Ron Marz puts down Ayn Rand
If there's a better pairing than horrible, selfish nutbag Ayn Rand and Bluewater, I've yet to hear itNow I'm not going to comment on any dispute Marz has with Bluewater over whether they're paying him properly for any work he might've done for them. What saddens me is that Marz is letting his political leanings get the better of him, dragging Ayn Rand into this whole mess unnecessarily, and demonizing an author and playright who was anti-communist, a position many comics workers of yesteryear, including Stan Lee and the late Julius Schwartz, held too; they had their own share of works with anti-commie themes. What next, is Marz going to attack Steve Ditko for reading her works and even attack Lee and Schwartz if they respect her?
It's too bad, really, but this is the sad reality of how some contributors in the field, if not all, are losing themselves in too much leftist politics. That aside, Marz is a writer who's probably more known for some of the really bad ideas he undertook in his early days - killing off Frankie Raye in the Silver Surfer's series, and more notoriously, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner's girlfriend, Alexandra, who lasted just barely a year before she was obliterated (and editorial mandate apparently decreed that he could not create a new girlfriend for Kyle, and could only use a lady already around, Jade. This was one of many signs how Green Lantern was one of the most editorially mandated comics of the 1990s). It was when he worked with Crossgen under its initial ownership that he began to show some promise, but when working at the big two, it was mediocre; he did his work there mostly as a hack and showed little sign of standing strong on maintaining free reign in scripwriting.
Now, we have to see this kind of terrible quarreling go down between a writer and company officials on Twitter, and degenerate into something perfectly dreadful.