Wednesday, October 5, 2005

And the "You Gotta Be Kidding Me" award of the evening goes to...

Or: "Watchoo Talkin' 'bout, Robert?"

Robert Kirkman, who's scheduled to take over Ultimate X-Men in January.

I get that Kirkman's a critical darling, but he's always seemed so bland and uninteresting for me. And he's following up Brian Vaughan of all people. Who followed up Brian Bendis. Who followed up Mark Millar.

This is turning out to be one of the most schizophrenic books Marvel's putting out. Soon they'll have Dave Sim kill off all the women, followed by a Gail Simone fem-fest. Then they'll have back-to-back runs by Chuck Austen and Alan Moore.