May 21st, 2014
|05:04 pm - Man of Steel's David Goyer is a gross, gross man|
If you haven't read this article over at the Mary Sue, I highly suggest it: Man of Steel Sequel Writer David Goyer Calls Marvel’s She-Hulk “A Giant Green Porn Star,” Insults Geeks.
The comments David Goyer made on the podcast Scriptnotes are disgusting for so many, many reasons. I think the Mary Sue article covers it pretty nicely, but - for a quick summary - he suggests that the Hulk is nothing more than a male power fantasy and that his cousin (She-Hulk) was invented for the sole person of being an object for the Hulk to fuck. That's right... his brainy, lawyer COUSIN is nothing more than a porn star that the Hulk is entitled to fuck with his incestuous green dick.
Goyer's assertion that She-Hulk was designed specifically for ogling falls flat if you're familiar with the character, and is easily destroyed for the rest of us after reading the beginning of her Wikipedia entry:
The reason for the character's creation had to do with the success of the Incredible Hulk TV series (1977–82). Afraid that the show's executives would suddenly introduce a female Hulk, resembling the popular Bionic Woman, Marvel decided to publish their own version of such a character to make sure that if a similar one showed up in the TV series, they would own the rights.
...Vosburg later remarked, "The oddest thing about that book was that Frank drew really beautiful women, I drew really beautiful women, and yet, the She-Hulk was never overly attractive."
So much for your theory dude. (Also, if you think Goyer is bad, take a peek at host Craig Maizin's comments on She-Hulk and be prepared to vomit.)
Of course it wasn't just She-Hulk that got this rude treatment. They tore into Martian Manhunter as well, showing a distinct lack of comic book knowledge for someone that's been given the reigns to so many important titles lately. After such a revolting look into the inner workings of this man's mind, how exactly am I supposed to have confidence that he has the sensitivity to handle a title such as Neil Gaiman's The Sandman? (Ughhhhhh.... please don't ruin one of my favorite characters with your filthy hands.)
Oh, and did I mention his contempt for fans? After asking for a show of hands as to who has heard of Martian Manhunter, his next step is to ask how many of those fans have gotten laid before. Real fucking classy, dude. Not only is that ignorant as shit, but did you forget that you too work in the comic book industry? Just keep biting the hand that feeds, dude. Tell me how that works out for you.
Edit 5/22/14 - Stan Lee calls David Goyer a nut over She-Hulk comments
Edit 5/25/14 - Um, Actually: ‘Man Of Steel’ Writer David Goyer’s Remarks On ‘Green Porn Star’ She-Hulk And Other Nasty Business
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