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Cronin Theory of Comics – Treat Comic Creators Respectfully

by  in Comic News Comment

It’s kind of weird, as this sure seems to be self-evident, but apparently it needs to be stated – not liking someone’s comic book is not a reason to be disrespectful to them.

I am aghast at some of the terribly disrespectful things that are being said towards Joe Quesada for his crime of messing around with Spider-Man continuity.

I do not know Joe Quesada personally. Odds are the commenters saying awful, mean things about him do not, either. So while I do not think actually knowing the man would make personal insults appropriate, at least I could understand it a bit. “I met Joe Quesada once, and he punched my mom in the face – that asshole!” That I would understand. “Ooops Another Day thing is yet another cake made of turds delivered on a Fuck You platter by Joey the Q” by the tastefully named commenter “Quesada, Quesadilla, Same Shit Different Name”? That is bad.

The tons of posts I know my pal Sean Whitmore has to delete on the Comic Book Resources Spider-Man forum where people insult Quesada personally?

That is also bad.

Rail against the work all you like, folks – but keep it to the work. Treat the creators themselves respectfully.

Unless they punched your mom in the face, I suppose.