Stolen from the Marvel Board.The thread
starts off normally enough but a small notice
of some art swiping snowballs with a second swipe
which causes Mack himself to come in and defend
himself. His lack of credit towards Maleev did not go unnoticed
though. While Mack did come up with a plausible excuse
for his 'homage', Maleev's response seem, to me, a little catty
Maleev later forgives
Mack but at that point it's too late. The snowball keeps growing
until the question becomes 'What part of Mack's work ISN'T traced?'
Mack posts again
but doesn't really address anything that's been posted. Like blatant tracing
. Maleev also weighs in again
. Whether his comment is for or against Mack is up for debate.
There's a lot of talk about the cover art and whether or not Mack owes something to Ben Watts
and there's a lot of talk about whether or not anybody should care, even after a copy of Marvel's policy
is posted. Apparently somebody at Marvel cared because somebody from Bendis' forums reported that the cover won't be used.
Things become even funnier when Oeming comes to Mack's defense by posting exactly what Mack should be doing, but isn't.
As if there's no significant difference between that and this
. Oeming doesn't really respond to that. Instead he calls the people calling out Mack a keyboard mob
and isn't heard from again.
The rest of the thread is pretty boring. Another trace
is found and analyzed and the rest is summed up here