Just one thing before we continue, you aren't Bill Jemas in
drag are you?
FELICIA: Umm. no
Good. Because Bill looks lousy in a dress
FELICIA: That would be a fantastic concept though
I'll pitch it to Epic. Creative skeletons?
FELICIA: That is hilarious. Well, there is that controversial
stuff we spoke about that you're going to drop in a few days.
That's right, hey everyone, look for that in Lying In The
Gutters on Monday folks, when Felicia becomes our new star
Gutterati! I certainly think you've given our readers enough
heartaches for one week.
And when people have been questioning the power of comics
activism amongst fans, a sign that when they want to change
something, they can. Now, if was over something even more
substantial that Mark Waid getting dropped from Fantastic
Four, even better, yes?
FELICIA: Yes they can. This reminds me of that whole
law of causalities that coked up guy was talking about in
the Matrix. With what's going on here, me and you, and how
Marvel is trying to patch up their leak. Well, it's funny
that I'm so positive I'm not the first person to have leaked
from within and I won't be the last. When you treat people
sort of crappy, they are gonna find a way to get back at you.
And, they can cycle out all these employees that they want,
so long as they keep the policies they have now, someone will
always leak. Cause and effect. Just like Bill said he wasn't
going to write FF because of the anger of fans... cause and
Say, do you wonder
where Waid got his info about Bill filling in for him? I wonder
who would tell him such a thing?
Tell me what you know, Felicia!
FELICIA: Well, I posted this in reply to Joe Quesada's
article, and I never really knew if people heard me, so I'm
going to say something similar here:
want the fans to know that they really have the power, in
fact they're willing to do everything within their power to
make you think the opposite. It's a delicate balance though,
where you have to in one end, make you're fans happy enough
where they feel that they have some kind of choice in the
matter. But then in the other end, you can't really listen
to the fans because they'll take the company down to hell
in a handbasket.
So you tell them
things like the voice on the internet is not the same voice
that buys the comics in stores. And they tell you that they
should be trusted as far as where they are taking Spider-Man
or Daredevil... And you know what, to a degree, they are right.
You should trust them when it comes to certain things. Bendis
on Daredevil. Straczynski on Spider-Man. Waid on FF... but
when you see that their decisions have taken abrupt and violent
U-turns right over themselves, then no one has to tell you
that something stinks. It's just common sense. So it's at
these times when they tell you that you should listen to them
about the direction they are taking things that you shouldn't.
I know sometimes
things need to be modified, because they can be done even
better more fantastic ways, but you can't tell me that getting
rid of Waid was a decision in the interest of the book or
the fans. I think a lot of people online, not just me, made
this very clear to Marvel yesterday. We will not accept it.
So when Joe himself
gets on to post something online in reply to all this, you
know everyone did something good. We put together our collective
foots and kicked em right where it hurts the most. And I'm
sure somewhere out there, Waid is all teary eyed about how
much love he was shown by the very people who matter most.
At the Bendis board, I posted something to the extent of mentioning
at what times meetings went down at Marvel and what was said
at those meetings.
That dude from
Newsarama and Bendis himself made it seem like I had no idea
what I was saying or talking about. But you have to wonder
who told Bendis that a meeting didn't go down? Who told Newsarama
that Bill really wasn't planning on eventually writing FF?
I posted info about how Marvel reacted to the whole thing,
and people were really interested because I was revealing
to them that there was a reaction from the company, and that
their voices were heard. I think I might have given them this
advantage this one time while I was over there.
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