July 13, 2014

Spare us the outrage

Here's Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso on the recent (manufactured) controversy surrounding Captain America writer Rick Remender:

"Let me be clear: An attack on Rickís integrity is an attack on Marvelís integrity."

Is that so. Gosh.

As was the point of this post last week, many of the creators at both Marvel and DC have helped create the very atmosphere which led to the silly Remender situation. Anything anybody says/does that (seemingly) goes against the prevailing "progressive" wisdom is immediately pounced upon by these creators ... unless it's (seemingly) done by one of their own. And then the self-righteous indignation begins in earnest.

It's quite obvious Alonso doesn't really believe what he said about Marvel, above. If he did, he'd tell guys like Dan Slott, Ron Marz, Mark Waid, and Gail Simone to curb their condescending, hostile, rude, and factually challenged social media behavior towards those who differ politically from them.

And just in case, spare me the free speech "argument." No one is saying those named above cannot say what they want. It's merely a matter of manners but most especially business sense. One wonders why Alonso hasn't said something like "When you behave like that on social media, it reflects poorly on Marvel."

Posted by Hube at July 13, 2014 10:59 AM | TrackBack

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Marvel has integrity? Yeah, integrity is not a word I would associate with a company that had its flagship character embark on a deal with the devil just to end a marriage or that employs man children like Slott and Waid.

Speaking of Waid, I like to think that Marvel did take him to task behind closed doors for his Obamacare meltdown some months back--not because of his rhetoric but because he actually told people who disagreed with him not to buy the books he's a writer for.

Posted by: tops116 at July 14, 2014 12:44 AM

You must first have integrity before it can be attacked.

Posted by: truthwillwin1 at July 14, 2014 09:25 AM

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