Sunday, November 01, 2015

Cullen Bunn on why he's left Aquaman....

Cullen Bunn stated on Reddit why he decided to leave Aquaman:
There are a number of reasons I left Aquaman. I actually quit the book before my first issue even came out. The reaction from fans was brutal and disheartening even before they read my first issue. My editor (who is great) asked me to stick with it, so I did. The fan reaction didn't improve. This was such a different take on the character, a lot of diehard Aquaman fans couldn't accept it. I was accused of not taking about the book, but every time I did, I got hate tweets and hate mail. I don't need that, and it kind of made me loathe the character. In the end, I think this wasn't the right story to tell with Aquaman, so I felt it was time for me to move on. Someone else can come on and be a hero.
There's a bunch of other stuff, too, but it's best we don;t dwell on it.
Considering the crap I've gotten from some Aquaman "fans" for being a fan of Aquaman (apparently I'm the wrong gender or something), I don't particularly blame him for not wanting to put up with it. My main issue was with the art, and in particular the faces (which weren't bad, they just didn't fit what I think of as Aquaman), not with the direction of the character or the writing.

But there's a danger here. Any time you listen to the "diehard" fans, you are going to lose the rest of the audience. I wish Cullen Bunn the best in the future, and I want to assure him that his run will be remembered with some fondness by some fans.

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