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Quotes: Nineties Anti-Hero

"That's a character that Mark Waid invented that was really just put to me, like, 'come up with the most God awful, Rob Liefeld sort of design that you can' ...the scars, the thing going on with his eye, the arm, and what's with all the guns?"
Alex Ross on creating Magog

"Instead of serving as the deliciously targeted critique of fascist superheroics that it was, Rorschach got adopted as the iconic and default form of comic book vigilante for, basically, the next twenty years. The only major developments in the Rorschach concept were basically to add guns and robot arms."

"In roughly the span of a page or so, Kaine has dismantled the Kraven stand-in and kills him with his stupid 'Mark of Kaine' face-disfigurement move I canít even bother to want to explain. Yeah! Doesnít that make you want to go out and read a million Kaine comics right now? I mean what could be more interesting than scowling on a rooftop and then slapping around all of the interesting characters before offhandedly killing the bad guy? Iím sure at the time Marvel wrote the issues they were dreaming of a Kaine ongoing series and Kaine underoos and Kaine video games."

"It seems that Ubisoft decided that emo culture was "in," so they went around the office one morning and fired everyone who was smiling. The Prince was suddenly staring out from under a black Robert Smith fringe and growling angry threats at supercilious badass action girls showing off more flesh than a surgeon's convention."

Yahtzee: 3D Realms of Duke Nukem Forever "fame" released a new trailer for a new game they're making called Bombshell... It looked like a character by someone with a game design degree to show that they're doing some work; their first piece of concept art.
Gabriel: A fifteen year-old who just watched Tank Girl.
Yahtzee: A lady in a bikini top with a punk hairstyle, and a cyborg arm. We have gone nowhere, 3D Realms, have we?
Gabriel: We've regressed! It was so uniquely terrible in every terrible way, just—and the execution was 1990s-ish...
Yahtzee: I think that's not giving the nineties any credit at all.
Gabriel: Yeah, y'know, I fuckin' take that back.
Let's Drown Out Alien≥ (SNES)

Teenage reaction: Once I got him, Vincent never left my party. Ever. "He's like Shadow, Magus, and Trent Reznor all rolled up into one! So cool!"
Twentysomething reaction: "Oh my god would you please just put a sock in it already."

"The acting blows. This is yet another example of people interpreting stoic and tortured with bored to tears. The normally fired up (Antonio) Bandaras is hunched over with a sleepy glaze over his eyes and he droooooonnnnnes out his lines like he drank NyQuil and stuffed his mouth with cotton balls before his shots. (Lucy) Liu similarly just walks around with a deadpan stare and gives a rare three word response to someone like 'Iíll kill you' or 'Pain donít hurt'."

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