April 11, 2013

Because no one cares but the bean counters ...

... did you know that Gail Simone (The Movement) is supposedly "officially" introducing the first transgender superhero in a mainstream comic? Yep, in Batgirl #19.

Now, y'know what's funny? Various comics sites are lauding what "has helped create much needed diversity with today’s issue." And who really cares about that? "Progressive"-oriented comicbook news sites, that's who. And "progressive" comicbook creators (like Simone). Why is this funny? Because ironically, while such creators get on their high horses and chide average joe bloggers like myself and Doug Ernst for, in our spare time, offering commentary on these creators' politics -- because, they say, all we want is blog traffic -- this is precisely what they're doing (desiring increased sales) in cases like these!!

So let's see -- average guy makes no money for blogging on comics' politics? Disgruntled traffic-seeking conservative idiot fanboy. Comicbook writer who devises cheap gimmick(s) to help drive sales? Innovative and forward-thinking creator.

Got it.

UPDATE: Really?

Posted by Hube at April 11, 2013 04:20 PM | TrackBack

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Exactly right. The progressives are the only ones it matters to.

And I've always loved how Simone and other like-minded creators assume that average people who blog in the spare time "just want hits." It just highlights the disdain for ordinary people that many progressives have.

Posted by: Carl at April 11, 2013 04:30 PM

And the fans of said creators really aren't much better, either.

Posted by: Carl at April 11, 2013 05:23 PM

"So let's see — average guy makes no money for blogging on comics' politics? Disgruntled traffic-seeking conservative idiot fanboy. Comicbook writer who devises cheap gimmick(s) to help drive sales? Innovative and forward-thinking creator."

Golden. I laughed out loud at that one. Totally on the mark.

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at April 12, 2013 12:10 AM

The character is a supporting role, not a Super. (At least, not yet).

Posted by: Brud Lee at April 12, 2013 10:04 AM

I just coughed up a lung laughing at the last link. "Neurodiversity." LOL. I can tell ya right now, that even as someone who does have a form of autism, I'm not going out of my way to say that comics should characters like me. I'm not that shallow. I just want to see heroes fight villains, and monsters, and that sort of thing. I could care less about what their ethnicity or disability or whatever is.

Posted by: Carl at April 12, 2013 02:38 PM

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