NYC Comic-con's debut is spoiled by yet more pretend acts
DC Comics also announced today that Mr. Meltzer has signed an exclusive contract to write for DC Comics. Meltzer’s acclaimed graphic novel Identity Crisis has received numerous critical accolades and was the bestselling comic book title of 2004, when it was originally published in the traditional monthly comic book format. Meltzer is perhaps best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game.Remind me not to buy any book he writes for them, not even if it's from the Vertigo line. And as for bestselling, has anyone writing for Webwire ever read this?
Now, what have we here, but a very laughable speech by the vice president of Launch Pad for Reed Exibitions:
“I am enormously grateful to Jim Lee, Brad Meltzer, as well as everyone at DC Comics, for making these appearances at our convention possible,” notes Greg Topalian, Group Vice President in charge of Launch Pad for Reed Exhibitions. “DC Comics’ support of our show is critically important and, while DC’s guests are a huge addition to our stellar line up of appearances, they also convey the enthusiasm that DC Comics is feeling about New York Comic-Con. Jim Lee is a legendary illustrator, and Brad Meltzer is a writer with few peers. Together, they will be a huge attraction for the thousands of fans attending our show and I know their appearances will be a convention highlight of convention activity.”One may be, but the other is enough to frighten me for one away from the whole show for good. Clearly, the company exec whom Webwire quotes above hasn't read this either, has he? Or, he's just plain oblivious to the facts.
Some way to ruin what could otherwise be a big event, ditto the chance to meet Jim Lee. Needless to say, if I were in Lee's position at the convention alongside such a colossally overrated, overhyped "author", I'd be embarrassed.