February 03, 2016

Marvel writer clueless about irony

Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson (who happens to be Muslim) not only fails to grasp the irony of her words regarding Marvel chief Ike Perlmutter and his donations to Donald Trump, but engages in that which is the very reason The Donald has been the GOP frontrunner for so long.

... a lot of people have been left wondering: was this really a donation to benefit veterans? Or was it a donation to benefit Donald Trump? And if it was the latter, what does that mean for fans of Marvel comics? Did the money come out of Perlmutter’s private fortune, or did some portion of what you spent on your Marvel pull list support a political candidate who wants to deport millions of immigrants, build a wall along the Mexican border and require religious minorities to carry ID badges?

Fact check: That would be deport illegal immigrants, and precisely when did Trump say he would require religious minorities to wear ID badges? Or, is that over-the-top hyperbole which totally twists what he had said (which was still wrong, IMO)?

Wilson goes on to complain about fans spending money where someone will benefit who has supported a candidate whose election will lead to "the real possibility of ... a dystopian autocracy."

Hey Willow -- where've you been the last seven years, huh?

The irony is delicious. "Progressive" creators have crapped on conservatives/Republicans for years with impunity, then complain and make wise-ass comments when comics fans who share that ideology react. And now, all of a sudden, because someone they hold in contempt is being supported by a person in their business, well, it's a CRISIS.

Wilson says "being a Republican isn't a crime," but "this is not an ordinary election cycle." Well, you can bet if she had her way, being a Republican would be a crime. And 2008 wasn't an ordinary election cycle, either. Then, you had a completely compliant press corps which refused to dig even an inch into Boss Obama's background. If they did, there's a good chance Hillary Clinton would be president now.

So excuse me, Ms. Wilson, while I laugh my a** off at you, Mark Waid, and all the other conceited, arrogant comics folk. Turnabout, as they say, is fair play.

The only thing which would please more is if Perlmutter told Waid and anyone else who is bitching about his donation to "please leave (the company), and don't come back." Just like Waid tells fans with whom he disagrees.

UPDATE: Check out Doug Ernst's take.

Posted by Hube at February 3, 2016 05:24 PM | TrackBack

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It would be interesting to see what writers with different political and religious views could do with Marvel's vast stable of established characters and locales.

Posted by: Eric at February 3, 2016 06:52 PM

I join you in laughing at Marvel's creators (and those that think like them). I'm not a supporter of anyone in the 2016 POTUS race (both the GOP & conservatism have alienated me) but I appreciate how Trump is upsetting the Ruling Class.

Additionally, I echo Eric's comment about how, "It would be interesting to see what writers with different political and religious views could do with Marvel's vast stable of established characters and locales."

Posted by: Paul at February 3, 2016 08:44 PM

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