Friday, February 25, 2011

Tiny? No. Loud? Hell, Yes!

Thanks to Sally P, I read the CBR interview with Judd Winick and his comments regarding his revamp of Ice's origin. Sally did such an exquisite job skewering Winick here that I can't add much except for the following:


1. After reflecting on the late Dwayne McDuffie recently, it pisses me off to no end that a guy like him, who respected the work of past writers and actually bothered to understand the characters he was writing, kept getting overruled at every turn, while guys like Winick, who do neither, seem to have unlimited carte blanche to screw up characters and their histories.


2. Here are two reasons why Winick's revised Ice origin story doesn't work:

a.) This.

b.) This.


3. With all the disrespect he showed, Winick might as well have titled his new Ice origin story "Fuck You, Dan Vado!" and made it official.

1 Comments:

At 2:00 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

Yup. There are a whole lot of stories that would have to be forgotten for Winick's misbegotten retcon to even begin to make sense. And for what really? I still haven't seen any reason why Ice was given a new origin. It certainly hasn't added anything to the Generations Lost storyline.

But you're right, it's like poke in the eye with a sharp stick to the writers who came before. Hopefully someone will do to Winick what he has done to all the other wriiters.

 

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