Looks like Millar isn’t content to yank the capes of comic book fans alone. In a recent Newsarama interview, the man behind “Civil War” had this to say:
Like all my pals, the TV and movie people have come calling and even the computer game people (which is weird because games are for pedos and I have no interest).
A tongue in cheek comment, to be certain, but one that was totally out of left field and without any sort of grounding in the interview itself. It went unnoticed for a short while, until video game site Kotaku picked up on it. Then the shizznit hit the fizzan.
Wait, a guy who writes comic books for a living is saying that games are for pedophiles? I think tipster Neal put it best: What a jackass, especially coming from someone who works in an industry that is often geared toward a young market. What is this, Comic Industry Stupidity Day?
I did note that the phrase was in parentheses, but judging by their use throughout the interview it appears they are meant to denote asides Miller said.
Then the commenters get into the action!
That’s pretty good lulz coming from a guy who writes about muscle men in short shorts as though it actually means something. The Marvel universe has been a hot, overlarge turd for a long long while now and all Civil War did was break the turd open and mush it up a bit, and if you think dogshit smells bad when it’s just sitting there on the road, then try *stepping* in it. So while games might be for pedos, at least we’re not, y’know, scat-fanciers.
Tony Stark tried to touch me where my bathing suit covers.
I’d like to personally kick MM in the balls for wasting 10 months of my life and hundreds of dollars on that Civil War bullshit.
Hey Mark, I don’t want to write comics because they take it up the pooper.
Asshole. I don’t care if he was joking. Civil Wars has fucked up the Marvel Universe for years to come.
Cap in Jail? Who the fuck in their right mind would conclude a series like that?
It’s Mark Millar, he’ll say *anything* to get himself some publicity.
Of course, some posters understood that Millar was simply maing a joke, albeit a stupid one, but the damage was done – instead of reaching out again to fans of an industry that spend money comic book companies would kill to get even a piece of, Millar crapped all over himself and laughed while doing it. Kudos!