Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pearls before swine.

You might have guessed from previous entries here that I don't really rate David Mack. I'm not one for baiting, starting fights or name-calling, so we'll leave it at that. But I loved this quote from io9's SDCC coverage, because it basically tells you what you could have already guessed: the Marvel zombies attending just might be a bunch of cultureless thickos. Hold the phone, what was I just saying about baiting, starting fights and name calling?

"The announcement that led to confused silence was Electric Ant, a new five-issue adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story of the same name by Kabuki's David Mack and Pascal Alixe that launches in November. After a quick explanation of who Philip K. Dick was to a subdued audience, Marvel's Jim McCann added that Paul Pope would be providing covers... to a surprising lack of reaction from the audience. When your audience has to be told to applaud, I'm sure that that's not a good sign."

Oh for grud's sake. Phil Dick and Paul Pope, people! Come on!

2 comments:

Dan McDaid said...

Doesn't the intense amount of David Mack slightly cancel out the awesomeness of Paul Pope?

And I like a bit of Dick (fnar), but honestly I would probably have reacted the same way to this news. It's just a weird, left-field choice, and not a particularly well-known PKD to start with. If they were announcing a PKD *line* with some top talent on board(say, Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart, Chris Weston... and then Paul Pope on covers), then I'd be excited.

Matt Badham said...

Electric Ant is a good story, but five issues!

Now, five issues of adaptations of various Philip K Dick stories I would love, particularly with Paul Pope involved.