Ethan Van Sciver vs Robbi Rodriguez – Fractured, But Whole

Remember how certain people overreacted to a few below the belt jokes from a decade ago by James Gunn that wouldn't have been out of place in Monty Python or South Park that supposedly got him fired from Guardians Of The Galaxy? I say supposedly, because it strikes me that there is something still missing from that chain of events. Gunn driving over Alan Horn's dog, that kind of thing.

Anyway, there was more pearl-clutching going on this weekend when Robbi Rodriguez, co-creator of Spider-Gwen and the upcoming Goddess Mode for DC/Vertigo, decided to show Ethan Van Sciver exactly what he thought of him after the Darwyn Cooke kerfuffle. By baring his ass cheeks at him and tweeting the result, stating 'Hey, I made some f** off tweets but also fuck youncomic gaterers, and really f-ck @EthanVanSciver hope the gay frogs that gave you the best In Youre life. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd. I misss you. '

It was gross. Instant #Bumgate.

Ethan Van Sciver vs Robbi Rodriguez – Fractured, But Whole

Apparently, this is a hate crime, or at least this is how it's being spun by people who want a double-Gunn moment. And are trying to get him fired from DC Comics. Even managing to get Neil Gaiman involved by talking about boycotting Sandman, also published by DC Comics.

All I can say, is these people really should never watch Monty Python, South Park or even pick up a copy of the upcoming Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo which, as I understand it, features a perfectly crafted Bat-arse. Okay maybe not a close-up.

Whether or not it is modelled on Robbi's posterior, I couldn't tell you.

And who is a normal person?

So everyone who isn't Robbi Rodriguez? Or does normal mean something else? As they say, opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. And sometimes, it seems, people post them on Twitter…

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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