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.
iacon45: I'll buy a Ratchet if they make one like that.
Jan 26, 2020 21:47:53 GMT -5
Blade Raider: I've generally heard good things about those figures. I'm not sure I'll buy any if I see them just due to character selection. Maybe BB.
Jan 26, 2020 15:44:46 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: And while Bumblebee has some shoulder limitations, Prime has crazy articulation.
Jan 25, 2020 22:54:03 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: So, I picked up the Cyberverse Deluxe figures with the build a fig parts. Prime and Bumblebee are here and they're frankly much better figures than the previous Warrior ones. I'd say just a shade under the Generations for complexity.
Jan 25, 2020 22:53:44 GMT -5
Blade Raider: Sorry, I got distracted by Kamen Rider livestream and Rider toy news.
Jan 25, 2020 21:17:45 GMT -5
Blade Raider: Awesome. Glad you found it.
Jan 25, 2020 21:16:24 GMT -5
iacon45: HA! Found the Bot Bot 5 pack! It was pushed up under the bed
Jan 25, 2020 19:43:56 GMT -5
iacon45: Wow. I didn't think there were that many without a repaint
Jan 25, 2020 19:07:36 GMT -5
iacon45: Sorry had some network issues
Jan 25, 2020 19:07:02 GMT -5
Blade Raider: Oh, Hawt Mess has a repaint. Keep forgetting the SDCC set.
Jan 25, 2020 18:23:16 GMT -5
Blade Raider: There's way more than I'm willing to count in wave 3 and 4 without repaints yet, so I'll stop there.
Jan 25, 2020 18:16:45 GMT -5
Blade Raider: Just looking at a wave 1 checklist, the following have no repaints or retools: Burgertron, Snippy Snappy, Ms. Take, Sticky Mcgee, S'Up Dawg, Hawt Diggity, Kidd Klobber, Fun Gus, Waddlepop
Jan 25, 2020 18:08:46 GMT -5
Blade Raider: Oh, Burgertron has not been repainted at all.
Jan 25, 2020 18:02:21 GMT -5
Blade Raider: I'd have to go look at this point. A couple each wave, I think.
Jan 25, 2020 18:01:40 GMT -5