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  • Captain America portrayed as killing American soldiers in new, Vietnam-era comic book [Barf]

    07/19/2021 7:40:10 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 31 replies
    PM (Post Millennial) ^ | 07/19/21 | Ari Hoffman
    So now @Marvel's latest attempt to sell comic books makes Captain America turn against US forces and side with the communists during the Vietnam War? In Fantastic Four: Life Story #2, written by Mark Russell with art by Sean Izaakse and colors by Nolan Woodard, Captain America attacks American soldiers in an effort to free communist prisoners held by the US.
  • Independence Day: Marvel Comics Makes Captain America Say American Dream ‘Is a Lie’

    07/04/2021 11:20:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 04 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Just ahead of Independence Day, Marvel Comics featured a new Captain America issue in which the Captain slams the American dream as a false promise. The first issue of the new series, “The United States of Captain America,” by writer Christopher Cantwell, was published on June 30, only four days before the country traditionally celebrates its day of independence from Great Britain. As the issue begins, Steve Rogers — the original Cap — grouses about how America is built on “lies.”
  • What’s Holding Disney Back From More LGBT Characters Like Loki? Chinese Censors

    06/28/2021 8:33:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 28, 2021 | Paulina Enck
    The sum total endgame of this reveal is the line, a canonical declaration that Loki dates men and women, with no effect on his character or the narrative.The MCU officially has their first openly gay main character. Sort of.Midway through episode three of the latest MCU Disney Plus series “Loki,” a small conversation between the God of Mischief and an alternate universe version of himself called Sylvie reveals that both have a dating history of impermanent dalliances with both men and women. Lasting under 30 seconds, the bit of dialogue serves little plot function except to show the bonding between...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch says he wants Guantánamo Bay closed after working on ‘The Mauritanian’

    04/07/2021 3:35:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    NME ^ | 5th April 2021 | Elizabeth Aubre
    "I feel quite strongly that Guantánamo doesn’t have a place in our world"Benedict Cumberbatch says he wants Guantánamo Bay closed after working on ‘The Mauritanian’ "I feel quite strongly that Guantánamo doesn’t have a place in our world" Benedict Cumberbatch has said he wants Guantánamo Bay closed following his work on recent film The Mauritanian. The film, which is being produced by SunnyMarch – an independent film and television company that Cumberbatch jointly owns – explores the experiences of Mohamedou Ould Slahi who was incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years without charge. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the...
  • Marvel Comics' Next CAPTAIN AMERICA Will Be A Young Gay Man Called Aaron Fischer

    03/16/2021 4:03:09 AM PDT · by be-baw · 58 replies
    Comic Book Movie ^ | Ruby Goldstone
    In The United States of Captain America, Marvel will have Steve Rogers meet a new Captain America. Aaron Fischer will wield the shield, and he's a gay man inspired by heroes of the queer community! RubyGoldstone | 3/16/2021 Filed Under: "Marvel Comics" Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a limited series titled The United States of Captain America. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham, the series will see Steve Rogers teaming up with Captain Americas of the past - Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker - on a road trip across...
  • Marvel’s New Warriors author previously wrote a children’s book featuring a gay "married" Santa

    03/25/2020 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | March 25th 2020 | Billy D
    One day there will be a dark unending abyss. One without beginning or end, without time or space. A mere black void, of intention and as I gaze upon it, peering into its endless depth I will realize it will have nothing more perverse than what I’ve seen during the great clown age. Make no mistake the headline is not an attempt to compete with the Babylon Bee for the most outrageous satirical piece. The book in question is very much real. Marvel’s recent attempt to cash in on the step-sibling trend on Pornhub has hilarious and massively backfired in...
  • Marvel Comics Announces Its First Drag Queen Superhero

    01/22/2019 7:09:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CBN News ^ | January 11, 2019
    In the latest issue of its Iceman comic book series, Marvel Comics introduces a new superhero named Shade. Shade is a mutant superhero drag queen, the first-ever drag queen in a Marvel series. According to Mashable, Shade "possesses teleportation powers, and "can create and enter a pocket dimension inside her handheld folding fan." Shade will be included in the latest issue of the Iceman series, which was written by an openly gay man named Sina Grace. The lead character in the Iceman comic book series is named Bobby Drake, who is gay. "I really wanted this series to push readers...
  • Marvel’s Darth Vader #25 Finale Reveals Major Connections To Star Wars Episodes 7, 8 & 9

    12/23/2018 12:18:36 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 38 replies
    CBR.com ^ | December 23, 2018 | Renaldo Matadeen
    When we learned of Darth Plagueis, also known as "The Wise," in Revenge of the Sith, his apprentice Palpatine (Darth Sidious) told Anakin that his mentor could manipulate the midichlorians (the life force of the universe) to control life and death itself. This is what lured Anakin to the Dark Side, as such a talent could allow someone to heal and even resurrect people. Since then, the going speculation has been that Plagueis used the Force to manipulate midichlorians and impregnate Shmi years later, creating the Chosen One -- not to be a savior, but a destroyer. As Vader goes...
  • Whatever Happened to Non-Super Heroes?

    11/17/2018 6:01:43 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday I was back behind the Golden EIB Microphone on America's Number One radio show. (You can find a few moments from my guest-hosting stint here.) We were preoccupied, as apparently we will be well past Thanksgiving, by the third Broward County hand count of the fifth Palm Beach machine count, or whatever rubbish we're up to now. But I also mentioned, towards the end of the show, my ambivalent feelings about Stan Lee, the phenomenally successful Marvel Comics impresario who died a few days ago at the age of 95. Meeting him was one of the great moments...
  • Writer/Director James Gunn Fired From New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Over Rape & Pedo Tweets!

    07/21/2018 6:47:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | July 21, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Writer/Director James Gunn Fired From New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Over Rape & Pedo Tweets!
  • ‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

    03/22/2018 12:27:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast via MSN ^ | 21 March 2018 | Mark Ebner
    You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created — among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers — are household names. He’s a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for $4 billion, he personally pocketed a cool $10 million, and tours the world as its ambassador emeritus. And midway through his tenth decade, Black Panther, based on a...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • ‘Black Panther’ Brings Hope, Hype and Pride

    02/09/2018 10:45:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 9, 2018 | Salamishah Tillet
    “I suppose neither of us is used to the spotlight,” a dapper T’Challa, the prince of Wakanda, says upon meeting Natasha Romanova, a.k.a. the Black Widow, in “Captain America: Civil War.” A few scenes later, a recently orphaned and vengeful T’Challa, swapping his bespoke blue suit for a full-body bulletproof one, reappears as a new Marvel movie superhero.
  • Every GLAAD-Nominated Marvel Comic Book Has Been Axed

    01/21/2018 11:23:30 PM PST · by Trillian · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:56 PM 01/20/2018 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Comic book readers are apparently not fans of progressive politics—a fact no more evident in Marvel’s decision to cancel every single one of its comics that has been nominated by the LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD. In December, the publisher announced its decision to cancel many of its comics, citing poor sales. LGBTQ, feminist, and social justice-themed comics involving stories that revolved around Black Lives Matter, illegal immigration, and LGBTQ issues were among those to end up on the chopping block. At a New York Comic Con panel in October, Marvel executives faced tough questions from retailers who complained about the...
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • Marvel Editor Assumed Japanese Identity to Advance Career

    11/29/2017 2:25:31 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 29, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    A person assumes a fake ethnic identity in order to advance their career. If you guessed this person to be Elizabeth Warren passing herself off as an Indian to be hired as a minority on the Harvard faculty, you would be right. However, you would also be right if you guessed the person to be the new Marvel comics editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, who years ago pretended to be Japanese in order to advance his career every bit as much as Warren did. This latest bit of career motivated ethnic pretense was reported on Tuesday by the Huffington Post in Marvel’s New Editor-In-Chief Is A...
  • Len Wein, ‘Wolverine’ co-creator and 'Watchmen' editor, dead at 69

    09/10/2017 4:46:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | September 10, 2017
    Legendary comic book writer and editor Len Wein has died. He was 69. Wein helped revive the “X-Men” franchise in 1975 with artist Dave Cockrum, creating characters including Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus and Thunderbird. A year earlier, in “The Incredible Hulk” #180, he debuted Wolverine, who eventually joined the “X-Men” team in later years.
  • The real reasons for Marvel Comics' woes

    05/24/2017 3:26:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 113 replies
    MSN / The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2017
    On March 30, a battered Marvel decided to try and get to the bottom of the problem with a retailer summit — and promptly stuck its foot in its mouth. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” David Gabriel, the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, told an interviewer at the summit. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not ... We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core...
  • MARVEL CANCELS TA-NEHISI COATES' BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW COMIC AFTER TWO ISSUES

    05/15/2017 5:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2017 | Alexander Nazaryan
    a-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated public intellectual, faced a setback in his attempt to introduce racial diversity to the world of comic books when Marvel announced that Black Panther & The Crew, which Coates had been writing with Yona Harvey, would be canceled after six issues. Only two issues have been published thus far; The Verge, which first reported the news, said Coates cited “poor sales” as the reason for the cancellation.
  • Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic

    04/08/2017 7:02:28 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies
    bleedingcool.com ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rich Johnston
    In Indonesia, 212 is the number used to denote a specific mass protest from 2nd December last year. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims marched against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, over allegations of blasphemy regarding his use of the Qu’ran in campaigning against opponents. The march was organised, in part, with the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa. It was pretty hardline conservative and the protest demanded the government prosecute and jail Ahok based on the council’s fatwa, declaring him to be a blasphemer.