McDuffie did obviously have problems with DC editorial, Rich was involved in reporting on them on CBR Dwayne McDuffie Fired off Justice League of America an Injustice? | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources
Lying In The Gutters: - Comic Book ResourcesNope, it was my own doing. I was fired when “Lying in the Gutters” ran a compilation of two years or so of my answers to fans’ questions on the DC Comics discussion boards. I’m told my removal had nothing to with either the quality of my work or the level of sales, rather with my revelation of behind-the-scenes creative discussions.
I do get frustrated, but it comes with the job. The nature of monthly comics has changed drastically over the past 20 years. JLA used to be THE place to go to see the big guns together, dealing with the gravest threats in the DCU. Now there are several big event crossovers a year, and those titles are where the huge stories happen. So I have to tell stories that feed into and come out of those events. I'd prefer if, as on Justice League Unlimited, I could tell stories that were at the center of the characters lives, but that was a very different circumstance. JLA the comic is part of a larger patchwork, and my mandate is to support the bigger story of the DCU.
That was just Dwayne's personality, from my reading of his postings over the years. He wasn't someone to get outraged and rant and rave; the most you'd get out of him was a slightly sardonic comment, and then it was on to talking about his actual work. I do recall that he wasn't at all happy with DC's handling of the Milestone characters, and that they'd offered him a couple of assignments which he turned down. So I don't think it's a given he would have continued to work with DC-- but to be fair, that was most likely because animation paid so much better, so why bother with the hassle?
I still love this, though:
Like I said, that's what Marvel did with Peter David, so it's not unprecedented.If they tried to minimize availability in response to this, then they're being juvenile in their attempt to punish Roberson.
Man, I really wonder what kind of jobs you nerds have (if any of you have a job at all; the way some of you are on here posting damn near 24/7, really makes me wonder), that not only do you think you can publicly bad-mouth the company that you work for, but also that, heaven-forbid, if said company chooses to exercise their well-within-legal right to fire your dumb ass for doing so, that they are somehow in the wrong. Hilarious.
The reality bubble that comic so-called fans continue to live in, never ceases to amaze me.
Every single job I have ever worked for in my life, has always make it clear to me, be it implicit or explicit, that I am a representative of their company, as long as they *allow* me to be employed by said company. How is DC, or any comic company any different??
So let's put this to the test:
Go on-line right now, on whatever media outlet (or any other means) of your choosing, & start bad-mouthing the job you work for. Make sure your bosses are going to privy to every word you say.
Then report back here with the results.