At least after BKV, we got Joss Whedon for a while, and a Kyle/Yost crossover story.
But yeah, that's the truth. The most recent interview with Hopeless released today (4 days after the lettered/full previews were up) giving even more previews stuff out (inked pages, new covers, etc.) pretty much cements him as a C grade writer at best. Looking over his prior work, it really isn't anything to write home about and contains one of the most hilarious errors I've ever seen.
A plot-hole disappearing, gun wielding mom. In his X-Men Season 1 book, he wrote a scene of Beast and Ice Man defending a circus mutant freak-show act from ignorant marvel citizens when a mother pulls a gun to protect her child (as she's scared) and fires once in the air.
This gets attention from the other X-Men who are at the carnival, but the thing is, that gun wielding mother, literally disappears from the plot after that. Poof! Gone! No explanation!
Some choice quotes from this latest interview include:
"Primarily, it's because we need the space to get you to believe these kids would do these stuff," said Hopeless. "We need to get them to a place where they distrust and fear each other enough to let it play out. The first few issues have a different POV … it's a long game. It's not the one-person POV, it's the characters all dealing with this in their own way. What would drive them to go through this and save themselves and save their friends. Once we get to a place where the core concept changes, the book changes, but the Murderworld thing is a long story.
No plans in case this doesn't take. Another, better writer, working on Young Avengers, only planned out the first 12 issues solidly and allows a wrap up point to occur in case it doesn't do well. Young Avengers, in all their appearances, has never gotten below 25K in one series (a mini at that, minis are allowed much more leniency in sales). While Avengers Academy and Runaways sorta live around the 22-25K mark.
Characters, unfortunately, do sell more than writers.
I was going to use Molly from the Runaways, but decided that having a character that young would be tonally problematic, but I turned off the part of my brain that was concerned with the well-being of the characters when it comes to the cast.
Trolling at its finest.
At the same time, death is a big emotional part of life and I'm not the type of person who thinks death as a story device is cheap. Death close to you, very close to you, is the most powerful thing someone can go through. … I am really proud of the book, I think we're telling a really good story within this. None of the people responding to the concept and the marketing have seen the book, so I don't take it too personally because they haven't seen it yet.
Maybe you should have gone with a Different marketing strategy!
And this from the guy who had an honor roll student use the word "Hater" (as in "haters gonna hate") in her narration in a self-referential, non-ironic manner. Yeah, that's not good writing as far as I'm concerned. It dates the story, doesn't fit the character and I honestly think it's not being used properly.
This latest interview gets me to believe that Marvel has realized or their wallets are realizing, just how badly this thing is being received. Not just as fan ranting, but now dismissive disinterest. It's bad enough that the entire thing is being written off as worthless. It's Honestly C- to D+ territory from what I've seen, but it's nowhere near as good as it needs to be from appearances.
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- "[This Story] is essentially "Wouldn't it be awesome if this happened?" Followed by explosions."
Reviewing movies is a lot like Paleontology: The Evidence is there...but no one seems to agree upon it.
"God! Are you so bored that you enjoy seeing us humans suffer?! Why can't you let this poor man live happily with his son! What kind of God are you, crushing us like ants?!" - Kyoami, Ran