"Why is it “With great power comes great responsibility” in the comics and “With great power comes great responsibility to the shareholders and fuck everybody else” in real life?"
— Tom Spurgeon, on the ruling against Jack Kirby’s estate. In context it’s also a bit of condemnation for a particularly mean-spirited comment thread that’s trying to paint Kirby’s heirs as a bunch of lazy freeloaders riding their father/grandfather’s tail.
"Writers don’t do stories specifically to piss off fans. Writers write stories about which they feel passionate and invested. As a reader, you’re entitled to one thing and one thing only: a reading experience in exchange for your purchase. And if you like that reading experience, the expectation is that you’ll come back for more. But the audience does not and should never be in control of the stories. Writers are writers because they know how to do what audiences don’t know how to do—tell stories that affect you and move you. It’s way tougher than it looks. Storytelling isn’t a democracy, you don’t get a decision in how the stories go. All you get is your one vote, with your dollars or your feet."
— Tom Brevoort (via ——comix)