There is a God and he dislikes Rob Liefeld’s work as much as I do.
If you checked out the site yesterday, you may have seen my Wednesday Rant where I finished things off with asking God why the hell Rob Liefeld was still around. I couldn’t understand why he got to work at DC Comics and have one of his creations optioned for a movie. Well, I guess the good Lord was listening.
That same morning, as reported on Comic Book Resources, Rob Liefeld released a series of tweets while in a movie theatre. These tweets essentially stated that he’d walked off all 3 books (Deathstroke, Grifter and Savage Hawkman) that he was writing for DC. He said he couldn’t keep working there and maintain his sanity. He further explained that he didn’t appreciate the last minute changes from his editors and the “pissing contests” they would start. He also said he believed in what DC was doing but had to leave.
Okay, so there’s my proof. I asked and God delivered. He might still get that movie off the ground but at least he won’t be fucking up Deathstroke anymore. The best part is that he quit. God made him think it was his idea. That’s perfect.
In all seriousness, this is a sign that editorial is really in disarray at DC. Liefeld joins a list of many creators who have left or been taken off books due to problems with the editors. DC needs to get that if you treat the talent like crap, they won’t be around for long. But in this instance I use the term “talent” lightly.
There are a few things that bother me about this whole thing. First off, what the hell is Liefeld doing tweeting in a theatre while watching a movie? Is Expendables 2 that bad? And why hasn’t Liefeld’s twitter been taken away yet? After putting down everybody that’s worked on Deadpool and getting taken to town for it by many a creator, you’d think he’d take a break for a while. And finally, his whole reason for leaving is especially suspect. He says he has to stop working at DC to “preserve” his sanity. In what universe is Liefeld sane?
Well, all’s well that ends well is what I always say. Welcome to the D-List, Liefeld. Stay away from mainstream comics and don’t ink and drive.
And if you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!