January 17, 2013

My name is Clueless

You'd think comicbook creators would have just a modicum of common sense. Apparently not Ron Marz who, in response to increased gun sales after Boss Obama's re-election and then the shooting in Newtown, CT, wrote: "That strikes me as pathetic and sad."

"Sad" I can perhaps understand (given its myriad connotations), but why is it "pathetic?" Why is it not a perfectly rational response by those who worry that the right to possess a firearm may become severely curtailed -- especially by a guy who 1) has previously expressed outright hostility to the 2nd Amendment, and 2) is a habitual liar (too many links to include for this one).

Indeed, again, what is pathetic are individuals like Marz -- whose very industry survives on depicted violence -- who believe those who feel differently than he are "sad" and "pathetic" ... because they believe government "cares" about you and me.

(h/t to FCMM.)

Posted by Hube at January 17, 2013 11:21 AM | TrackBack

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Marz kind of has a history of making stupid comments like this, on Twitter and elsewhere. He said some pretty vile things about Ayn Rand a few years ago, too. He also attacked fellow comics writer Dan Jurgens for criticizing Obama.

And he's done some leftist advocacy in comics, too: in the early 1990s, he wrote a What If? story for Marvel where the daughter of Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic became a radical environmentalist and was viewed as a "hero."

Posted by: Carl at January 17, 2013 02:26 PM