Agent X 05
Sorry to post so close together, but I've been reading various articles about our s_d drama and after wading through various sites and their comments (some of which seem to want to take this opportunity to kick us while we're down) I found a quote from one of our more well known supporters (It's a bit long so I'm putting it behind a cut) Gail Simone, as quoted on Comicsworthreading.com:
"The truth is, there are only a handful of comics websites that aren’t run (and sometimes very heavily edited) by vested interests, like a publisher, where a sizable number of comics readers can go and share their enthusiasm about a title with a large enough audience to actually make a difference. There was a lot of dedication there, a lot of fascinating material. Yes, there was snark. Yes, some issues were panned. Who cares? The site was very heavily weighted towards books the posters really enjoyed, and served as a sample taste for many new readers. I myself have ended up buying several Marvel books in particular that I otherwise wouldn’t have even stopped to look at.
I sympathize with any creators who felt their work was spoiled. I JUST this week had the ending of my latest issue of Wonder Woman spoiled. But I don’t believe there was any malice. Quite the opposite, I believe that the poster intended only positive things and meant only to spread the word. I find that to be the motive there again and again. “Hey, I liked this book…take a look at this cool stuff in it!”
Do we really want to try to stop that instinct?"
Also: Arcade shows up for a meeting regarding Alex's amusement park, only to find hes been shot in the throat. Coming to the conclusion that having Alex suffocate on a bullet would probably be counterproductive to their discussion, he opts for a little home surgery:
Because Agent X will never stop being funny to me.
Edit: Well it was on schmevil's lj as well, but I figure it could be posted here too. Quote taken from: http://comicsworthreading.com Images from: Agent X #5