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Author Topic: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly  (Read 4306 times)

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Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« on: February 25, 2010, 01:26:41 PM »

Turns out that Nick Simmons made a comic, and the art is copied from popular mangas.


More examples here

The best part is that the publishing company is in full retreat

I'm interested to see who's going to lose the most money out of all of this. Undoubtedly there will be a lawsuit along the way. I wonder if they'll skip the publishing and go right after Nick?

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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 01:33:46 PM »

I don't know who Nick Simmons is, so I checked Wikipedia. Looks like I wasn't the first.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 01:34:09 PM »

Never mind the blatantly stolen art, what an unbearably awful comic, period.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 01:41:19 PM »

Tempted to go track this down at the local comic shop to pick up a copy just to see how bad it really is. Plus it may become a collectors item.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 01:44:35 PM »

Life is hard when your mom is a former erotic thriller star.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 01:46:19 PM »

this is incredible
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 01:49:13 PM »

Flat out traces, dialogue lifted directly, stealing character designs down to the most blindingly obvious features...

It is not often you see such a star on the plagiarizing field.

Making the entire thing fucking awful was a real touch of dedication.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 01:52:05 PM »

Maybe he and Rob Liefield can hook up or something.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 02:10:11 PM »

Then they can move on to cloning? Why do you wish horrible things upon humanity?
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 02:15:22 PM »

Maybe he and Rob Liefeild can hook up or something.

BWwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
I was just going to make that joke!
All I have now is a Land joke and that's not going to cover all the bases.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 03:26:34 PM »

"sadly"
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 04:42:39 PM »

Quote from: Kubo Tite
"Honestly, whether it’s a ripoff or not, I’m more worried by the fact that Gene Simmons’ kid is a comic artist…"
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 05:00:11 PM »

I'm never surprised to see an under-talented, over-connected brat get any manner of tripe published. Talk about avoiding the most colossal cock-block in the entire industry.

Like ideally that is why standards are so damn high or the practice is so archaic and dogged, but when you're "Gene Simmons' Son" and you can get paid to have a comic book publish, I guess you don't hold back on your free ride.

No really how many times is everything written about this going to throw in LEGENDARY GENE SIMMONS.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 05:40:07 PM »

Gene Simmons's son is an untalented hack?  What a twist!

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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 07:39:15 PM »

I'm never surprised to see an under-talented, over-connected brat get any manner of tripe published. Talk about avoiding the most colossal cock-block in the entire industry.

Christopher Paolini, q.v.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 08:14:39 PM »

He's a DeviantArt kid who managed to get his fanfic published.

Fuck, good for him, really.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2010, 08:16:47 AM »

I bought a set of the comics, all 3 volumes for $13 isn't too bad I guess. Had to buy online, so I'll see them sometime next week probably.
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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 08:53:54 AM »

A reveiw on Comicbookbin actually compares the artwork to Jack Kirby's.

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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 03:37:11 PM »


It is not often you see such a star on the plagiarizing field.

actually it turns out that copying from manga was the status quo in the 80s and early 90s, but nobody flipped out about it because 1.) nobody had the internet and 2.) manga was still an extremely fringe thing that comics-reading americans were only marginally aware of.

of course, plagiarism among artists in the dc/marvel world is still an ongoing thing, it's not like it ever went away.

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Re: Nick Simmons plagiarizes poorly
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2010, 02:36:12 PM »

Alright, so I received my comics today, and an initial flip through reveals yes, it is as bad as it seems if not worse. There's a character that reminds me of Greed from FMA too.
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