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CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Patton Oswalt on DC Comics & “The Heart, She Holler”

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt stopped by the CBR Tiki Room at New York Comic Con to discuss the upcoming six-night miniseries event, “The Heart, She Holler” on Adult Swim. The programming block’s first ever minisieries is a satirical soap opera set in a very twisted version of the deep south.

CBR’s Jonah Weiland then reminded the performer about the first time he saw Oswalt perform, which featured an on-stage cameo by Martin Sheen, before moving on to Oswalt’s love of the American south.

Finally, Oswalt addresses the recent controversy over DC Comics’ hiring of Nielsen to survey buyers of DC’s New 52 titles at a Los Angeles comic shop that prompted him to stop buying DC Comics titles entirely.

  • seth tan

    what a douche. im sorry, but its a grudge against the nielsan guy not dc.

    • Pat Hall

      Its true but its the idea of this guy that he’s mad at. Let him it out on who ever he wants. I know I would be upset if that happened to me. I don’t know if I would take it out on DC though. No reason to call him a douche.u00a0

  • Dan

    Some individual pollster, probably making minimum wage and just trying to get by, makes a mistake in judgement and Mr Important holds a grudge against DC? What a douche.

    • duh

      You’re probably the guy who buys $3.99 comics even though you think it is too highnnn

  • Steve

    @ Marco…you’re an ignorant twat.u00a0

  • Scud

    I love everyone in here calling Patton a douche and “Mr. Important” because he wanted to take ten minutes out of his busy day to buy/read some comics without getting harassed. DC hired those people that’s why he’s mad and its not like he said he’s swearing them off forever he’s just mad right now he even said he’s interested in Shade. Normally I wouldn’t care about stuff like this but Patton seems like a cool guy and he’s hilarious.

    • Trey

      People don’t listen, all they heard is “I’m boycotting DC” and they lost their minds then started a Marvel/DC fan war, plus he’s wrote for DC in the past.n

  • Blake

    Patton Oswalt: I like comics but not geting harassednCommenters: /begin harassment

  • Cousineerie

    Patton’s a smart guy and now that he’s heard how good some of the new 52 titles are I’m sure he’s already sneaking a peak.

  • Duh hater

    Agreed.nnLook.u00a0 I like Patton’s stand-up and I loved BIG FAN.u00a0 But this…this is sad.nnAnyoneu00a0who isu00a0acting like Patton has a valid argument is really not a smart person.u00a0 Sorry, but you’re not.u00a0u00a0Not reallyu00a0up for debate.u00a0 We all get that he was mad and had every right to be mad about someone pestering him endlessly when he didn’t have time for it.u00a0 We all would get mad.u00a0 We all know that and we all clearly say we understand.u00a0 nThe thing that makes it douchy is to declare a blanket ban on the companies books for hiring neilson.u00a0u00a0What makes it evenu00a0worse is that this DOUCHE isu00a0clearly acting like he is mad about something that happened weeks ago.u00a0 Something that wasn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.u00a0 How delicate and self-importantu00a0is this guy, cause it sure makes him like petty and whiney.u00a0u00a0 DC is just trying to get a better understanding ofu00a0how to make their new line matter to people…sorry they’re trying to save the comic business you all love, you jerks.u00a0

  • ummm…

    Duh:u00a0you do realizeu00a0your responseu00a0doesn’t even make since, right?u00a0 n

  • http://twitter.com/JohnByrneSays JohnByrneSaidWhat?

    As I said when this first happened, Patton Oswalt declaring he wouldn’t buy DC comics because of a Nielsen survey guy is something that John Byrne would do. Do you really want to do that?