April 27, 2013

Comicbook creators hypocrisy alert (again)

Robot 6 has word about "Cartoonists gang[ing] up on illegal guns."

Cartoonist Ruben Bolling, creator of Tom the Dancing Bug, rounded up 23 cartoonists to contribute their work to an animated ad for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of mayors, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that is advocating for “common-sense measures that will close deadly gaps in our gun laws.”

Well, let's see: For one, the recently defeated gun background check expansion in the US Senate may or may not have affected "illegal" guns. Plenty of legal guns certainly could have been (and are) exchanged without this aborted bill/law.

Second, this is the same industry (with the exceptions being the outright political cartoonists) that lectures to us about "equal rights" and "civil rights" for mutants and others with super-powers ... even though many of these folks have the capability to inflict incredible destruction with the mere flick of a hand. Marvel's "Civil War" was the biggest culprit in this regard; as we've mentioned numerous times, author Mark Millar used the company's greatest moral icon, Captain America, to "educate" us all on the "evil" of requiring super-powered humans (and mutants) to register their powers with the government -- something these creative nimrods demand of average people with their guns ... guns which have significantly less destructive power.

Go figure that one out.

Posted by Hube at April 27, 2013 08:29 AM | TrackBack

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Marvel logic: In real life, I think scary looking guns (whatever that means) should be banned. However, in the Marvel Universe, we will liken any request to register super human powers (e.g., "Hi, I can alter space and time when I get cranky) to the big bad George W. Bush's evvvvvil Patriot Act.

We will then fight for the right of telepathic psycho-nuts to live free from government interference. And if they don't have an ID on election day, who cares! (They'll probably just hop into your mind and make you believe they have one, anyway. No biggie.)

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at April 27, 2013 04:36 PM

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