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A comic book store owner criticizes modern comic writers for inserting themselves into history

Comic book store owner Glenn O’Leary, owner of the Comic Book Palace in Massachusetts, has recently caught the attention of comic book fans and gone viral for his comments about modern comic book writers. He believes they have no love for comics and criticizes them for inserting themselves into comic book stories instead of focusing on who the main superhero characters are.

O’Leary commented on The Comic Book Palace Reborn podcast, and you can watch the clip of him saying so below. He explained that these writers are not interested in the established personalities and character traits of classic superheroes and instead want to get under the mask. He said:

“Most of these new writers don’t have the love for comics that the older writers had. And all they care about is, ‘How can I put myself in the book?’ But we don’t care what you would do if you were Iron Man. We don’t care who you are, you’re writing Tony Stark, you’re not writing yourself into a book.

”If so, write your own comic, with you in it. Nobody would read it, because nobody cares. People grew up loving Peter Parker, loving Miles Morales, loving Captain America – we don’t need you to put your own spin on it, just write Steve Rogers. Don’t write, “What would Steve Rogers be, if I were Steve Rogers.” That’s not how it works, but that’s how most of these new people write nowadays. That’s why most of the stuff is shit.

We don’t care what you would do, because we absolutely don’t care about your life. Just write a book, get paid for what you’re supposed to do, and make it a good story.

There is some truth to this and, as you might imagine, it has struck a chord with fans and comic book creators, O’Leary is receiving a lot of mixed reactions from comic book fans. There are many fans who are rallying behind him, but there are others, like comic book creators, who share their opinions. The response was polarizing, but what do you think of the comments!?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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