Sunday, April 09, 2017

Too much Diversity

Marvel Comics decides to pull a little of its much-ballyhooed Diversity from X-Men:
The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings. These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation. This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.
Apparently a Diversity artist has been sneaking anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references from the Koran and Indonesian politics into the comic. Quelle surprise. Whoever heard of an artist surreptitiously slipping their beliefs into art before?

But why would Marvel erase this Diversity? Are we not reliably informed that Diversity makes everything better?



Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass April 09, 2017 5:57 AM  

George, having faced down the Muslims before, has something to say about this.

Anonymous Rocklea April 09, 2017 6:07 AM  

I would have thought the X-Men the epitome of Diversity+Proximity=War. Marvel need to be more inclusive.

Anonymous One Deplorable DT April 09, 2017 6:17 AM  

Magneto: Doesn't it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that someday they will pass that foolish law, or one just like it, and come for you and your children?

Professor Xavier: It does, indeed.

Magneto: What do you do when you wake up to that?

Professor Xavier: I feel a great swell of cuckpassion for the poor soul who comes to my school looking for trouble. He is clearly a refugee who needs housing, welfare, and a night with my wife.

Magneto: ...

Blogger YIH April 09, 2017 6:36 AM  

anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references from the Koran and Indonesian politics
I'm sure that (what I bolded) got Marvel's attention. They've always echoed quite a bit.
Oddly enough, of all of Marvel's franchises, the most ''diverse'' has always been X-Men, the overall premise even supports it (Mutants are scattered all over the world). Wonder if an text story editor caught that and sent the relevant pages up the line, perhaps even to Stan himself.

Anonymous Steve April 09, 2017 7:03 AM  

YIH - Yes, X-Men has always had the nauseating premise of WE'RE HERE TO REPLACE YOU, BETTER GET USED TO IT, BIGOTS!

So in the first movie, where the eeeevil senator wants to put the mutants on a registry (because they're dangerous and have, in fact, robbed and killed people) we're supposed to agree that he's the bad guy.


And Magneto, superbly played by Sir Ian McKellen who gives the character a tragic Miltonesque gravitas. Magneto is also a bad guy, though we're meant to have some sympathy for him because Holocaust survivor. But we're also supposed to agree that Magneto is wrong, because - reasons. And - look at his sinister helmet!

But Magneto's logic is sound: humans and superpowered mutants cannot coexist. That's like introducing a hamster friend to your pet cats. It is Professor X who is the dishonest, deluded liberal, thinking the masses can be deceived into accepting super freaky super freaks as long as they fly under the radar and occasionally prevent a terrorist atrocity by their mutant brethren.

Mutants: can't live with 'em. Sure can live without 'em.

Anonymous Anonymous April 09, 2017 7:07 AM  

It's a collectable now; anyone who has a copy better hang onto it.

Anonymous Looking Glass April 09, 2017 7:22 AM  

The deeply hilarious thing about X-Men has always been that the two most popular characters, Wolverine & Magneto, are the most popular because they put to a lie Professor X's idealism.

Even young boys get that. It's something Marvel has never been able to completely get around.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit April 09, 2017 7:23 AM  

From what I've heard, the latest "Wolverine" movie is about the old white men super heroes explicitly passing the torch to the next generation of super-duper super-mestizo, super-métis, super-girlz-power super heroes who will soon exclusively fill our screens.

Blogger YIH April 09, 2017 7:30 AM  

@5. Steve
Point taken. Also after clicking on the link, it obviously wasn't a copy (text) editor that caught the koran reference.
The '212' would not have raised an objection because hardly anyone would have even noticed, cared, or had any idea what it meant. Just like the campaign billboard in Batgirl.
It also points to the fact that comic book readers, for the most part, are adults - and rather savvy ones.
Between that and the fact that comics are almost extinct in general retail (supermarkets, newsstands, ect) it doesn't bode well for their future. But then again, Disney and Time inc. are 'content to rest on their laurels' due to the lucrative movies and merch.

Blogger Chris Lutz April 09, 2017 7:38 AM  

@5 That's why I've never cared for the X-Men. The morality of the films is all screwed up. Mutants run amok killing and destroying. Somehow it's bad that humanity might want to defend themselves.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit April 09, 2017 7:43 AM  

Chris Lutz wrote:Somehow it's bad that humanity might want to defend themselves.

Leave that to the moderate mutants goy!

Anonymous Rocklea April 09, 2017 7:46 AM  

Not all mutants are like that

Anonymous Rocklea April 09, 2017 7:48 AM  

I'm worried about the possible backlash against the mutanic community

Anonymous Icicle April 09, 2017 7:57 AM

This entire post.

Anonymous DeeJay April 09, 2017 8:05 AM  

Hmm. Not a subscriber, but I think this could easily form the basis for aforementioned 'alt-right' comics: a superpowered mutants-and-humans filled world, where it's made repeatedly (and gruesomely!) clear that peaceful coexistence between the two is simply not possible.

And so in a perverse twist, the Magneto or 'human-supremacist' factions - who've grasped the reality of the situation, and want to prevent a heinous war by working towards segregation - becomes the heroes in this case.

Anonymous Be Deplorable, Not Afraid April 09, 2017 8:33 AM  

"It is Professor X who is the dishonest, deluded liberal, thinking the masses can be deceived into accepting ..."

Interesting take on it. Xavier is who "we" want the mutants to be, but Magneto is who they are. For every ______ who just wants to be "tolerated," there's one destroying your life because you didn't _________ for them. (fill in the blanks as appropriate). And I think the majority would tend to the "destroying you" side, in today's identity politics world. Magneto works as a character because he's got a tragic backstory (the "villain with the heart of gold") so we can empathize with him. If he was instead, say, "Aborto," some baby-eating monster, his "likes" would drop really fast.

Anonymous One Deplorable DT April 09, 2017 8:49 AM  

@16 - I don't know. He would still have the Planned Parenthood demographic.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 09, 2017 8:52 AM  

All I can say is thank the dear Lord that I am not good enough to be considered "Diversity."

My WAG is that in the West in general we have blown straight thru ideology and are now basically down to living in the nightmarish matriarchy of Mean Mommies From Hell. It will be just cruelty delivered with a sweet passive-aggressive smile all the way down.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 09, 2017 9:24 AM  

Disciplinary action? What are they going to make him do? Say 3 heil Hitlers and then bow towards Mecca?

Anonymous BBGKB April 09, 2017 9:40 AM  

So black capt America marching in gay pride parades and beating up a Masked TRUMP who was trying to defend the US border was fine but anti jew is a bridge too far.

Anonymous DirkH April 09, 2017 9:50 AM  

Looks to me like (((Stan Lee))) simply took the debate between Zionist factions as to how to treat the Germans and replaced Jews with X-Men and Germans with Humans. That way he had all this conflict storyline available and the stories wrote themselves. Just plucked it from Commentary Magazine or some other Jewish debate forum of the day. (Weizmann wanted to poison 6 million Germans in revenge. Ben Gurion (real name Grün) was against it.)

Alternatively the X-Men could be stand ins for the Arian Masterrace but probably not.

Anonymous CWCSonichu April 09, 2017 9:58 AM  

It wasn't Stan Lee who started the whole "humans vs. mutants" thing, nor did he ever give Magneto a backstory as a holocaust survivor. Under Stan Lee, Magneto was just a typical cackling evil supervillain. The human vs. mutant thing was a creation of Midwestern goy (but guilt-ridden liberal)Roy Thomas, while the holocaust stuff was the brainchild of the Anglo-Saxon Chris Claremont.

Anonymous CWCSonichu April 09, 2017 10:02 AM  

Whoops, nevermind. Looks like Claremont is compromised, but Roy Thomas is still 100% goy.

Blogger Michael Maier April 09, 2017 10:41 AM  

I think you're remembering wrong. The Sentinels were created to hunt mutants and they were around way before Claremont took over after GS #1.

From Infogalactic:
"Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, they first appeared in The X-Men (vol. 1) #14 (November 1965)."

Blogger pnq8787 April 09, 2017 11:04 AM  

Deejay is on to something. That comic I would like to see!

Blogger dc.sunsets April 09, 2017 12:08 PM  

@ YIH my expectation is that eventually Disney will crater due to the open demise of everything Mass Market. Converged organizations cannot salvage themselves, any more than rotting meat can turn itself back into muscle.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 09, 2017 12:13 PM  

Not all mutants are like that

You nailed it.

When the herd wallows in high social mood NA-ALT is their rallying cry.

A deeply negative social mood will completely invert that. Entire populations will be entirely judged by their visible subpopulations.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) April 09, 2017 12:38 PM  

"Hid ... Messages"

it's not exactly "hiding" when it's an obvious chapter and verse reference ...

Blogger Were-Puppy April 09, 2017 1:29 PM  

The most entertaining diverse X-Men of all time

Blogger Skyler the Weird April 09, 2017 4:24 PM  

No. It's the equivalent of having Nightcrawler wear a shirt saying jn316. The people who know the verse would see it and know what it was.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) April 09, 2017 10:06 PM  

30. Skyler the Weird April 09, 2017 4:24 PM
The people who know the verse would see it and know what it was.

you've completely missed the obvious.

even if i DIDN'T KNOW what "jn3:16" is a reference to, 5 seconds with an internet search engine is going to tell me exactly what it is.

now, i realize full well that the I_Fucking_Love_Science crew just might be so damn ignorant that they DON'T recognize that as a chapter/verse listing.

but there are still BILLIONS of people on the planet who are that fucking stupid.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) April 09, 2017 10:07 PM  

... not that fucking stupid ...

Blogger SirHamster April 09, 2017 11:43 PM  

bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) wrote:... not that fucking stupid ...


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