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Friday, February 23, 2018

Captain Black America

Bleeding Cool reports that the USA's foremost black intellectual, Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be writing Captain America for Marvel:
Last July, Bleeding Cool heard the word that Ta-Nehisi Coates would be the new writer on the Captain America ongoing comic book. Same with Nick Spencer on Amazing Spider-Man. Though we only learnt that Ryan Ottley would be joining him as an artist in January.

None of these stories have been confirmed. None of them were in the Marvel May solicits. And none were mentioned by Marvel at ComicsPRO today.

However, I get the nod that we might be hearing more about Coates writing Captain America next week.... An American author, journalist, comic book writer, and educator, Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans. It is likely this aspect that will inform much of the coverage when the news goes official.

For Coates, it might be just one more notch. He’s written for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, was released in July 2015. It won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and was a nominee for the Phi Beta Kappa 2016 Book Awards. He was the recipient of a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015. And he has been the writer of the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics drawn by Brian Stelfreeze for two years now.

But the man who wrote The Case for Reparations writing Captain America could make for a very interesting comic book indeed.
Very interesting is one way of putting it. Very converged is another. I, for one, very much look forward to learning more about Captain America's self-flagellating voyage into the discovery of his own internalized racism and his eventual retirement in favor of a black man who, completely coincidentally, looks very much like an idealized Ta-Nehisi Coates.

I love the smell of my competitor's convergence in the morning!

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous February 23, 2018 8:10 AM  

"I love the smell of my competitor's convergence in the morning!"

It is almost as if Vox Day himself is advising these people on what to do. How could they help Vox out any more than they do presently?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 23, 2018 8:16 AM  

... that the USA's foremost black intellectual, Ta-Nehisi Coates ...

Perhaps the saddest thing is that that's a true statement: a third-string AA graduate really is the foremost Black intellectual.

Blogger Koanic February 23, 2018 8:17 AM  

On the upside, maybe Captain Uhmerica will finally upgrade his weaponry from bare knuckles to spear. Possibly chucked.

Blogger The Observer February 23, 2018 8:18 AM  

It is almost as if Vox Day himself is advising these people on what to do. How could they help Vox out any more than they do presently?

Like I've said before, it's hard not to see divine providence in this.

Blogger Anchorman February 23, 2018 8:19 AM  

Sad. Captain America was my favorite superhero.

Blogger Anno Ruse February 23, 2018 8:27 AM  

I'd bet the first storyline involves Captain America coming to terms with his racism in the 1940s, before he became a soldier. Why didn't you treat the black bodies inexplicably living in your Irish neighborhood properly, Steve? Why?

I seem to recall they had black superhero The Falcon take over Captain America's job a couple of years ago. What ever happened to that? I don't really care. For me Captain America was destroyed when he lost an argument with a liberal woman reporter because he didn't know what Youtube was. Like, get with the times, old man!

Blogger The Observer February 23, 2018 8:34 AM  

For me Captain America was destroyed when he lost an argument with a liberal woman reporter because he didn't know what Youtube was.

I remember those pages when they came out. All I wanted to do was to punch her in the jaw. The idea of timeless principles is impossible for the morally relativistic, Current Year chattering classes to comprehend.

Blogger Looking Glass February 23, 2018 8:48 AM  

@1 markstoval

"“The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.” - Robert Conquest

I used to think that quote was overblown. Having now seen so much because of Social Media and the raise of getting real information quickly, I think Conquest was underplaying the issue.

Though I think Vox is just most pleased there is no Taiwanese company looking to iterate extremely rapidly at very small or negative margins to drive out all competition from the field. Not that they couldn't find the artists to do that if some company setup shop to do so.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 23, 2018 9:04 AM  

Speaking of worthless cultural elite, just read that Whedon left the Batgirl disaster in the making.

Blogger Anno Ruse February 23, 2018 9:06 AM  

"Though I think Vox is just most pleased there is no Taiwanese company looking to iterate extremely rapidly at very small or negative margins to drive out all competition from the field."

Japan could destroy the American comics industry in five years if they wanted to. Manga is so popular here that there are dozens of sites dedicated to pirating fan-translated versions and they have hundreds if not thousands of titles. Same thing with anime. Most people will take quantity over quality, especially when the quality of American comics is so poor.

Japan has just never cared to market their product here.

Anonymous Anonymous February 23, 2018 9:18 AM  

Oh noooooo!
Is Archie gonna' take one, center mass, to save the gay guy again?
CaptDMO

Blogger David The Good February 23, 2018 9:23 AM  

Anno Ruse wrote:"Though I think Vox is just most pleased there is no Taiwanese company looking to iterate extremely rapidly at very small or negative margins to drive out all competition from the field."

Japan could destroy the American comics industry in five years if they wanted to. Manga is so popular here that there are dozens of sites dedicated to pirating fan-translated versions and they have hundreds if not thousands of titles. Same thing with anime. Most people will take quantity over quality, especially when the quality of American comics is so poor.

Japan has just never cared to market their product here.


On the other hand, their characters and stories are often incomprehensible.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora February 23, 2018 9:30 AM  

Manga have actual beginnings and endings. It's their form of epic length plots that makes them popular I think. All I know is I can't read Batman fighting Joker for the 50th time.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 23, 2018 9:49 AM  

Coates' Black Panther worked out so well for Marvel they just had to have more.

Marvel gave Coates all of their black superheroes and a new title, Black Panther and the Crew.

Picture if you will, a submissive male shivering in anticipation and excitement when his dominatrix enters the room and selects her whip. This was how much the SJW ethno-masochists at Marvel were looking forward to Coates' version of Black Panther. Now imagine the sub's disappointment when his dominatrix takes a seat, lights up a cigarette and starts bitching about her rent.

That was what the SJWs got from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Sure he turned, Storm and Luke Cage into racists but the only thing they did for the entire TWO issue run of Black Panther and the Crew was make "cracker jokes" and whine about the hipster gentrification of Harlem. That was it. I'm not really joking either. That was pretty much all that happened.


Other than turning Captain America into a racist who bitches about gentrification, I can't think of what else Coates can do with him.

Seriously, he's a one trick pony and that trick is to sit down in his stall after he collects a paycheck.

Blogger exfarmkid February 23, 2018 9:49 AM  

Didn't think it could get worse than Captain America being a Hydra agent. Guess we're going to find out.

Good hunting, Vox.

Blogger Stilicho February 23, 2018 9:52 AM  

Captain Nigeria: fighting for welfare payments.

Blogger Paddy J S February 23, 2018 9:55 AM  

The guy who didn't even know about St. Augustine is America's foremost black intellectual. Wow. Just wow. Thomas sowell would be mine but hey

Blogger Stilicho February 23, 2018 9:58 AM  

Captain Nigeria: fighting for Roots, Social Justice, and Government Cheese.

Blogger Bucephalus February 23, 2018 10:05 AM  

Capn' Kool Aid, dispensing condoms all over Africa faster than a speeding hyena.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 23, 2018 10:24 AM  

Paddy J S wrote:The guy who didn't even know about St. Augustine is America's foremost black intellectual. Wow. Just wow. Thomas sowell would be mine but hey

Sowell is an Uncle Tom, so he doesn't count.

Blogger Dave February 23, 2018 10:31 AM  

Cultural appropriation by Marvel's Black Panther:

"It’s interesting to note that Wauconda’s name comes from a word that translates to “god” in the language of the Kaw and Osage Nations. In Osage, the word is typically written as “Wah.Kon.Tah” though it’s pronounced identically to Wakanda."

io9.gizmodo.com/the-people-of-wauconda-illinois-would-like-you-to-sto-1823225437

Blogger dienw February 23, 2018 10:45 AM  

There is nothing like having to put up with post turtle Black culture.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 23, 2018 10:53 AM  

"On the other hand, their characters and stories are often incomprehensible."

Some are. That's the near-ubiquitous fantasy-style for you.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 23, 2018 10:53 AM  

@David The Good I recommend you check out one by the name of "Akumetsu".

Blogger Schaden Freudean February 23, 2018 11:22 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:Coates' Black Panther worked out so well for Marvel they just had to have more.

Marvel gave Coates all of their black superheroes and a new title, Black Panther and the Crew.

Picture if you will, a submissive male shivering in anticipation and excitement when his dominatrix enters the room and selects her whip. This was how much the SJW ethno-masochists at Marvel were looking forward to Coates' version of Black Panther. Now imagine the sub's disappointment when his dominatrix takes a seat, lights up a cigarette and starts bitching about her rent.

That was what the SJWs got from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Sure he turned, Storm and Luke Cage into racists but the only thing they did for the entire TWO issue run of Black Panther and the Crew was make "cracker jokes" and whine about the hipster gentrification of Harlem. That was it. I'm not really joking either. That was pretty much all that happened.


Other than turning Captain America into a racist who bitches about gentrification, I can't think of what else Coates can do with him.

Seriously, he's a one trick pony and that trick is to sit down in his stall after he collects a paycheck.


So you're saying, he took up writing the comic and then... He dindu nuffin?

Blogger Jon D. February 23, 2018 11:37 AM  

And Nick Spencer, architect of Nazi Captain America, is now doing Spider-Man. There's no hope for Marvel if this is the "shake up".

Blogger madmax February 23, 2018 11:40 AM  

There is an animated Spider Man movie coming out this December. If you Google up the preview you will see that the main point of the preview is to showcase that Spiderman is black.

There is no going back with the Left. Everything they do from here on out is dedicated to white demoralization, minimization and ultimately displacement. I feel like I live in a hostile society that resembles a distopian sci-fi story.

Blogger James February 23, 2018 12:15 PM  

"Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans."

Mostly African Americans. The rest of the time it is about blacks. Are negroes even capable of writing anything that doesn't revolve around how dez been oppressulated or dissed?

Anonymous Anonymous February 23, 2018 12:22 PM  

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, from what little I have read of Coates' articles, the man seems to be a blithering idiot.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 23, 2018 12:44 PM  

HOT TAKE:

CEO OF MARVEL AND DC ACTUALLY REVEALED TO BE THE SUPREME DARK LORD.

Blogger VD February 23, 2018 12:46 PM  

Are negroes even capable of writing anything that doesn't revolve around how dez been oppressulated or dissed?

Sure. They write marvelous historical fiction about how they wuz kangz.

Blogger Schaden Freudean February 23, 2018 1:00 PM  

Well Vox, the jig is up!
It seems like your old pal, Samuel Delany, has beaten you in the game of providing new, alternative to mainstream comics!
Take twenty minutes to marvel at the transcendental scrumtrulescence of his work, introduced and endorsed by none other than Alan Moore himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ptsGZVVEw


Blogger VD February 23, 2018 1:07 PM  

I can only hope that Marvel picks it up. Ye cats....

Blogger synp February 23, 2018 2:05 PM  

"In 2008 he published a memoir..."

Who publishes a memoir at 33?

Blogger SemiSpook37 February 23, 2018 2:35 PM  

What little I’ve read of his makes my six year old who, mind you, has a cognitive learning issue, seem like she’s a Rhodes scholar. Such a great writer that they had to cancel his Black Panther run after 6 issues.

Yeah, this will end well.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 23, 2018 2:47 PM  

What does "post-turtle" mean? I've been seeing that popping up today.

Blogger James February 23, 2018 3:31 PM  

VD wrote:Are negroes even capable of writing anything that doesn't revolve around how dez been oppressulated or dissed?

Sure. They write marvelous historical fiction about how they wuz kangz.


I thought that was fantasy, not historical fiction. I stand corrected. I also should have asked the question about African Americans, not negroes. I do respect Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, and a handful of others.

Blogger SirHamster February 23, 2018 3:52 PM  

Wynn Lloyd wrote:What does "post-turtle" mean? I've been seeing that popping up today.

IG article.

An old rancher is talking about politics with a young man from the city. He compares a politician to a "post turtle". The young man doesn't understand and asks him what a post turtle is.

The old man says, "When you're driving down a country road and you see a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle. You know he didn't get up there by himself. He doesn't belong there; he can't get anything done while he's up there; and you just want to help the poor, dumb thing down."

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 23, 2018 4:24 PM  

"Are negroes even capable of writing anything that doesn't revolve around how dez been oppressulated or dissed?"

Yes, but we call them "Uncle Tom".

Anonymous Anonymous February 25, 2018 11:39 AM  

“The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.” - Robert Conquest

Which explains the Jedi rather nicely. The whole organisation was devoted to finding force-sensitive boys and making sure they never bred.

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