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Subj: Re: Are we in trouble with Dan Slott taking over?
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 at 04:42:37 pm EST (Viewed 272 times)
Reply Subj: Are we in trouble with Dan Slott taking over?
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 at 10:13:36 am EST (Viewed 305 times)

    Been reading a little of his online antics.

    He is very antagonistic to fans/consumers that don't agree with him on everything, basically calling them Nazi's and representing himself as a paragon of virtue and values and painting everyone else as scum.

    Is this an act?

I would say it's show biz.

I think whenever a Marvel staffer interacts with the public it's show biz.

The odd thing is, Marvel in the old days thought it made good marketing sense to be liked and respected by the public. By contrast, 21st century Marvel thinks it makes good marketing sense to be disliked and disrespected by the public. Apparently scorn breeds buzz and buzz breeds sales.

    Or are we headed for more dark times?

I think some of us will view the upcoming Slott era as dark times. There's a good chance that I personally will.

For one thing, I think Slott only really acknowledges the film version of Tony. (Same as Bendis, of course.) Hence, the nutty professor who barely pays attention to his industrial empire. I, on the other hand, only really acknowledge the Stan Lee/Don Heck version of Tony, who was a serious industrialist. An obvious disconnect if I'm right about Slott.

I also fear Slott will write Iron Man as a variation on the Spider-Man theme. He won't acknowledge the Iron Man archetype as having its own unique parameters that should drive the aesthetic. Instead we'll see a guy with a personal life and a vigilante life and his great challenge will be balancing the two; I.e., the Spider-Man archetype. This is not what I want.

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