Why do you hate Richard Rider and his fans so much? In fact, who do you hate more – Richard Rider or his fans? (Julia – from Italy)
I hate neither Richard Rider or his fans.
But I do wish they’d understand that not turning back the clock and giving Rich another series doesn’t mean that, any more than it does for any other character who at the moment doesn’t have a series or who has been replaced by another character. I don’t hate Steve Rogers, I don’t hate Thunderbird, I don’t hate Hank Pym–or their fans. Same deal.
Essentially, it’s irrelevant. No matter what Tom says, his actions and the actions of others at Marvel speak for themselves. I wish things were different.
I respect Tom, I’ve been a fan of many projects he’s edited (Especially Avengers Forever, Captain Marvel (PAD) and Busiek Avengers and Thunderbolts ) but in the last few years during this saga I and others have caught him in several contradictions and ‘areas of dicey truth’. Frankly, its real and it’s gotten troublesome.
Recycling all of what’s gone on in the past five years and jotting it down as my evidence is a waste of what I and others have done. (theres a lot , actually)But we can safely assume Rider fans didnt just dream up this impression without merit.
To list a couple, the most famous, was the reasons for Nova V. 3 and GOTG V. 2 cancellation. Let’s just forget that fans were lied to and told that good sales on Thanos Imperative could save both Nova and GOTG…because the book sold well and we were still stripped of those books. Yet, in the shit show after, we received contradictory evidence (Link Here) from Joe Quesada about the reason for those books cancellation. Later, Bill Rosemann, in a CBR interview also gave contradictory views on the matter that put Brevoort’s account in question. (I’m not going to link anything CBR, just google it)
More recently, Brevoort was less than truthful about his thoughts on ROM,blatantly contradicting what he had said in the past (detailed in this article I did). Perhaps, a minor “mistruth”, but nonetheless just another chink in the armor of how we all interpret what he is saying as factual and trustworthy.
Clearly, there is still much more behind the formation of Sam Alexander by Loeb and the demotion of DnA, Giffen Schmidt, Rosemann. Clearly there are deep opinions for specific reasons about Richard Rider Marvel is just not sharing. It’s frustrating.
I think by parading this new cruddy “Jesse” character around like he’s Richard Rider is just dredging up some deep emotions. Loyal Marvel Fans have waited five years for Rider to come back, is there anyone left that cares about us?
BTW Bendys’ Cancerverse arc sucked and the real Star Lord listens to Black Sabbath.
Long Live Richard Rider.
EDIT: NOTE fan of RR asking question is from ITALY…RR has international appeal!!