GENE SIMMONS’ APPLE DIDN’T FALL VERY FAR FROM THE TREE
SHOCKER! Gene Simmons’ son, Nick, is a total prick! I can’t believe it. I have no idea how that ever could have happened. I mean, he had such a good role model growing up.
From some dork website I’m not familiar with (via SMN):
“The American company Radical Publishing has announced that it halted the production and distribution of Nick Simmons’ Incarnate comic book series on Wednesday evening, amid allegations that the comic plagiarized Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga. According to Radical, ‘We are taking this matter seriously and making efforts now to contact the publishers of the works in question in an effort to resolve this matter.’”
What Would Tyler Durden Do (don’t ask) reports that Nicky-boy has gone on Facebook [Just some dude pretending to be Nick Simmons… oh, well. -Ed.] and demanded an apology. And side-by-side comparisons of his comic with the one he’s accused of ripping-off show that he deserves one. I mean, they’re clearly totally different (Simmons’ is the one in color, the original in b&w):
Topless Robot says that “there have been over 50 million Bleach manga volumes sold worldwide, more than a million in America alone.” Or, put more simply: even if you ignore how immoral plagiarism is, Simmons never had any real chance of getting away with this. He didn’t steal a riff from some obscure tr00 kvlt band – he stole a riff from frickin’ Slayer. What a fucking idiot.
Check out more side-by-side comparisons here and here.