The more I think about the lateness of the Civil War saga, the more angry I get. I know that may seem strange, but to me it all boils down to this: a blatant disrespect for the fans. Why? The fans are the ones that buy the weekly books that keep the cash flow going in the retail stores, and further up the food chain.
All these creators can use all the excuses they want, i.e. Watchmen was late and no one cares; we want the artwork to be perfect; the writer is ill; comic books are art; blah blah blah blah!! Keep those excuses flowing- it all boils down to this: the scheduling done was unrealistic to begin with. Tom Brevoort can do his spin control until the cows come home- the book should never have been solicited before it was at least two thirds complete at a minimum. McNiven's artwork has become very detailed, which has slowed him down, and that should have been taken into consideration.
The lateness of one limited series has now commanded the lateness of a good chunk of Marvel's titles. Maybe it will pay off for the company and the "trade" collectors in the end, but in my mind, it is strictly bad business.
Don't miss "Who Wants To Be A Super Hero" finale Thursday night at 9 p.m. on Sci-Fi. This show has so much heart, it bursts out of the television. If you haven't caught it yet, make an effort- it is worth it.
Has anyone seen "Snakes On A Plane"? Jim and I want to go see it tomorrow or the weekend, and I am curious what the verdict is.
We went and saw "Beerfest" Saturday night. It was just the kind of humor I like: base and crass. I didn't have to think, I could just enjoy. It did make me never want to drink beer again though. Strange.
I am hoping to take advantage of the long weekend and update my sidebar links. John Layman has a blog that is hysterical. Another good one is Jim Demonakas' blog. He is PR guy at Image and founded the Emerald City Comicon. Both of these guys are solid gold. If you get a chance, go take a look.
That's it for tonight. Have a nice Tuesday!