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Quote of the Day | Who wants a ticket for the Rob Liefeld train?

“After that Twitter flame-out, I can’t say I’d be in a hurry to get onto that train.”

Tom Brevoort, Marvel senior vice president and executive editor, responding to a question on Formspring about whether, following Rob Liefeld’s abrupt exit from DC Comics, there’s a chance the creator could return to the House of Ideas.

Brevoort is, of course, referring to the flurry of tweets that began early Wednesday with Liefeld announcing he had walked off Deathstroke, Grifter and The Savage Hawkman because of “massive indecision, last minute and I mean LAST minute changes that alter everything” and “editor pissing contests.” The tirade, which included Liefeld referring to an editor as “a little bitch” and “a big dick,” and giving his name, has continued through this morning.

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I am not a fan of Liefeld or Brevoort. So they can do whatever they want. Apathy has taken hold.

I can’t understand how he can get hired anywhere in the first place, anyway.
When you hire Liefeld, you kind of know what you’re getting.

Maybe the guys in charge at DC have learned one thing or two with this incident.

Ain’t no gettin’ offa this train we’re on!

On one side, maligned editors. On the other, a talent no one love anymore. This is all just a lot of noise.

But if Brevort wants Liefeld back, that’s his call. Or his mistake. Marvel has better artists than him. Almost everyone does.

“The tirade, which included Liefeld referring to an editor as “a little bitch” and “a big dick,” and giving his name, has continued through this morning.”

These tweets don’t appear to be on Liefeld’s feed anymore. Anyone happen to save ‘em for posterity? Sounds pretty bad out of context.

They’re definitely all still there…?

“I can’t understand how he can get hired anywhere in the first place, anyway.
When you hire Liefeld, you kind of know what you’re getting.

Maybe the guys in charge at DC have learned one thing or two with this incident.”

Liefeld’s a freelancer contracted by DC, not an employee of the company. He’s also an adult and can say anything he wants; presumably he knows full well the consequences and accepted them in advance. I very much doubt he needs anyone’s career advice at this point. Apart from the silliness of some of those tweets, it’s really no different to what people like John Rozum, George Perez and even Grant Morrison have been saying in the last few months, as well as numerous off-the-record people who have worked for and with DC.

By the by, this is hardly the first time Rob Liefeld has been ‘blacklisted’ by the Big Two. He ended up doing fine after the last time; I’m sure he’ll be fine this time around too. His Extreme relaunch at Image has produced some of the best comics of the year.

“They’re definitely all still there…?”

Maybe it’s just my phone, but I’m not seeing the phrases in quotes or any particular editor named in the tweets that are up there right now, going all the way back to the beginning of the day yesterday.

“His Extreme relaunch at Image has produced some of the best comics of the year.”

Hopefully he won’t ruin them by working on them now…

@Jason Green:

Comics Alliance has links to lots of the tweets about this here:
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/08/23/rob-liefeld-quits-dc-on-twitter-names-names-and-points-fingers/

So Rob is trying to blame his editors for the crap he wrote? HAHAHAH!!! it’s a well-known fact you don’t need any help when it comes to writing crap, Rob. You have plenty of experience doing that. Nice to see you haven’t lost your classy moves.

youstayclassysandiego

August 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? Does Brevoort worry about his own lack of professionalism when hes talking trash about whomever? Mightn’t there be DC freelancers less than excited to get on the “Brevoort train” after hes slammed whatever “event” comic they’re doing this year?

Brevoort doesn’t use terms like “bitch” or “dick” so I guess there’s that but still…

Everyone says whatever they feel like. There’s a lot of lip service paid to professionalism and not burning bridges but nobody means it.

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