People In The Biz I Can't Stand

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Kirkman is a homophobe? :[

Posted by pikahyper
@Icon:  yep sadly, four or five years back at WWLA he and I were talking about having a signing at the store I ran and he started making hateful comments about my sexuality/appearance and laughing about it and pointing it out to anyone in earshot, didn't end well.
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@pikahyper: Oh, I'm sorry. :[
Posted by pikahyper
@Icon:  I usually let it slide cause of Walking Dead, Battle Pope, and Brit lol, I'll continue to recommend those books but I'll never talk to Kirkman again :P
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Posted by solidejake

Why Stan Lee and Ashley Wood?

Posted by pikahyper
@solidejake: Stan Lee and I have had a long time feud, goes back at least eight years, I love the man for what he did for comics in the early days but now he just needs to stop, the whoring for attention in every medium isn't necessary. I take a lot of crap for my dislike of the man but I really don't care cause I'm tired of the pedestal everyone puts him on like some comic god.
 
As for Ashely Wood I don't really consider what he does most of the time to be "art". I also have a big dislike for him and Templesmith because in the early IDW days they did almost every single book and I think that a lot of those books could have been a lot better and a lot more successful if someone else had done them.
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@pikahyper said:

@Icon:  yep sadly, four or five years back at WWLA he and I were talking about having a signing at the store I ran and he started making hateful comments about my sexuality/appearance and laughing about it and pointing it out to anyone in earshot, didn't end well.

Whoa, yeah sorry to hear. Some people are just douches and I can say that because I didn't like the walking dead.
Why Templesmith?
Posted by Asymmetrical

I saw the first person on this list and I knew I liked it already but not sure about some of the others

what's wrong with Busiek?

Posted by pikahyper

@aztek_the_lost: Busiek is a diva, if you don't approach him right he is a douchebag, I first met him when Astro City first came out and I saw him at SDCC and I was young and stupid and didn't approach him correctly and it didn't go well.

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Posted by Asymmetrical

@pikahyper: so this list is a mix of people you can't stand as people and ones you can't stand as actual creators? I don't meet creators myself so I just like/dislike them based on their work for the most part...though I suspect most I wouldn't want to meet in person

Posted by pikahyper

@aztek_the_lost: ya pretty much a mix, Busiek is both though, I don't know what happened to Busiek's talent but it waved goodbye a long time ago.

Busiek, Liefeld and Stan Lee are both. Kirkman is just cause he is a homophobe, I love most of his work. Wood, Templesmith and Byrne are purely creative since I haven't met them.

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Posted by Asymmetrical

@pikahyper: I always thought Templesmith seemed like a good guy, he used to post on ComicVine but it was mostly just blogs that I assume he posted on other sites too...I love Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse though...

and how long ago are we talking with Busiek? I was excited to read Astro City...are you suggesting that's bad?

Posted by pikahyper

@aztek_the_lost: Templesmith does seem like a good guy but I really can't stand his art and I've always felt that a lot of his projects (and Ashley Woods) could have been so much better if they had been done by other people.

Most of Busieks work up and into the 90's was good especially the original Astro City stuff but after the 90's blegh, all the Astro City spin-offs were just so dull and boring, his work on Conan has been really good but stuff like JLA/Avengers and his Avengers work are just blegh.

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Posted by Silkcuts

I love how you and I both think Stan Lee should be #1 on any list like this.  He is my #1 too!

Posted by pikahyper

@Silkcuts: lol, that pic of him says it all :P

Thanks for all the recommendations :D

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@pikahyper: He is the Devil I tell you.
The Devil.
And no problem.
Posted by ddaann1985

How can you NOT like Stan Lee?

Posted by pikahyper

@ddaann1985 said:

How can you NOT like Stan Lee?

He was a great man, I'll always be appreciative of what he has done for the industry in the past but pretty much everything he has done in the past 10-12 years has been cr@p and it just diminishes how great he was. It also annoys me that we continue to loose so many great creators yet he is still alive and kicking and shilling.

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Posted by Lvenger

Stan Lee? Come on really? The other options are fine but what Stan Lee's done for the business is influential! And if you mean lose creators by passing away, I don't know what it is that keeps him alive but I'm damn glad of it! I know you may not think he's done much but he's doing plenty in adapting comics to other media! That's the work he's been doing and I can't believe he's on this list! He doesn't deserve to be in my eyes. And I've met the guy and he's a really nice person to talk to!

Posted by cosmicx

Why is Stan Lee number 1? Is he a a**hole in person or something?

Posted by SuperSlayin

Stan Lee?

And Robert Kirkman is a homophobe? Nooooo! *puts fingers in ears* Lalalalala

Posted by Ondskapt666

Stan Lee is annoying, I'm glad to see him on there. He is no comic god.

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I liked that Rob Liefeld played the role of Matt Damon on Team America: World Police. I just wish he hadn't delivered the lines without Todd McFarlane there to hold his hand or without a picture of a pony.

Also, Ben Templesmith?? I know his art style isn't for everyone, but he's good people.

Posted by pikahyper

@neghead: I wish they'd stop giving Liefeld work, every time I think he's fading away he pops back up like an STD. His last work for all of Dynamite's King #1's were all terrible.

Templesmith is good people, little arrogant/narcissistic but not all that bad, pretty much my top three are nice enough people, the rest are not.

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Posted by Winter_Kills

@neghead: I wish they'd stop giving Liefeld work, every time I think he's fading away he pops back up like an STD. His last work for all of Dynamite's King #1's were all terrible.

Templesmith is good people, little arrogant/narcissistic but not all that bad, pretty much my top three are nice enough people, the rest are not.

Agreed on Liefeld. I'll never forgive him for trying to take Deadpool & Cable away from Marvel, forcing them to cancel their books & relaunch them as Agent X & Soldier X- which both sound lame, & a lame move on his part- like Liefield created them alone. He had Nicieza help him with DP, & Cable with Louise Simonson. And neither one of them caused any problems with "creator ownership". That was when I really started to dislike the man. Now he acts like he's all cool about it, even doing DP & Cable covers...come on.Just trying to get past the hate he was getting for that bonehead stunt. Now he's even trying to horn in on the DP movie production! All those pouches & shoulder pads won't work live action...

Oh, and the Heroes Reborn Cap too- he was awful at drawing Cap. I was like, "they traded Waid & Garney for this?" lol But luckily that ended- but seriously, like you said they need to stop giving that guy books.

Posted by Neghead

@winter_kills: Rob Liefeld is the worst thing to happen to Battlestar Galactica since Galactica '80 or Dirk Benedict had prostate cancer, whichever was more recent.

Posted by pikahyper

@winter_kills: at least his focus on the DP movie has kept him away from "drawing", I'm sure it won't last much longer though, maybe a few more months and he'll be back lowering sales :/

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Posted by Winter_Kills

@pikahyper:

You're probably right there!

@neghead said:

@winter_kills: Rob Liefeld is the worst thing to happen to Battlestar Galactica since Galactica '80 or Dirk Benedict had prostate cancer, whichever was more recent.