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#533027 - 01/08/09 03:46 PM The house of stolen ideas
Bendrix Offline
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Marvel rips off Erik Larsens Obama publicity stunt for Savage Dragon

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/120802-Dragon-LArsen.html
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19459

Down to the "terrorist fist-jab"

http://i.livescience.com/images/savagedragon145.jpg
http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2009-01-08-spideyobama1.jpg

Another step for Marvel down on the downward spiral of suckiness.

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#533033 - 01/08/09 04:06 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Bendrix]
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Erik needs to go open a can of whoop-ass at Marvel! mad

(Except ... it isn't an original idea, to have the president appear in your comic book. It's been done a lot over the years. John F. Kennedy once impersonated Superman in the comics -- he wore a Superman mask over his face -- so that Clark Kent and "Superman" could be seen in the same place at the same time, thereby proving to Lois Lane that they were different people. Clark had to reveal his secret identity to Kennedy, but he quipped, "If you can't trust the president of the United States, who can you trust?" Unfortunately, this issue hit the stands in November 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, so it turned out that Clark's secret really was safe.)

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#533036 - 01/08/09 04:13 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Lawson]
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It's not the point that both have appear Obama in the books. Nobody would complain about that. It's the sum of the variant cover, the shapeshifting impostor and the terrorist fist-jab that seems to me just too much to be coincidental.

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#533037 - 01/08/09 04:24 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Bendrix]
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Well ... I'm all for Erik Larsen bashing heads over there.

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#533042 - 01/08/09 04:39 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Lawson]
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Savage Dragon is so much better than anything Marvel is doing right now.

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#533044 - 01/08/09 04:44 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Joe Lee]
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Har!

From Wonkette:


Thu January 8 2009

TERRORIST SPIDEY BUMP
Barack Obama Is President of Spiderman

Who is that mysterious black person in a business suit who looks absolutely nothing like Barack Obama, your new president? It’s COMIC-BOOK Barack Obama, that’s who! Jesus fucking christ, could Marvel Comics maybe hire somebody who can maybe draw something vaguely resembling the president-elect, rather than “random negro dude in a suit who also seems to have neck tumors”?

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#533046 - 01/08/09 04:53 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Lawson]
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Originally Posted By: Lawson
Jesus fucking christ, could Marvel Comics maybe hire somebody who can maybe draw something vaguely resembling the president-elect, rather than “random negro dude in a suit who also seems to have neck tumors”?


What to expect from people who can't hire someone who can maybe draw something vaguely resembling SPIDER-MAN.

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#533047 - 01/08/09 04:55 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Bendrix]
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When Erik Larsen gets done kicking their asses for ripping off his Obama story, he can go a second round with them for employing such awful no-talent hack artists.

Seriously, on the Wonkette link, that has to be the worst Obama drawing I've ever seen.

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#533049 - 01/08/09 05:51 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Lawson]
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#533053 - 01/08/09 06:15 PM Re: The house of stolen ideas [Re: Bendrix]
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Some of the art commentary on Wonkette is priceless. The comic biz as a whole has never really come to grips with how fundamental principles of drawing (like, you know, anatomy) went to crap with the Image revolution and never recovered.

Not that there aren't still good artists working today, but a lot of them have really elementary flaws that wouldn't pass muster in other industries.

Mike

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