Friday, June 22, 2018

Vox Popoli: So much for the American Way - (Converged comics - yes - comics are part of culture.)

Converged DC is WAY past doubling-down now. Superman is all about refugees now.

Superman stands up for what’s right. Did you also know he’s a refugee? This #WorldRefugeeDay, be like Superman and stand up for what’s right. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC.

Warner Bros.@WarnerBrosEnt
 Superman always stands up for what’s right. Did you know he’s a refugee?  Refugees contribute to the fabric of our society.  Stand on the right side of history this World Refugee Day. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC

These people are going to have a stroke when AltHero #2 comes out on Monday. The digital edition, to be specific. Because Michael Martel also has a statement to make about immigration.

But it's not just the Big Two that are converged. If anything IDW is even worse.

IDW Publishing’s Editorial Director of Graphic Novels & Collections Justin Eisinger threatened to kill President Donald Trump and threatened violence against his supporters. Eisinger implied President Donald Trump should be taken to the guillotine and have his head chopped off just like they did during the French Revolution. But before he threatened to kill Trump via guillotine he promoted violence against Trump supporters by asking a reporter if she punched a Trump supporter in the face.

We're in this to win this. But this isn't a one-shot deal or a summer-long campaign. It's going to be a long march to take an entire industry away from our cultural enemies. Fortunately, they are not only evil, they are also sick, stupid, and emotionally incontinent.

Under Buckley's leadership, Marvel began successful annual publishing events that brought entire lines of books together, such as Civil War and Secret Wars, launched a series of reboots and rebrands and brought more ethnic and gender diversity to the company's hero lineup... The promotion is seen partly as a doubling down of the company....

Yeah it is.