The Ziggurat of Doom

And comic books are for illiterate man-children. Wait…

Filed under: — The Hierophant @ 12:14 pm

I’d thought that Marvel writer Mark Millar couldn’t descend further into self-parody.

Then I read his Newsarama interview, with sparkling gems of insight like “Like all my pals, the TV and movie people have come calling and even the computer game people (which is weird because games are for pedos and I have no interest).”

Y’know what? I’m calling this one on Bad Waiter Syndrome. I got nothing.

4 Responses to “And comic books are for illiterate man-children. Wait…”

  1. The Hermit Says:

    Mark Millar is the reincarnation of Rob Liefeld. The sooner people realize this, the sooner we can all move on.

    I just want to quote two things:
    Newsarama article, posted on 2/26

    And so it was a relief when Joss walked into the room for, I sh*t you not, about ten minutes, heard the entire plot and nailed a bullseye. He said that after seven months of fighting people would want to see a winner. Breaking up the fight was a draw.

    And he was right. God bless him, he was so on the money because it was incredibly satisfying to have a clear winner and a clear loser. Cap’s fans will be happy because he won the fight and Tony’s fans were happy because Tony won the argument. But it was definitive and satisfying and absolutely the right call to make. His work done, Whedon donned his hat, climbed back on his horse and rode off into the sunset to help others. I’m not kidding, the bugger was there ten minutes and he solved everything.

    Posted on Whedonesque on 2/24

    Hi and briefly: I walked into the infamous Marvel meeting, where they pitched me civil War. Cool enuf, sez I. Then they pitched the end they were currently going with, wherein the woman whose son is killed breaks up the fight between Cap and Iron Man, much like Joanne Dru in “Red River”. Not cool enuf, sez I. If the whole thing rests on Cap and Tony’s conflict, and they’re gonna fight, I sez sez I, somebody’s gotta win. I just pitched that Cap got past Tony’s armor and started beating the poo out of him — thus becoming exactly what Tony had called them all: a superpowered guy taking it out on a powerless human. Cap realizes this and lay down his arms. (But he wins. Eat that, Stark.) That is literally the tale. I said looking around at the destruction of Manhattan didn’t have much resonance — these guys destroy Manhattan all the time! It was the personal act of putting his fist into the face of his powerless one-time friend that would Make Cap feel like a bully, a monster, a Nazi and kiddies, I didn’t say much else. (Except that a fight between titans broken up by the ‘voice of reason’ before it ends is a lame fight indeed.) I didn’t know Civil War was gonna envelop the whole universe for a year. I didn’t know the entire face of Marvel was changing, and though I heard pitches of what’s to come, I don’t know what stuck. I think I’ve been given too much credit for all this. Which is sweet, but I wanted to save you all endless speculation. Which I have done, and now back to work. -j.

    For what it’s worth.

  2. Blog@Newsarama » Millar: Dance for me, my little puppets. Says:

    […] Get over yourself, Mark Millar–you’re just a freaking comic book writer.  Or even: I’d thought that Marvel writer Mark Millar couldn’t descend further into self-parody… Yâ […]

  3. The Hierophant Says:

    So, according to his follow-up, he apparently did it for the lulz.

  4. Christian Johnson Says:

    The “It was just a joke, how lame are those guys.” Is just the “cool kid” way of saying two things.

    First, “I really meant it, otherwise I wouldn’t follow it up with another insult.”

    Second, “It is the ‘cool kid’ version of ‘you just aren’t praying enough to heal.’” In other words, it’s all your fault for misinterpreting and I’m not even going to condescend to say that I’m sorry that I offended you because I meant it humorously.

    But when you have access to a cult of fawning fanboys verbally sexually gratifying you every minute of every day, it is hard not to become a little egotistic.

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