Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Does Whatever A Spider-B**ch Does...."

Mark Millar has been doing interviews about his next Wolverine arc "Old Man Logan". It's apparently set 50 years from now, in a....wait for it...dystopic future Marvel universe. At first, Millar's description sounds interesting, as he portrays the elder Logan in the style of Clint Eastwood's retired gunslinger in "Unforgiven", having renounced violence and reined in his claws for the quiet life of a farmer, yet destined to take up the fight again. So far, so good.

But then Millar starts to go awry when he discusses the other Marvel descendants:

“The kind of characters he runs into is like Spider-Man’s granddaughter, who is called Spider-Bitch and she is this black Spidey-Girl type of person that runs around in Utah.”

Spider-Bitch, huh? Ooookay.

But wait! There's more:

"..the characters I’m most excited about are the radiation sick sons and grandsons of the Hulk - and inbred, ugly, incestuous team of supervillains with a nod to The Hills Have Eyes.
NRAMA: Eu. Speaking of the Hulk’s kids and descendants…what role do they serve in this new world? Besides the creepy factor…
MM: They’re the ganglords for California. Banner is a bald old man living in the remains of the Playboy mansion and he’s there with his sons and daughters and inbred gandchildren. Beau and Luke Hulk are the two terrifying enforcers giving Logan a huge amount of shit in the first issue."

Let's see. A family of inbred Hulks and a black female character with spider-powers who goes by "Spider-Bitch"?

In the old days, that would be the point in the story pitch where the editor would respond with a hearty "Get the fuck out of my office".


At 8:14 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

This is just so wrong in so many ways.


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