If you want to stir up some strong words from comics creators these days, bluntly stating something critical is a great way go about it. Jason Aaron kicked off the latest round of opinion exchanging with his "Where the Hell I Am" column, and I recommend diving into the Twitter feed links down below to read the entirety of what Ivan Brandon, Tony Harris and others had to say in response.
The controversial new "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" edition is still provoking criticism as well; Justin Gray was the latest to show up and sound off about that. Check out where he stands, see what Mark Millar thought about "127 Hours" and wash it all down with a beautiful new Franco Aureliani Stargirl painting after the jump.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for January 6, 2010.
-Franco Aureliani, Writer ("Tiny Titans," "Patrick the Wolf Boy")
@mrmarkmillar Saw 127 Hours last night. Is it wrong that 90 mins felt long to me when he had to endure 5 days? Boyle's a genius, but this is just 3 stars.
-Mark Millar, Writer ("Kick-Ass," "Wanted")
Alan Moore pt. 1: @SteveNiles Alan Moore did a lot for this industry and a lot more for creators. Let him be an old grump if he wants. I love him for what he did.
-Steve Niles, Writer ("30 Days of Night," "Criminal Macabre")
Alan Moore pt. 2: @ivanbrandon Ivan Brandon
"alan moore said i suck!" well, first of all, no, he didn't. second of all: alan moore likely has no opinion at all about you or your work.
-Ivan Brandon, Writer ("Viking," "NYC Mech")
Alan Moore pt. 3: @jasonaaron @ivanbrandon As a longtime fan and a creator inspired by Moore, I take offense to him basically blaming me for his continued hassles...
-Jason Aaron, Writer ("Scalped," "Ghost Rider")
Alan Moore pt. 4: @g_willow If Alan Moore started writing today, I'm doubtful he could have achieved the same prominence. Esp with his politics. Market is gun-shy.
-G. Willow Wilson, Writer ("Air," "Vixen: Return of the Lion")
Alan Moore pt. 5: @TONYFINGHARRIS Why do folk think you HAVE to have read Watchmen? Maybe its amazing. But some people say,"Shame on you as a pro, for not having read it."
-Tony Harris, Artist ("Ex Machina," "War Heroes")
Alan Moore pt. 6: @goonguy Careful, Alan Moore is a wizard. You'll wake up with a chicken head where your penis was. Never evoke the wrath of wizard.
-Eric Powell, Writer/Artist ("The Goon," "Action Comics")
@JVGray Huckleberry Finn, a literary classic has no place in the saran wrap perversion of America. Fear of words is the decline of civilization.
-Justin Gray, Writer ("Jonah Hex," "Power Girl")
Deep Thought for the Day:
@DanSlott Tip for Zen's SPIDER-MAN pinball on XBox & PS3: When Mysterio mode starts & your flippers switch, play w/ your controller upsidedown. :-)
-Dan Slott, Writer ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Avengers: The Initiative")
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