Robinson fears Moore will send a homunculus to kill him in retaliation.
After Alan Moore railed against the lack of originality in the comic industry this past week, specifically taking aim at Geoff John’s current Blackest Night story, James Robinson opted to respond via Twitter:
"I was thinking about Alan Mooreâs remarks about Blackest
Night. And albeit this is me, here, the guy who made such a mess of
LOEG but heâs basically saying that comics are dead because they dare
to draw from past continuity, which is actually I believe one of the
appeals of comics to some degree. Comics are a medium that has since
the 60s at least built stories on the stories that have gone before.
As to the subject of originality, letâs not forget that while the
stories Moore has told were incredible and Watchmen may well be a work
of genius, with the exception of Big Numbers which was never finished,
everything of note heâs written was the reinterpretation of someone
elseâs work. Marvelman, Swamp Thing, Watchmen (Charlton heroes) even
From Hell (although he denies it) borrows greatly from Jack the Ripper:
The Final Solution by Stephen Knight which was very much the read du
jour back in the day.
And letâs not forget that Watchman, as brilliant as it was, had an
ending taken from an episode of the Outer Limits. I know this sounds
mean, but all Iâm saying is that comics are a medium where one creator
feeds off the work of others. Thatâs the nature of the beast (I guess I
should amend that to say superhero comics). I love reading Mooreâs
work, but I find a sliver of hypocrisy in him taking such holier than
though view of things. But then as talented as he is, if he has a flaw
it, itâs that heâs always taken himself too seriously.
Oh and while I list the major works of Moore that wouldnât exist
without the prior work of others how could I forget Lost Girls and
LOEG? Now him being a warlock and all heâs probably going to send a
homunculus to get me. Itâs taken me this long to train the one have to
do the dishes. I donât know if I have the patience to go through that
all over again. And my apartment building has a rule about too many
We’ve got your back here at the Outhouse James.Â Mr. Poolman is preparing the Poolbots for your defense as we speak.
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Posted originally: 2009-09-23 08:26:41