Ethan Van Sciver vs Robbi Rodriguez – Fractured, But Whole

Remember how certain people overreacted to a few below the belt jokes from a decade ago by James Gunn that wouldn’t have been out of place in Monty Python or South Park that supposedly got him fired from Guardians Of The Galaxy? I say supposedly, because it strikes me that there is something still missing from that chain of events. Gunn driving over Alan Horn‘s dog, that kind of thing.

Anyway, there was more pearl-clutching going on this weekend when Robbi Rodriguez, co-creator of Spider-Gwen and the upcoming Goddess Mode for DC/Vertigo, decided to show Ethan Van Sciver exactly what he thought of him after the Darwyn Cooke kerfuffle. By baring his ass cheeks at him and tweeting the result, stating ‘Hey, I made some f** off tweets but also fuck youncomic gaterers, and really f-ck @EthanVanSciver hope the gay frogs that gave you the best In Youre life. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd. I misss you. ‘

It was gross. Instant #Bumgate.

Apparently, this is a hate crime, or at least this is how it’s being spun by people who want a double-Gunn moment. And are trying to get him fired from DC Comics. Even managing to get Neil Gaiman involved by talking about boycotting Sandman, also published by DC Comics.

All I can say, is these people really should never watch Monty Python, South Park or even pick up a copy of the upcoming Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo which, as I understand it, features a perfectly crafted Bat-arse. Okay maybe not a close-up.

Whether or not it is modelled on Robbi’s posterior, I couldn’t tell you.

And who is a normal person?

So everyone who isn’t Robbi Rodriguez? Or does normal mean something else? As they say, opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one. And sometimes, it seems, people post them on Twitter…

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.