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The Con Is On, Place Your Bets

So, Rob Liefeld had his meltdown.

DC has gone into lockdown mode.  There's a convention going on, and everyone at the DC panel each issued a "no comment" about Liefeld.

So...who's taking the fall?

This was a high profile hire, landing Liefeld and giving him so many books.  And now, he's creating a nightmare.

Remember, modern comics is about image.  The reason there is so little actual news going on, so much rehashed press releases ("churnalism" is what it's called) is because the companies want to control the message.  Control the perception.  A convention or a web site or anything that operates independently is anathema to them.

Liefeld is making them not only seem like they have no control, but that they didn't do the research when they hired him.  They stuck their necks out to bring the Problem Child into their midst, and he's causing problems.

Who gets the blame?

Who is WB going to call on the carpet and say, "What were you thinking?"

And what will the punishment be?

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elysianstarseed
Aug. 26th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's a sad state of affair isn't it? I wish they would go back to telling real stories and not the crap they keep charming up. OK so it hasn't all been that bad but you know what I mean.
-Sissy
mornblade
Aug. 27th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Are you suggesting that Rob Liefeld is the Charlie Sheen of Comicdom?
sinetimore
Aug. 27th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
Believe it or not, I've counted five other people who have publicly described him as that, with one saying it's just a matter of time before he's doing coke and living with a pair of porn star goddesses.

Which would be nice. Maybe he would learn that women's bodies don't look like boys bodies with tits tacked onto them.
mornblade
Aug. 27th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
And that feet are wider than ankles... and pencils?
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