X-Men Days Of Scripting Past – Thursday Trending Topics

xmen7778Joe Kelly, in 1999 about his decision to walk off the X-Men titles: “We’d write a story, work really hard on it, hand it in and it would get approved. Then we’d get a call from the X-office saying, ‘We’re not doing that story any more’. We’d already put three months of work into it, but being professionals we’d go, ‘Okay, we’ll try and fight for it but if they don’t like it, they don’t like it’. So we’d do a new story and we’d go through the same thing over and over again.

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“We’d write a story, work really hard on it, hand it in and it would get approved. Then we’d get a call from the X-office saying, ‘We’re not doing that story any more’.

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A Little Bleeder writes from FablesCon last weekend;

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I think Rich posted the green band version of this the other day. Now, though, there’s more swears – and in Kick-Ass terms, that means more smart-mouthing from Hit Girl.

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The concept of “political correctness” or as some people used to call it, “politeness”, is that you don’t set out to offend or use language that might unnecessarily offend if you can help it.

Rumour: The Revolving Door On The Prometheus Sequel

Oh, Prometheus. We just can’t seem to quit you. Last year’s occasionally brilliant, frequently crushingly muddle-headed Beyond The Mountains of Madness In Space movie split audiences, if not down the middle, then certainly off to one side. On the larger side were people who thought it was either bad or unwatchably stupid. On the smaller side were people who thought it was a towering work of heartbreaking genius.

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There’s no sign of Priest or Bright. But they have dropped the “World’s Worst Superhero Team” tag that Priest hated so much. Welcome, from James Asmus, Tom Fowler and Jordie Bellaire, the return and reboot of Quantum And Woody.

 

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