June 21, 2014

'Ya just gotta laugh

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.

Tom Brevoort: Stylin' like George Michael since 1987.

Posted by Hube at June 21, 2014 11:54 AM | TrackBack

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Don't forget Dan Slott. I'm not even talking about his politics. It was sometime ago, but I still remember how he and editor Steve Wacker harassed the guys and girls over at Spider-Man Crawlspace for--gasp--criticizing some issues/stories.

In light of something like that, I find it very interesting that Brevoort wants to talk about professionalism now. Last I checked, it wasn't considered professional to harass potential customers.

Posted by: tops116 at June 22, 2014 02:23 AM

I scrolled through the Facebook page for awhile, and Mark Waid had this weird exchange where he somehow implied that because a conservative guy's workplace didn't have octogenarians on the payroll he shouldn't question why there aren't any openly conservative writers at Marvel.

Huh? He was saying that a dearth of 80-year-olds in a workplace doesn't mean age discrimination is going on, so by extension a dearth of openly conservative writers at Marvel should be viewed the same way.

Where does one start with a red herring so large? Hmmm. People retire at 65, and roughly half of the U.S. has conservative views. But yet Mr. Waid still wants to seriously say he's comparing apples to apples.

From people who scream about "diversity" so much, they seem oddly okay with the lack of ideological diversity at Marvel.

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