp corners), but took a nosedive into [[CrapsackWorld [=GrimDark=]]] during the "Weapon X" story arc. To be fair, Millar was hospitalized for a debilitating illness and in chronic pain during his early tenure on the book, and he [[WordOfGod later admitted in an interview]] that he was probably projecting his own misery onto the characters.
16th Jan '17 6:59:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s final ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' arc was basically a metaphor for his then-deteriorating relationship with DC Comics. Near the end of the story, most of the League's members have quit (in real life most were taken away from Dwayne due to ExecutiveMeddling) and several other members, notably ComicBook/BlackCanary, begin to question their commitment to the team and whether or not they even care enough to continue protecting the world.

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* {{Dwayne Creator/{{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s final ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' arc was basically a metaphor for his then-deteriorating relationship with DC Comics. Near the end of the story, most of the League's members have quit (in real life most were taken away from Dwayne due to ExecutiveMeddling) and several other members, notably ComicBook/BlackCanary, begin to question their commitment to the team and whether or not they even care enough to continue protecting the world.



* In-universe in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': Jolly Blackburn wrote a "review" of the Gary Jackson HackMaster novel ''The Lady is a Thief''. The protagonist was based on Gary's wife Heidi, and [[CharacterDerailment becomes evil and vicious for no good reason]] at the point of the novel that was written during Gary's divorce. According to the review, the book was pulled from publication after Heidi sued for defamation, and only a few stray copies remain in circulation.

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* In-universe in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': Jolly Blackburn wrote a "review" of the Gary Jackson HackMaster TabletopGame/HackMaster novel ''The Lady is a Thief''. The protagonist was based on Gary's wife Heidi, and [[CharacterDerailment becomes evil and vicious for no good reason]] at the point of the novel that was written during Gary's divorce. According to the review, the book was pulled from publication after Heidi sued for defamation, and only a few stray copies remain in circulation.
8th Jan '17 2:10:54 PM nombretomado
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* After the death of Creator/JephLoeb's son, Sam, there was a notable change in the theme and mood of Loeb's comics writing. He used one of his scripts and created "Sam story" comics for ComicBook/SupermanBatman, and then retired from comics. Later his friends at Marvel convinced Loeb to return to the industry and work for Marvel. Since then Loeb wrote a mini-series about how several characters mourn Sam's death through the proxy that is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, dropped a steaming load of controversial plot onto the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk series, and tore through the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe]] with [[KillEmAll Tomino-like]] reckless abandon. (It takes a Wikipedia page to list all of the characters that died in his ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}} limited series) Losing a son is never easy...

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* After the death of Creator/JephLoeb's son, Sam, there was a notable change in the theme and mood of Loeb's comics writing. He used one of his scripts and created "Sam story" comics for ComicBook/SupermanBatman, and then retired from comics. Later his friends at Marvel convinced Loeb to return to the industry and work for Marvel. Since then Loeb wrote a mini-series about how several characters mourn Sam's death through the proxy that is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, dropped a steaming load of controversial plot onto the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk series, and tore through the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe]] with [[KillEmAll Tomino-like]] reckless abandon. (It takes a Wikipedia page to list all of the characters that died in his ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}} limited series) Losing a son is never easy...
26th Oct '16 8:10:16 PM PaulA
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* When PeterDavid started writing ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', he promised that he wouldn't kill off Betty Ross, Hulk's long-time love interest, partly because the character was one of his wife's favorites. Years later, he and his wife went through a painful divorce. Not long after ''that'', Betty Ross met a rather painful end in the comics. David has since come out and admitted that the strip was more than a little influenced by his real-life circumstances and, had things happened differently (not limited to the fact that he was soon taken off the book), he would have let Betty live.

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* When PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid started writing ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', he promised that he wouldn't kill off Betty Ross, Hulk's long-time love interest, partly because the character was one of his wife's favorites. Years later, he and his wife went through a painful divorce. Not long after ''that'', Betty Ross met a rather painful end in the comics. David has since come out and admitted that the strip was more than a little influenced by his real-life circumstances and, had things happened differently (not limited to the fact that he was soon taken off the book), he would have let Betty live.
31st Jul '16 9:57:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''Adventures of Barry Ween'' creator Creator/JuddWinick wrote a touching graphic novel about his friendship with fellow ''MTV's Real World'' co-star Pedro Zamora and Pedro's eventual death, ''Pedro And Me''. Since then, much of Winick's work - particular at DCComics - has consisted of [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Issues]] involving HIV and homosexuality.

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* ''Adventures of Barry Ween'' creator Creator/JuddWinick wrote a touching graphic novel about his friendship with fellow ''MTV's Real World'' co-star Pedro Zamora and Pedro's eventual death, ''Pedro And Me''. Since then, much of Winick's work - particular at DCComics Creator/DCComics - has consisted of [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Issues]] involving HIV and homosexuality.
23rd Jul '16 4:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* It can't be a coincidence that CarlBarks wrote ''Back to the Klondike'' -- the first allusion to a tragic romance in Scrooge [=McDuck's=] past -- right after [[http://www.cbarks.dk/thestorycommentariesfc0456.htm his divorce from his second wife]]. It would certainly explain his "[[WhatWereYouThinking What Was I Thinking?]]" reaction to the UnfortunateImplications he didn't even realize he'd implied until the censors pointed them out.

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* It can't be a coincidence that CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks wrote ''Back to the Klondike'' -- the first allusion to a tragic romance in Scrooge [=McDuck's=] past -- right after [[http://www.cbarks.dk/thestorycommentariesfc0456.htm his divorce from his second wife]]. It would certainly explain his "[[WhatWereYouThinking What Was I Thinking?]]" reaction to the UnfortunateImplications he didn't even realize he'd implied until the censors pointed them out.
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}}''.
''ComicBook/NewXMen''.
** ''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.
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