It's been revealed that Vertigo is going to publish a previously unseen story
by overrated Warren Ellis and Phil Jiminez called "Shoot" that dealt with schoolyard shootings and was nixed following the Columbine bloodbath in 1999. But if there's anything else about this news that really makes my jaw fall off my face in astonishment, it's what Ellis says about Paul Levitz:
I remember that, at the time, someone telling me that the stance was that Paul Levitz would not release the book so long as he was running DC.
*whistles* Yet this same former editor and publisher, along with Dan DiDio, released the abominable Identity Crisis without a whisper of objection for their mainstream line of books. The irony is just stupefying.
Labels: bad editors, dc comics, dreadful writers, politics, violence