History YMMV / GarthEnnis

20th Apr '18 6:34:57 AM HailMuffins
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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of
his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} God, Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of
of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD King]],[[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} God, Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
20th Apr '18 6:34:04 AM HailMuffins
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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} God, Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* BrokenBase: As an author who A: [[AuthorTract shamelessly uses his works to preach his beliefs]] and B: writes ''extremely'' divisive material, it should be no surprise that Garth Ennis elicits reactions from the comic-reader crowd that are as passionate as they are mixed. One side has people praising him as the herald of the true future of comics and the dispenser of ultimate wisdom, the other lambastes him as a preachy, arrogant hack who relies on shock and BileFascination to make a name for himself. There is almost no middle ground at all.
* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of of
his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} God, Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
17th Apr '18 5:04:55 PM LikeVileVillians
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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} God, Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
22nd Mar '18 12:26:25 AM AnotherDuck
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: As an author who A: [[AuthorTract shamelessly uses his works to preach his beliefs]] and B: writes ''extremely'' divisive material, it should be no surprise that Garth Ennis elicits reactions from the comic-reader crowd that are as passionate as they are mixed. One side has people praising him as the herald of the true future of comics and the dispenser of ultimate wisdom, the other lambastes him as a preachy, arrogant hack who relies on shock and BileFascination to make a name for himself, and lost in between are the reasonable voices saying he's got both valid points and legitimate flaws.
6th Jan '18 2:43:56 PM BeastC
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* PromotedFanboy: He [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/08/24/garth-ennis-when-2000ad-was-the-future/ was a big fan]] of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' and especially ''Judge Dredd'' as a kid. He considers this to have been detrimental to his run on the strip, as he felt that he had too much respect for the character to make fun with many of his stories.
** Played with on his run on ''ComicStrip/DanDare''; in an essay to the collected edition, he openly acknowledges that while he respects the character he has no particular sentimental attachment to him; he does, however, appreciate the values that Dare's creator imbued him with, which attracted him to the project.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: A lot of his best-written characters are Irish.

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* PromotedFanboy: He [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/08/24/garth-ennis-when-2000ad-was-the-future/ was a big fan]] of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' and especially ''Judge Dredd'' as a kid. He considers this to have been detrimental to his run on the strip, as he felt that he had too much respect for the character to make fun with many of his stories.
** Played with on his run on ''ComicStrip/DanDare''; in an essay to the collected edition, he openly acknowledges that while he respects the character he has no particular sentimental attachment to him; he does, however, appreciate the values that Dare's creator imbued him with, which attracted him to the project.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: A lot of his best-written characters are Irish.
22nd Dec '17 5:43:43 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: As an author who A: [[AuthorTract shamelessly uses his works to preach his beliefs]] and B: writes ''extremely'' divisive material, it should be no surprise that Garth Ennis elicits reactions from the comic-reader crowd that are as passionate as they are mixed. One side has people praising him as the herald of the true future of comics and the dispenser of ultimate wisdom, the other lambastes him as a preachy, arrogant hack who relies on shock and BileFascination to make a name for himself, and lost in between are the reasonable voices saying he's got both valid points and legitimate flaws.
6th Apr '17 9:59:05 PM Scraggle
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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Edward Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Edward Emad Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
23rd Mar '17 7:42:22 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Edward Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda]], Barracuda, Gen. Kreigkopf]], [[Monster/SpiderMan Carl King]], [[Monster/TwoThousandAD Sabbat, Cal]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Edward Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], [[YMMV/FuryMax Rudi Gagarin]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
18th Mar '17 8:14:57 AM Wuz
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many CompleteMonster: Oh so many of his villains.villains. [[Monster/ThePunisher Nicky Cavella, William Rawlins, the Slavers, Barracuda]], [[YMMV/ThorVikings Harald Jaekelsson]], [[YMMV/TheBoys Black Noir, John Godolkin]], [[YMMV/{{Preacher}} Marie L'Angell, Jody]], [[YMMV/Hitman1993 Tom Dawson, Mr. Truman]], [[YMMV/{{Stitched}} Edward Homayoun]], [[YMMV/BackToBrooklyn Churchill, Penny Saetta]], [[YMMV/{{Caliban}} the Big Bad of Caliban]], he's got enough to fill out a whole sub-page by himself. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
14th Feb '17 6:26:38 AM Polokun
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
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