There's an old phrase that's gone around in the comic industry for a while. Even on the lower indie side of things where I dwell.
You will always get work if you meet two of three requirements: If you're good, if you're fast, and if you're friendly to work with.
From what I understand in Liefeld's case... When he's not distracted, he's fast and a pleasure to work with. Miller is fast and a joy to work with apparently... But both aren't exactly good. Neil Adams is a pain in the ass to work with, but he's fast and good. (Good-ish?) Steve Rude is a pain to work with, but the man is a goddamned god on the printed page, and he's quick to boot.
And like you said, a reputation will carry you a long, long ways. Despite burning too many bridges, Mark Millar or Chuck Austen could probably waltz right into Marvel offices and ask for a project if they wanted to, because of the popularity of their runs back in the early 00s.
Optimal Megatron: I'd consider buying that. I mean, visually, it's cool. It's just....does it need to be a small child?
Aug 21, 2019 12:17:18 GMT -5
iacon45: Wonder if Haslab Unicron fails, if they might try to a more scaled down release.
Aug 20, 2019 21:53:22 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm about to give up on the rainmaker set. Can't afford it now if it was available though.
Aug 20, 2019 21:35:37 GMT -5
iacon45: I was about to give up on Siege Micromasters but decided to pick up the Off Road team pack since they were a favorite back in the day. Weapon mode aside, these two restored my faith a bit. Both feel solid and don't have random parts popping off.
Aug 20, 2019 12:50:13 GMT -5
iacon45: Speaking of the Skywarp set, I need to take out the three Battlemasters before I toss the box.
Aug 19, 2019 18:42:44 GMT -5
iacon45: At least it's not SS Shatter bad.
Aug 19, 2019 18:40:49 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: And got my Skywarp. Mine's chest is staying on pretty well, so I guess it's a toss-up
Aug 19, 2019 18:15:03 GMT -5
iacon45: Just got a processing soon email on Hightower from BBTS. Glad I made that back up pre-order a few months ago.
Aug 19, 2019 17:21:16 GMT -5
iacon45: Wonder how many are disappointed they dont combine
Aug 19, 2019 16:46:21 GMT -5