Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

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?
Tags: art, comic books, comics, did not do the research, important life lessons, portents of doom, things that make you go hmm, this ought to be interesting
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