The Beat reported Rob Liefeld quit DC. I managed to read about half the comments before I realized what a colossal waste of time it was to read them. Here's the thing:
I have always done my best work when editors allowed me to go my own way. Every single time. I was blessed that I had many great editors who understood this.
When I was an editor, my dream was to hire writers so good that I wouldn't have to work on their scripts.
I am not at all surprised that DC's editors, most of whom have few if any appreciable credits as writers, are treating their writers like typists. It's the Hollywood model.
One of my favorite Hollywood parables is that of the Hollywood executive who is brought to the most beautiful, most pristine mountain lake you could imagine. He looks at it and then promptly takes a dump in it. Then he says, "Now it's better."
Finally, whether one enjoys Liefeld's work or not - and you know I don't much care for it - I am appalled by the nasty comments from readers who are slavish devotees of the corporation that is DC. Corporations aren't people and they definitely aren't creators. Those clueless mean-spirited readers attack the very people who make the comics they claim to enjoy. They attack the Jerry Siegels and they attack modern-day creators who dare to show even a shred of integrity. They disgust me.