"Watchmen" co-creator Alan Moore lit up Twitter accounts in the comics industry this week with comments he made in a Bleeding Cool interview about the rights to the book, the creative state of the medium and other topics. Skottie Young, Rob Liefeld and a few others spoke their piece in response, and there hasn't been a whole lot of sympathy for Moore broadly.
Other men failed to grab sympathy on Twitter as well yesterday, including Tom Brady and Brett Favre. Jason Aaron and Ben McCool were keeping tabs on them, while Jimmy Palmiotti made a "Jonah Hex" pitch to the world and Gail Simone explained what it will take to get her to go see the Spider-Man musical.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for September 10, 2010.
@jasonaaron Tom Brady was apparently uninjured in his car crash today. So wait a minute, you mean his hair looks like that on purpose?
-Jason Aaron, Writer ("Scalped," "Ghost Rider")
@BenMcCool Brett Favre? Y'gotta be kidding me. You'll struggle to see 2 better passes to make a TD all year. Can't call how this 2nd half's gonna go...
-Ben McCool, Writer ("Choker," "Captain America and the Korvac Saga")
Alan Moore pt. 1 @skottieyoung Ever had a friend w/ a girl that cheated on him & says he doesn't care but won't stop talking about it. Similar to Alan Moore interviews.
-Skottie Young, Artist ("New X-Men," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
Alan Moore pt. 2: @robertliefeld Moore used to dangle Steve Moore and his other buddies over me in order to produce more Supreme work. Funny how kharma works Alan.
-Rob Liefeld, Writer/Artist ("X-Force," "Youngblood")
Alan Moore pt. 3: @FrankTieri My mom thinks I'm top flight talent so f--- you Alan Moore.
-Frank Tieri, Writer ("Wolverine," "Iron Man")
Alan Moore pt. 4: @mrtonylee Alan Moore is annoyed that all his work is being mined, but it is because he is a 'Name', & often the name sells more than the work.
-Tony Lee, Writer ("Doctor Who," "The Gloom")
Alan Moore pt. 5: @gabrielhardman @mrtonylee Alan Moore complaining about his work being mined is ironic since he's basically a pastiche artist. If a very talented one.
-Gabriel Hardman, Artist ("Agents of Atlas," "The Black Cat")
@jpalmiotti My pitch: JONAH HEX as a showtime or HBO weekly hour show. just use the comics as your episodes, but work them in order. Tom Jane as hex.
-Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer ("Jonah Hex," "Painkiller Jane")
@rstevens I thought Photoshop was broken for a minute there but I was hitting "invert" on an area of 50% grey.
-R. Stevens, Writer/Artist ("Diesel Sweeties," "LOLbots")
Deep Thought for the Day:
@GailSimone If the Spider-Man musical has a tender ballad in it called, "One More Day," I'm buying eighty tickets, bringing total attendance up to 87.
-Gail Simone, Writer ("Wonder Woman," "Birds of Prey")
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