Written on the attached page, is an entry into a blog that Hart D. Fisher contacted directly on the 27th of February. He keeps saying there is more to the story. My question is: Why aren’t we hearing the rest of the story?
Is he waiting to tell more in order to keep the spot light on him?
Does he really have instances where Gerard actually plagiarized his work?
If Gerard did plagiarize, why is he bringing it to the web and not to a court near him?
Do we really believe that Gerard took his lyrics from anything other than life experiences?
I had decided I wasn’t going to promote this nobody’s claims anymore, but I am about current issues with the guys. This is a current issue.
Do we here at My Chemcial Freak think there is anything to the allegations? No, I really don’t believe that there is. I truely think this is his way of making money when he needs it. Does my heart go out to him and his wife for their woes? Yes, it does go out to them, but its no excuse for the way he has chosen to go about this.
I have examined the situation, thus far, and have come up with this. Dark Horse comics did, indeed, claim The Umbrella Academy to be Gerard’s first run at comics. Gerard, however, never stated this. Dark Horse has, in the last two days, stated they were told from the get-go about the “On Raven’s Wings 1 & 2″ comic. They knew that it was a dabble in comics for a 16-year-old Way. I believe it was a simple oversight on their behalf, calling it his first.
So far the only statement Gerard has made on the matter is the following:
I sent [Hart] an email years ago, before we finished ‘Revenge,’ thanking him for believing in me, and never got a response. I think I emailed him once again as well…never heard anything back. I’m not ashamed of what I did for him, and wanted to see him in person and thank him. I’ve never had the chance.
-Gerard Way, through Dark Horse Comics
The article in which Dark Horse deemed The Umbrella Academy, Gerard’s first comic can be found HERE. It simply states…
Way’s first comics work is remarkably polished, and he takes to scripting far better than many of the other celebrity comics writers coming to the field from other media, most of whom evidence a still-getting-the-hang-of-it learning curve for a while. Beyond simply being not bad, Way’s loony action adventure tale fits squarely into his publisher’s zanier pulp riffs, like Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and Eric Powell’s The Goon.
-Review from Dark Horse Comics site
Apparently the above snippet is the root of Hart’s ranting. I, as well as others, will have to see the proof of the plagiarism. I could be wrong, but again I do not believe it exists.
CLICK HERE to read the blog entry in which Hart D. Fisher discussed the subject he “isn’t discussing”, which is his wife’s on-going battle with cervical cancer.