Marvel dopey minion Tom Brevoort (who, I'm sorry to say, is a Delaware native) claims there is no blacklist at Marvel, and that Chuck Dixon -- who recently co-authored an article in the Wall Street Journal about comicbooks' liberal bias -- isn't banned from the company:
No, he isnít.
Though, after this latest campaign, I donít know that it would be easy to find an editor up here whoíd want to risk working with him.
Nobody is refusing to look at Chuckís work because of his beliefs. They might be refusing to look at his work because of his behavior. Different thing.
Given the way heís comported himself, the things heís said and how heís said them, I would be reluctant to work with Chuck. I donít work with people I cannot trust.
Chuck is a long-established, facile writer. Heís got proven skills. What seems to be short-circuiting his career at this point isnít his politics, itís his professionalism.
Are. You. Kidding. Me???
This hypocritical brazenness is without limit. First of all, what sort of "unprofessional" behavior is Dixon guilty of, Tom? Second, even a cursory examination of many creators' social media behavior -- especially that of Mark Waid, Ron Marz, and Gail Simone as we, Douglas Ernst and Avi Green have all documented scrupulously -- reveals unprofessionalism to the Nth degree. Where's your concern there, Tom??
I know, I know, but don't even bother. Hell, your very own Facebook thread on the Dixon issue proves our point perfectly. Just look at the aforementioned Mark Waid's childish antics (yet again) in the comments. The fact is, you don't CARE about behavior like THAT, Mr. Brevoort. Because it aligns with your own personal world view.
It's really that simple.
So, f***ing SPARE US your pathetically useless screeds about "behavior" and "professionalism." Standards only work in one direction in Bubble Land.