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66 Are any Marvel staff reading racmx?




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This article is from the X-Men Comic Books FAQ, by Kate the Short (racmx@yahoo.com) with numerous contributions by others.

66 Are any Marvel staff reading racmx?

Some are. Most come and then go again, though. Some do so because
they're no longer involved with the X-Titles, others because they can't
keep up with the sheer volume of discussion, and others because they
just aren't that interested.

Over the past few years, the newsgroup has been visited by the likes of
Chris Claremont, Peter David, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Warren Ellis, Jay
Faerber, Steven Grant, Larry Hama, Joseph Harris, Rob Liefeld, Scott
Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Brandon Peterson, Joe Pruett, Ben Raab, Tom
Raney, Steven Seagle, Gail Simone, Louise "Weezie" Simonson, Walter
Simonson, Robert Weinberg, Anthony Williams, Brian C. Wood, Ethan
Van Sciver, and J. Steven York. If you wander over to our sister group,
rac.misc, you'll also see Kurt Busiek, Tony Isabella, and Christopher
Priest. Still others have participated with rac.* regulars on mailing
lists or message boards. Some are/were regular contributors, while
others posted a single response and never returned.

All this means, of course, that posters on racmx should maybe think
twice before posting up personal attacks on the creative staff of the X-
titles, since, unlike for a long period of Usenet history, they're
finally around and a lot of racmxers would like them to continue to
contribute to the group.

Not insulting people in general is a good policy to aim for, of course.
Not threatening them, however, is something that needs to be
underscored. Many fans tend to get angry at a creator's treatment of
their favorite characters, and may occasionally post (in jest) threats
of violence on the newsgroup, i.e.: "Such-and-such writer should be
drawn, quartered, and hung for doing this to Wolverine, and if I ever
find out where he lives I'll likely do it myself." This is Not Cool.
Please don't do it.


 

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