Skip to comments.Marvel Abandons Fan Base: Un-American ‘Captain America’ on 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant
Posted on 05/30/2017 7:33:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they cant stand.
Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvels superhero movies.
People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame, Evans said in a recent interview with Esquire magazine. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry, hear someone say that Washington sucks.
I feel rage, he said. I feel fury. Its unbelievable.
They just want something new without actually understanding, he continued. I mean, guys like Steve Bannon Steve Bannon! this man has no place in politics.
Evans trolling of Trump on Twitter seems more an obsession than a pastime, and the actor seems to blame the President for all of the countrys woes.
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That’s okay. “Wonder Woman” is kicking their butt. She has more sense than to drive away paying customers by running her mouth about politics.
Captain America comic books took issue with the TEA Party.
Disney didn’t want to sell the movie franchise as Captain America in Europe and titled it The First Avenger for foreign markets.
More recently they did some retrocontinuity storyline that establishes that Captain America has always been an agent of Hydra (NAZI) dating all the way back to World War II.
Screw the Leftards at Marvel.
“....ignorant masses of Americans.....”
The only ignorant masses of Americans that I have noticed are “Adult Children” that live in their parents basement that buy children’s comic books, go to children’ movies and vote for Benghazi Clinton.
I knew I was doing something right by giving the Avengers and Captain America movies a miss. They could never live up to the comics anyway.
And I’d hate to think even a dime of my money ended up in the pocket of an @$$#&!+ like Chris Evans.
Ask this tard to defend the words of Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Washerwoman, and Hitlery Clinton.
Then he can establish who does and doesn’t belong in politics.
The “new” Captain America is a butt boinking faggot. Nuff said.
Marvel went bankrupt before and it was a Clintonista behind it.
Someone who’s fame comes from reading other folk’s script is calling me ignorant?
Let’s play, Captain Buttwipe.
I enjoyed the first Captain America movie, and Chris Evans role in it.
His rant on Trump will result in my never seeing another of his movies.
You took care of that Chris.
Maybe a good title for a sequel would be Captain unAmerican.
Trump is about as American as it gets chump.
He can’t keep this up, it’s foam party season.
To appease the Chinese. Because a Tibetan character would have been "offensive" to them and might have kept the movie from being released in China.
What Clintonista was behind it?
Captain America—”No one’s favorite superhero”
I wonder what Stan Lee’s views are on this.
Perelman’s Team Nearly Destroyed
the Entire World of Comics
Last week, I laid out a very bare bones timeline of how the price increases of comic books during the late-1980’s led to the massive decline in comics sales during the decade of the 1990’s. My belief is that these price increases were mostly unnecessary, and were initiated by the management team at Marvel Comics in an attempt to appease majority stockholder Ronald O. Perelman’s seemingly insatiable appetite for earnings. I also believe that in their desperate efforts to wring the last drop of cash out of what had previously been a relatively small company, the Perelman team ultimately nearly destroyed not only Marvel, but the entire world of comics.
To get an idea of what happened to Marvel between 1989-1999 from a financial perspective, I highly recommend reading COMIC WARS by Dan Raviv. That book is tough reading, as it is filled with chapter after chapter of details of what happened both before, and during, Marvel’s 1996 bankruptcy. It is well worth the effort to get through it, however, as it is packed with details about those epic battles that have previously never been revealed. The one failing I see in the book is that the writer is primarily concerned only with the testosterone tinged financial battles between Ronald O. Perelman, Carl Icahn, and Ike Perlmutter. His empathy for those in the comics world who were negatively impacted is minimal.
Having been someone who nearly saw his life’s efforts wiped out by the battles waged for control of Marvel, I viewed that period from a different perspective. By the time Marvel declared bankruptcy on December 27th, 1996, I had already watched an estimated 4,000 of my fellow comics retailers go broke. A decade that began with the highest of hopes began imploding in late 1992, and by the end of 1993 had turned into a bloodbath. Before it was over, this wave of destruction would wipe out all the Direct Market distributors except Diamond, and would decimate the working capital positions of nearly every comics retailer. Publisher sales dropped by over 70% during this period, and fans left our world in droves.
The reason that I place the onus for all this destruction on Ronald O. Perelman is because he was the puppeteer who set into motion the policies that ultimately nearly ended our world. From the beginning, his agenda was purely financial. He saw Marvel as an undervalued asset when he purchased the company for the bargain price of $82.5 million in January of 1989. He reasoned, quite correctly, that if he raised prices and output, that hard-core Marvel fans would devote a larger and larger portion of their disposable income toward buying comics. Once he had enough sales numbers in place to prove this hypothesis, he then took Marvel public, selling 40% of its stock for vastly more than he paid for the entire company. The flaw in his plan, however, was that he promised investors in Marvel even further brand extensions, and more price increases. That this plan was clearly impossible became evident to most comics retailers early in 1993, as more and more fans simply quit collecting due to the high cost, and amida widespread perception of declining quality in Marvel comics.
Had Perelman been willing to back off at this point, the day might still have been saved. Comics had been steadily increasing in cost since 1961, and many fans were somewhat accepting of this trend. If Perelman’s team had simply acknowledged that they had pushed the envelope too far in their haste to go public, they then could have concentrated on restoring quality to the books, and all might have been all right. Instead, however, Perelman’s team denied that their actions were any part of the problem, and blamed the Direct Market distributors for somehow sabotaging Marvel’s sales. This led to their disastrous decision to purchase Heroes World Distributing, and begin a program of self-distributing Marvel comics.
As I related in my column a couple of weeks ago, Diamond and Capital, the two main distributors to the comics world in 1994, had already substantially weakened the Direct Market by allowing too many undercapitalized and inexperienced retailers to open their doors during the epic battles they waged for market share during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. When these neophyte retailers were faced with having to order from Heroes World in addition to their primary distributor, they began folding in droves. This led to even further declines in the sales in Marvel Comics.
While all this operating idiocy was going on, Ronald O. Perelman continued trying to build Marvel into a mini entertainment conglomerate. In a flurry of acquisitions during the early 1990’s, Marvel purchased Fleer Trading Cards, SkyBox Trading Cards, Panini Stickers, Welsh Magazines, and Malibu Publishing. The total cost of these acquisitions (plus an ill-advised repurchase of half of the stock held by the public) ultimately pushed Marvel’s bank debt to over $700 million dollars. That’s more than eight times what Perelman paid for the company in 1989! At the same time as Marvel was going deeply into debt internally, Perelman convinced an army of gullible investors to purchase $900 million in zero coupon bonds, with the only collateral backing the bonds being his ownership of 60% of Marvel’s stock. Because the paper trails are hard to follow, there is some debate as to how much all this financial magic ultimately netted Perelman, but Raviv speculates that he (through his holding companies) benefited to the tune of somewhere between $200-$400 million dollars.
To put those huge numbers into perspective, I believe that Perelman’s gains in Marvel stock and bonds exceeded the profits that had been earned by all the comics publishers put together during at least the previous three decades. Perhaps in the entire history of comics... In doing so, however, his policies led to the near-collapse of the largest publisher in the industry, and massive distress for everyone else associated with comics. That’s why I believe that Perelman caused more harm to the comics world than Fredric Wertham. Wertham did cause enormous damage, but at least his efforts were initiated because of heart-felt convictions that comics were causing harm to children. Perelman simply wanted to make a buck, and seemingly cared not in the least if there was a world of comics left when he was through. Just how close he came to destroying our entire world becomes chillingly evident in Raviv’s book. At times we were but one judicial decision away from a complete shutdown of Marvel, which would have led to a massive collapse of the entire Direct Market system. I doubt if any but the smallest publishers would have survived such a catastrophe. Let us all hope and pray that nothing of this magnitude every happens again.
Please send your e-mails to (snip), and your letters to:
Mile High Comics, Inc.
Attn: Chuck Rozanski
These people are multi-millionaires who are living a life 99.9% of other Americans can only dream of.
Everything is at their beck and call. The finest food, private planes to exotic locations, the hottest women and nightclubs.
Why the Hell would they want to concern themselves about politics or who is in the WH? How exactly is Trump hurting their bottom line?
And their Liberal, Hillary-ass-licking demi-god, Stan Lee.
By Michael Powell
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 6, 1998; Page B01
...Twice in the last two months, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a close friend of Clinton’s and longtime Revlon board member, telephoned Perelman directly to cadge a $40,000-a-year job for Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern. One of those calls, sources say, came 24 hours after Lewinsky swore out an affidavit in which she denied having sex with the president. (Jordan’s wife, Ann, is a board member at another Perelman company.)
Lewinsky’s Revlon career didn’t last long. The day that word of the job offer became public, Revlon dropped her.
Clinton friend Webster Hubbell lasted a bit longer. In April 1994, Perelman’s parent company, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., signed a $100,000 consulting contract with Hubbell, just weeks after he had been indicted and resigned from the Justice Department. When word of that “public relations” contract became known last summer, a spokesman for Perelman declined to say who arranged for Hubbell’s hiring or what Hubbell did for his money.
Perelman terminated Hubbell’s contract in December 1994, when the former associate attorney general pleaded guilty to making false statements in a federal probe. He served 18 months in prison...
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