Thread: This Sucks!! Comic Nerds only!
12/31/2012 5:58pm, #1
This Sucks!! Comic Nerds only!
Recently, Peter David had a stroke. According to his wife's post:"We have a diagnosis, which is a small stroke in the Pons section of his brain," she wrote. "Now we have to figure out where we go from here and how we get Peter back to what he was before the stroke."
Well, yeah: they didnít want me writing it anymore. Marvel wanted to have the Hulk be nothing but a mindless berserker, issue after issue of the Hulk just going around and destroying everything in sight. Banner would not be a factor in the stories; there would be no psychological underpinning; it would just be an inarticulate Hulk fighting everyone in sight. I felt that it would not be remotely challenging creatively and would be a disaster from a sales point of view. I told them I wasnít interested in writing that and tried to convince them that it would be a mistake. They didnít care about the second half of the sentiment; as soon as I said I didnít want to write that, I was told not to let the door hit me on the way out.
There have been some decent stories like Planet Hulk
and World War Hulk
but none touch on all the wit, comedy and changes he made to the hulk. The changes people have kept trying to mimic since he left.They have pretty much failed to the point of multiple restarts, red hulks and another relaunch after 15 issues.
I hope he recovers and still continues to write entertaining stories.
1/07/2013 12:10pm, #2
Loved his Hulk run. It was like Simonson's run on Thor: Fundamentally changed the nature of how the stories got told.
I hope he is OK.
Jeph Loeb should be beaten with a sock full of quarters for what he did with the Hulk.And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
1/07/2013 12:36pm, #3
11/02/2014 5:42pm, #4
11/02/2014 6:34pm, #5
Did I tell you I went ahead and opened up my own comic book and game store?
11/02/2014 7:22pm, #6Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
ĖGeorge Silver, Paradoxes of Defence
11/02/2014 8:31pm, #7