Disclaimer: This post has absolutely positively nothing to do with http://www.superdickery.com/ (a site that is well known for its analysis of comic book covers and its contention that Superman is a dick on occasion).
No, this post is focused on the dickery that certain comic fanboys have perpetrated. I’ve reread some examples of this phenomenon recorded on the blogosphere and this is by far the biggest example of such dickery this year (thus far).
The above link makes the following type of reaction to interacting with comic fanboys at comic book conventions and signings all the more understandable (and visually apt). Okay, so she isn’t a comic artist, but I bet every comic book pro (writer or artist) feels like this on the inside when some creep pulls a stunt like this.
It occurs to me that Comic book pros are easier targets than say movie directors or actors, because of their convention appearances and lack of bodyguards to beat up jackasses.
Btw, I like Rob Liefeld. Sure, his art isn’t always consistent, but what he did for X-force has yet to be matched.
Rob co-created Cable. Pretty poppular character.
Rob created Deapool. This is one of the most popular characters of recent decades and Mister Liefeld deserves a lot of credit for that.
Which two characters have starred in a title (as DEMANDED by fans)?
Rob is a great creator. A much better creator than Artist. His work on the Youngblood books is way cooler than I could ever imagine the Titans (the original, intended home of his later reworked Youngblood ideas) being. Much better than the “Junior Justice League Sidekick” feel that The Teen Titans suffered from for years.
Furthermore, Die Hard is, and always will be, a cooler hero than Captain America. One (Die Hard) gave up his humanity for the greater good, the other (Cap) was a scrawny dude who became the world's most glorified and saluted steriod-user. Huh?
Rant over. Mesage to be taken away from rant: Don't engage in the other superdickery.
So ends the sermon.