May 25, 2016

Dolts Slott, Marz jump to Nick Spencer's defense

Like all good mindless communal types, they gotta stick together.

Dan Slott, whose ego far surpasses his actual intellect, tries to make a comparison and fails miserably:



Uh, yeah, Cap giving up the role for a time because the American president was shown to be a major villain ... is the same thing as Cap being a villain his entire life. And a Nazi one at that.

And writer Ron Marz offers up this grammatically challenged defense:



Hopefully he's not an editor, too.

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Marvel continues to slide into creative insanity

We all know Captain America writer Nick Spencer is a raging social justice warrior "progressive" who thinks Republicans are evil, and just when you thought it -- he -- couldn't get any more crazy, we read this:

This week's Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 contained a huge twist that revealed that Steve Rogers, the recently returning Captain America, is an agent of Hydra, and seemingly may have been since his childhood.

Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shed some light on the reveal, with USA Today citing him as telling them that this is "the real Steve Rogers," and not "some clone, shapeshifting Skrull, Life Model Decoy or a Cap from an alternate universe."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, writer Nick Spencer added to Brevoort’s statements that this is the real Steve, saying, “Issue 2 will lay a lot of our cards on the table in terms of what the new status quo is, but the one thing we can say unequivocally is: This is not a clone, not an imposter, not mind control, not someone else acting through Steve. This really is Steve Rogers, Captain America himself.”

“His mission is to further the goals and beliefs of Hydra," explained Brevoort.

This is the comicbook version of "clickbait," and it's beyond stupid. Almost as stupid as making Cap gay.

Brevoort even has the cojones to compare this drivel to the "Hitchcock tradition," and Spencer makes comparisons to Philip K. Dick's Man in the High Castle.

Puh-lease. You guys aren't even within a light-year of Hitchcock's and Dick's genius.

Anyone recall the mid-90s and something called "The Crossing"? This was when Tony Stark/Iron Man was supposed to have been an agent of Kang the Conqueror since the latter's first appearance way back in Avengers #8. That's right -- 30+ of continuity and all of sudden Iron Man is a murderous villain.

Oh, and when the Tony Stark we all know was killed, Marvel replaced him with a younger version of Stark. A college kid.

It is regarded today as one of Marvel's most ridiculous ideas of all time. I think it's safe to say this Cap nonsense will be too, in the years to come.

But hey -- it sure gives Spencer an avenue to trash patriotism, America, and everything else that victim-culture SJWs do.

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At this point, why the hell not?

The latest comicbook nuttery: SJWs (that's social justice warriors) are petitioning Marvel to make Captain America ... gay. Or bisexual. Or whatever.

The Twitter hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend has been trending, and here's a sample:







Naturally, many fans countered this nonsense exclaiming that Cap has plenty of backstory and canon that voids any such "retconning" ... but when has that ever thwarted SJW creators like current Cap writer Nick Spencer?

And if there's any person to act on these demands, it's Spencer. I can see it now: He'll make Cap gay, although it won't really be Cap -- it'll be some alternate dimension version or something -- but it will give Spencer yet another reason to Twitter rant about (Republican/conservative) "bigotry" and "intolerance." Even though the vast majority of the complaints against him will be the aforementioned canon argument, not "homophobia."

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May 24, 2016

Marvel's Nighthawk writer: 'Racism biggest threat to black people'

Marvel's new Nighthawk is not the one older fans might think of -- the Batman analogue who was a member of the classic super-team The Defenders -- but an alternate reality version brought into the Marvel Universe "proper" (due to yet another silly "big -- crossover -- event").

This 'Hawk is, and was, a member of the Squadron Supreme. No, not the version Mark Gruenwald made famous with his mid-1980s limited series, but the one J. Michael Straczynski created in Supreme Power and later a new Squadron Supreme. His parents were killed by (white) racists, and this has made him one angry vigilante.

New series writer David Walker explains his take on the character:

Nighthawk is driven by rage. He is angry with everyone and everything, and he has trouble containing that anger, so he focuses it and turns it loose on what he feels is the most obvious responsible party. Of course, it is far more complicated than that, which is part of what makes this character interesting. Here you have a black man, whose parents were murdered by racists, and he blames the racist ideologies that inform our society for their deaths.

Traditionally, superheroes act as extensions of law and order. They may act outside the boundaries of the law, but when all is said and done, they are at service to law and order, which makes them part of the status quo of the criminal justice system. The problem with this system is that it often falls short of adequately serving black people in America. We have seen this time and time again, when police officers kill unarmed blacks, and the court system fails to convict the killer. The two biggest threats to black people in this country are racism and the criminal justice system that is infected by the disease or racism. At some point, if you are a black superhero, fighting to protect black people, you are going to reach a crossroads where you will realize that you must protect them from the forces of law and order—from the status quo.

Indeed. Get this: The series is set in ... Chicago. And Walker seriously claims racism is the deadliest threat to blacks?? "Time and time again" we have seen men in blue shoot and kill blacks?

Yet again, Marvel's comics division business model is one big head-scratcher.

I've a better title for this book, Mr. Walker: Nighthawk: The Mistaken Narrative.

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May 23, 2016

Captain America writer again equates legitimate political concerns with ultra-right fanaticism

If it wasn't bad enough that Captain America scribe Nick Spencer used one of Marvel's most despicably racist villain groups to chide Americans who are against illegal immigration, now he is utilizing Cap's deadliest enemy to castigate those who have issues with Middle Eastern immigration into Europe and how it's changing its societies.

Below is the Red Skull pontificating on the refugee crisis:

Perhaps the best response to this comes from Killer Moth, a regular commenter at FCMM (to whom the hat tip goes for this post):

"Hey, Spencer, I know you're trying to make Red Skull cartoonishly evil and racist, but when his rant -- or, really, the rant you put in his mouth -- actually sounds less insane than your regular words on Twitter and regular output, you're doing something wrong. "

I wonder how many Middle Eastern refugees Spencer has invited into his home? And if he has, has he had the "audacity" to establish any ground rules -- like "Hey, this is my house so here's how we do things"?

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May 16, 2016

Progressive delusion, Marvel Comics style

From comics scribe Nick Spencer:



Which was in response to this:



Indeed, Hillary Clinton's biggest weakness is the mainstream media.

ON. WHAT. F***ING. PLANET. DOES. HE. LIVE???

Brought to you from the company whose former chief once claimed the majority of the US military is black, and that "extensive" atomic bomb tests were conducted during World War II.

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Just a thought

I don't think I'm going out on a limb here and saying that Hillary is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats. (This is assuming she isn't indicted or drops out for health reasons.)

That said...

I've been thinking about her VP choice. Julian Castro is the name I hear most often as the front runner. This makes a certain amount of sense. He's young, he's from Texas and he's Latino.

But does she really need the Latino vote as much as other segments?

She has very high negatives and those aren't really moveable. She's been around for 30 years and people have pretty much made up their mind about her for good or for ill. I think she has the most chance of swaying women but they don't like her. Especially young women.

Suppose the answer to that is to pick a woman for VP? I think that's a strong possibility. The obvious choice there is Warren but those two are known for not liking each other. Can they figure something out that would be a deal? Clinton may offer a single term and backing for Warren's run in 2020. I suspect Hillary's health is a problem that is much more serious than she lets on.

For the record I don't see how she gets indicted for either her influence peddling nor for her mishandling of classified material. She's too politically powerful and has too much money and influence. I wish that didn't matter and I wish I could honestly say that we are a nation of laws but that just isn't true anymore. There are too many examples to list but people, especially in government, are immune to prosecution irrespective of their crimes.

My prediction: Julian Castro (yeah, I know, brave prediction Duffy).

The why is simply that she's a creature of The Establishment and they follow the long laid down rules and that's the likely pick.

Outside chances: Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Christie Todd Whitman (this would be the desperation pick)

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May 09, 2016

The 'logic' of 'progressives'

"Right to privacy" = right kill an unborn child in the womb.

"Right to privacy" does NOT = right to avoid a grown, biological man watching you pee.

In fact, any laws contrary to the latter are like Jim Crow laws, according to our illustrious Attorney General.

That's right, if you don't want your young daughter going to a restroom with a grown person with a penis, you're just like the segregationist, racist bigots of the 1950s-60s South.

Here's what states like North Carolina ought to do: Establish "sanctuary bathrooms" which are (biologically) gender specific. Merely play the "progressives'" own game. And stick to it.

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May 07, 2016

Attention: If you disagree with comics creators, use the following method

Simply say "Fuck off."

After all, it's a favorite tactic used by Gerry Conway and Mark Waid:




So take this tweet, for example:



Here's what you say:


and

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The perfect response to socialist 'progressives'

Tow truck pulls up and sees a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker on disabled vehicle; refuses to tow car and tells owner "Call the government."

FOX Carolina 21

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Chutzpah

President Man-Child:


As Ace says, this, "On Day After It's Revealed His Foreign Policy Guru Has Been Deceiving America With Fictional Psyops"

Read more and be sick.

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May 05, 2016

Tweet of the Day

From our 'ol pal Ron Marz:



Indeed -- just look at what happened in November of 2008.

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May 02, 2016

Of course they do

Because entertainment isn't just entertainment anymore -- it has to send a message, you see -- the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD is calling for the new Star Wars films to go gay:

As sci-fi projects have the special opportunity to create unique worlds whose advanced societies can serve as a commentary on our own, the most obvious place where Disney could include LGBT characters is in the upcoming eighth Star Wars film," reads GLAAD's statement, referring to 2017's Star Wars: Episode VIII. "2015’s The Force Awakens has introduced a new and diverse central trio, which allows the creators opportunity to tell fresh stories as they develop their backstory. Recent official novels in the franchise featured lesbian and gay characters that could also be easily written in to the story.

While GLAAD calls for LBGT characters in the new Star Wars films, it should be noted that the orientation of the three major new characters - Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron - were not revealed during The Force Awakens.

I still think Luke has gotta be gay. I mean c'mon:

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Let's check in with the moonbat comics creators!

Retweeted by the gnomish Dan Slott:



Oh, so NOW the Left is concerned about free speech? Because of some dopey Trump supporter's (alleged) violence? Where have they been on college campuses the last decade or so? Why are they so determined to get Citizens United overturned? Where were they when Boss Obama had the creator of the video "responsible" for the Benghazi attacks jailed?

What a hoot.

Here's the ultra-PC (when it suits him) Ron Marz:



How dare people despise a movie trailer ... for a film that helps break the Hollywood "glass ceiling" (or whatever the hell the Left is pissed about today)!!!

Lastly, Kurt Busiek on being a citizen:



Yeah, except for the last seven years though. Gimme a royal break. So many of the things that pissed off guys like Kurt from 2001-2008 earned nary a peep from 2009 to the present. Not to mention, when people were "skeptical and wary" of Boss Obama, Kurt and his buddies were often ultra-quick to cry "RACISM!!"

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