February 24, 2015

Marvel must not care about printed comics anymore as Dan Slott runs amok

Douglas Ernst has the latest insanity via one of Marvel's "progressive" bigwigs, Spider-Man writer Dan Slott.

You see, if you have an issue with Peter Parker being anything but a white guy, you're a racist. In fact, when describing Peter Parker, the word "white," Slott says, shouldn't be included in the first one thousand words of any description.

He also believes, because Peter Parker -- Spider-Man -- is white, non-Caucasians cannot "relate" to him.


Dan Slott showing the age he acts on social media.


Perhaps most ridiculously, when a commenter noted that Parker's identity as white is "cultural saturation," and that his "grandma knew him [Parker]," Slott responded by saying "My grandma knew Jim Crow laws. Din't make 'em right."

What. The. Hell.

Maybe the heat got too much for the thuggish gnome, for earlier today he tweeted the following:


This is typical Slott -- go off on some ridiculous rant where you infer people are "racist," then backtrack. Which, of course, makes him look like even more of a snobbish a**hole.

And notice how he obfuscates "Peter Parker" with "Spider-Man." This is typical goal-post moving. *Yawn*

We then see this most recent tweet from the gnome:


Let's be clear: There is absolutely nothing wrong with stating "I'm not racist, but I think Peter Parker/Spider-Man should be white." None. Especially since the character was conceived as just that, and has been that, for over fifty years. It's ridiculous to even include that preface, for what it's worth.

I seriously doubt Slott would take issue with someone saying "I'm not racist, but I think T'Challa/Black Panther should be black." Because it's a perfectly legitimate sentiment. In fact, T'Challa has to be black, Slott says, because that's how Stan Lee and Jack Kirby envisioned him -- a king of an African nation.

Yet, somehow Peter Parker/Spider-Man being white because that's how Stan, Jack, and Steve Ditko envisioned him is ... stupid. And racist.


Slott thinks this microphone is a cheeseburger.


(By the way, Dan, you do know there are white Africans? That the whole continent isn't a single entity?)

On a related note (and you just knew this was coming!), here's Slott when someone points out that Luke Cage would never be turned into a white guy:




So, again, Peter Parker being raised in a white New York City suburb by two white relatives, attending predominately white schools, dating white women, hanging out with mostly white friends ... means there's "nothing inherently white" about him.

And why is Luke Cage/Power Man's origin specific to an African-American? Explain to me how that couldn't easily be modified to suit a Caucasian?

Confused? Trying to figure this all out?

Good luck. Slott is a master at making little-to-no sense. As noted, he's already trying to backpedal. I don't blame him, but how/why Marvel lets this dope spew his nonsense as he does on social media I'll never know.

Hell, even ESPN draws the line when one of its employees goes haywire on social media. I'm not advocating that Slott be suspended or anything; however, it would serve Marvel Comics well if it were to tell him, "Act like a damn grown-up and a professional for once, huh?"

Posted by Hube at February 24, 2015 07:13 PM | TrackBack

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Thanks for linking to my blog, Hube. I appreciate it.

Dan Slott needs to stop using Keith Olbermann as a role model... The sad thing is, ESPN will actually suspend its employees when they get out of hand; Marvel just lets it go.

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at February 24, 2015 10:37 PM

I think its time that comic books go the way of the 8 track. the movies do a better job of representing the characters to the masses and the books themselves are too much of a niche market to survive more than 10 more years

Posted by: Arthur at February 25, 2015 09:21 AM

I agree, Art. Maybe (animated) digital comics will work in some form or another, but the print version is doomed in the long run.

Posted by: Hube at February 25, 2015 12:38 PM

Maybe someone should suggest to slott that they stop portraying women comic characters with enormous breasts and tight waists and big asses, because that isnt very progressive, but then again what would slott and his ilk have to fantasize about.

Posted by: Arthur at February 25, 2015 04:00 PM

LOL! Amen, Art!

Posted by: Hube at February 25, 2015 06:10 PM

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