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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN: JMS: ASM 516
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 1/30/2005 10:19:42 AM  

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>So, the newscaster on page six: was that a lighthearted poke at DC (who, you
>know, will publish the B5 graphic novel unless *that's* in the crapper), or
>was it related to the unpleasantness many of us believe is occuring between
>you and WB over TMoS and over what has definitely occurred with the Crusade
>DVDs?

No, there was no relationship there. I wrote that scene the same day I heard
about an arc from DC called Absolute Power that looked like it was trying to
co-opt some of what I was doing with Supreme Power, right down to the title, so
I poked back.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN: JMS: ASM 516
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/1/2005 1:21:03 AM  

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>You should have limited the poke to DC's superhero line, because you
>look like an ass attacking Vertigo, Wildstorm, Elfquest, The Eisner
>Library, etc.

Yeah, well, it ain't like that was the first time.

In for a penny, in for a pounding.


jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN: JMS: ASM 516
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/1/2005 9:57:46 PM  

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>You should have limited the poke to DC's superhero line, because you
>look like an ass attacking Vertigo, Wildstorm, Elfquest, The Eisner
>Library, etc.

And by the way, just so I'm crystal clear on this point.

The time I wrote this issue, months back, was the same time that DC's brass
came out and said that they wouldn't consider any crossovers as long as Joe
Quesada -- who I consider both the best editor Marvel has had in a while, and a
friend -- still had his job. A comment, incidentally, that they have STILL
neither apologized for nor retracted. And I don't like it when people take
that kind of personal, unprofessional shot at someone I consider a friend...so
I was not, at that point in writing the script, on top of everything else,
charitably inclined toward them at that moment.

So I'll tell you what...you find ANYTHING in that issue that is as offensive a
personal attack as that remark, you let me know. Otherwise I got far better
things to do with my time than play mea culpa with this shit.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all message content (c) 2004 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)

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