Artist, comic creator and Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld has gotten shit for years from fans because of his way over the top, hyper-realistic style, and his shitty attitude, but he’s also gotten shit from many he’s worked with, just for being sort of a dick. Okay, a lot of a dick.
Earlier this week Liefeld announced via Twitter that he was leaving DC Comics. The 2012 September zero issues for all three titles; “Deathstroke”, “Grifter” and “Savage Hawkman” would be his last.
“Reasons are the same as everyone’s that you hear. I lasted a few months longer than I thought possible… Massive indecision, last minute and I mean LAST minute changes that alter everything. Editor pissing contests”
And then, he took his gripes with DC public via Twitter, attacking writer Scott Snyder:
Rob Liefeld: It’s not you. It never has been. It’s Batman.
Scott Snyder: I can assure you batman doesn’t sell the way it does because it’s Batman. It sells that way because of me and Greg (Capullo).
Rob Liefeld: Get over yourself you pretentious prick @Ssnyder1835
Rob Liefeld: Been berated in DM’s by @Ssnyder1835 this morning. Excuse me if I don’t marvel at your amazing abilities to write Batman. Piss off.
Rob Liefeld: I’d like to think that if your going to wave your ego around on Batman you’d remember all that came before you. Holeee crap
Rob Liefeld: Average Batman book sells 80k. ‘Nuff said.
Scott Snyder: Nice! Your Twitter feeds the best thing you’ve written all year :-)
Rob Liefeld: Of course, because its not edited
Scott Snyder: Aw, I’ll give you credit Rob! :) Batman might sell inspite of me and @GregCapullo as u say, but deathstroke & Hawkman failed because of you!
Scott Snyder: Credit where it’s due, brother :-) and that’s all I’ll say on that. Ah, comics.
Rob Liefeld: my sales went up on those books @Ssnyder1835 sorry bud.
Scott Snyder: Lol. And you can put that in your pouch and keep it for later :-)
Rob Liefeld: one word, HAUNT. 2 words SWAMP THING – not all creations equal
Rob Liefeld: Batman is the number one selling character in the history of the biz. Period. End of story. Will endure beyond creator careers.
And then, it just keeps going. OH THE DRAMADEY.