Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I need a distraction

(This'll be my seventh post, counting all three blogs, on this subject, but by now I'm pissed off. For the record, I wouldn't be posting so much if I hadn't made that resolution to post once a day.)

I was doing so well until I remember that artist who got a C&D notice over Batman. Then rage at the double-standards for male and female characters combined with rage at the fact that a lone artist gets bullied by WB goons but a big magazine like Playboy can get away whatever the fuck they want to really unsettle me for the whole night.

Fucking DC.

And the thing that kills me is once I chased Levitz down after a con panel to ask why Swamp Thing couldn't be in both DCU books and Vertigo books, just with different continuity, and he told me that he wanted to keep the all-ages books separate from adult books, so they try and keep the characters in their own imprints.

That's right, he wants to keep all-ages characters like their iconic superheroes separate from mature readers material.

But apparently it's okay for an all-ages character to be on the cover of Playboy.

Damn, I'm fuming.


  1. You should read those books I sent you. Then you can blog about how my taste either rocks or sucks. :-P

  2. On the bright side, I now have an angle to bring this controversy to my professional gig...

  3. It does all seem like a rather RANDOM choice... hey,you got iconic in my adult;no,you got adult in my iconic!