How much of his or her own voice should echo through when a comic book writer is working on a comic? Is it the obligation of the writer to act as a steward for the character, maintaining consistency from the character's previous appearance to the next one? Or should a writer express a unique, idiosyncratic voice, thus making his or her own mark on the character?
Chad Nevett and I ponder these questions as we take a remark Daniel Way made in regard to Deadpool and blow it completely out of proportion by turning it into a fierce debate about the merits of authorial voice.
If you never thought a Rob Liefeld creation would spark such intellectual discourse, think again, my friend!
And this Skottie Young Cable & Deadpool cover is nice, isn't it? He should draw more comics using this style. (And, really, isn't style just the artistic equivalent of voice? We raise that question in our discussion as well.)
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