November 22, 2013

Comics news site does what blogger did, creator silent

I sent word of this to Doug Ernst, because he's the blogger to whom I'm referring in the title. You may recall that Doug wrote a post back in May titled "Is Dan Slott’s ‘Superior Spider-Man’ really a Superior anti-Semite?" and had originally included a photograph of the Holocaust in it. Upon seeing the post, Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott went ballistic, ripping Ernst for the post, most particularly due to the fact that Slott is Jewish.

Fast forward to today: The comics news site Bleeding Cool has an article up about this year's Superior Spider-Man Annual. It highlights a couple of panels where Spidey -- remember, it's now actually Dr. Octopus in Peter Parker's body -- is torturing a captive by extracting his teeth. But perhaps the most ironic thing about it all is that article author Rich Johnston writes

In today’s Superior Spider-Man, the character goes a little further. Into full blown Nazi-like torture/experimentation on his victims. By ripping out teeth and fingernails…

Say wha-a-a-a-a-t? Did Johnston just use the term "Nazi-like"? The article was originally posted on Wednesday, but there's since been nary a complaint from Slott (on Twitter, at least) about Johnston's "reprehensible" choice of words. Granted, Slott did not script this annual, but make no mistake -- the whole premise of this "superior" Spider-Man is his.

There's been no request from Slott to "avoid" Bleeding Cool, and to "block" Rich Johnston on Twitter. In other words, exactly what he did to Doug Ernst ... for making the same sort of analogy as Johnston!

Doug's reaction to all this is here.

Posted by Hube at November 22, 2013 08:17 PM | TrackBack

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Good stuff, Hube. As I said earlier (in the e-mail), will Slott threaten to bring legal action Rich Johnston? It just shows his hypocrisy. He'll demonize and go after conservative bloggers, but not liberal writers like Johnston.

Posted by: Carl at November 23, 2013 02:55 PM

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