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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

DC doubles down

That didn't take long. Only 12 months after declaring "political fatigue", DC Comics is back with a brave story about Superman taking on that most dangerous and influential of U.S. political groups... the Ku Klux Klan!
It was only a year ago that a storyline for the Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman comic book Trinity was canned by DC Comics due to what they internally dubbed “political fatigue”.

The original story had would have had Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman protecting a bigoted hate speaker from an angry mob, that seemed ripped out of the recent headlines with Milo Yiannopoulous visiting UC Berkeley to give a talk, to find it cancelled after protest and riots.

However this free-speech-protecting storyline was proposed and approved long before those events. But a topical turn saw DC Comics dump the three-part story written by Francis Manapul and drawn by Clay Mann, replaced with a one-off story by Cullen Bunn and Clay Mann, with a new story to follow.

Could the political fatigue be over? Because one of the upcoming Young Adult graphic novels under DC Comics’ Ink label is called Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, $16.99 for 192 pages.
So brave. Thank you for this. I eagerly anticipate more courageous and timely political titles from DC, such as Batman Terrorizes Tammany Hall, Wonder Woman Whacks the Whigs, and Green Arrow Tarreth and Feathereth Ye Traitorouf Torief.

And if it's historical comics you're after, allow me to suggest a very alternative spin with the current #1 Kindle bestseller. Specifically, #1 in Kindle Store >Comics & Graphic Novels > Historical & Literary > Historical Fiction

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd February 06, 2018 8:10 AM  

The KKK: a group of super heros, most of them FBI Agents, who share the superpower of Noticing.

Blogger Dire Badger February 06, 2018 8:11 AM  

Are there any Klan left that aren't government agents?

I think the last rally had like 2 actual Klansmen and like 150 members of various law enforcement agencies to 'keep an eye on them'.

Blogger Dire Badger February 06, 2018 8:14 AM  

You haven't seen comedy until you have seen an FBI 'klansman' and an HSA 'klansman' trying to entrap a Local PD "klansman" into building a Bomb, while the cop tries to entice them into doing the same thing.

Blogger The Observer February 06, 2018 8:17 AM  

Somewhat off-topic, but still relevant:

Might there be any news on how things are progressing with Arkhaven and Dark Legion comics being on Comixology?

More on-topic, convenient how plotlines which don't follow approved Goodthink are canned for "political fatigue", while those which go are just fine.

Blogger YIH February 06, 2018 8:17 AM  

When I hear someone invoke ''the KKK'' as if it's some horrific monster I consider them either a shill and/or a moron. The Klan is essentially defunct, Infogalactic:
The modern KKK is not one organization; rather it is composed of small independent chapters across the United States.[194] According to a 1999 ADL report, the KKK's estimated size then was "No more than a few thousand, organized into slightly more than 100 units."[195] In 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors extremist groups, estimated that there were "at least 29 separate, rival Klan groups currently active in the United States, and they compete with one another for members, dues, news media attention and the title of being the true heir to the Ku Klux Klan."[196]
Even the ADL or the SPLC consider them much of anything. The estimate is 5000-8000 members... And probably 20% of those are made men of the much more rotten FBI.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 06, 2018 8:19 AM  

So basically the SJW left is comprised of individuals with paranoid delusions, but remember right wingers you must do your part and squeal in OUTRAGE and never, ever mock said delusions or the childlike minds these delusions are aimed at.

FTR I am engrossed in Rebel Dead.

Blogger VD February 06, 2018 8:19 AM  

Might there be any news on how things are progressing with Arkhaven and Dark Legion comics being on Comixology?

We're concentrating on print first.

Blogger Mario S February 06, 2018 8:39 AM  

By KKK they mean the Kommie Krew Kult.

Blogger David The Good February 06, 2018 8:45 AM  

Stupid. Fighting the Juggalos would make more sense.

Blogger Johnny February 06, 2018 8:47 AM  

Being against the KKK; Like being against Nazis. Not a lot of them around either.

It seems unlikely these are the sorts of topics comic buyers would be interested in. The last entertaining movie with Nazis in it that I saw was Raiders of the Lost Arc and that was some time ago. Richard Pryor did have a neat scene with KKK's in it: Bustin Loose "Joe meets the Klan". Otherwise they are not the latest thing in villain either.

Blogger Desdichado February 06, 2018 8:48 AM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:So basically the SJW left is comprised of individuals with paranoid delusions, but remember right wingers you must do your part and squeal in OUTRAGE and never, ever mock said delusions or the childlike minds these delusions are aimed at.

FTR I am engrossed in Rebel Dead.

There are certain historical reasons for it. At the risk of sounding like I'm beating the same drum as the alt-retard in a post immediately after a call-out of the alt-retard, keep in mind that NY Publishing, including the original Warner Brothers (parent company that owns DC) and Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon and Julius Schwarz and even Will Eisner (the men most responsible for creating comic books as we know them) were all Jews. The KKK came to prominent national attention in the big eastern cities when Jew Leo Frank was lynched for allegedly raping and murdering a little American girl Mary Phagan. Add to that the number of Jews in academia and the media in general, the chagrin and envy of not being able to have the drama of a proper Holocaust in North America, and it's not hard to see how institutions that are still dominated by Jews have got a real thing for the KKK and love to whip it up in the public conscious as basically the same as the Nazis.

Y'know, the other guys that "everyone" is always telling us to be afraid of even though it hasn't been an ideology that anyone of significance has followed in nearly a lifetime's worth of years.

They really need to get out of their mental ghetto (no pun intended, but I also didn't fail to notice it) and come up with some more original group to be afraid of. The dead horse of the Inquisition and the Crusaders is done too, even though they occasionally try to beat that one a bit more for good measure.

Blogger Ransom Smith February 06, 2018 8:50 AM  

Superman is anti Krispy Kreme.
How unAmerican

Blogger Dirtnapninja February 06, 2018 8:54 AM  

Superman Drains the Swamp would be a comic worth buying.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 06, 2018 8:56 AM  

"Being against the KKK; Like being against Nazis. Not a lot of them around either."

You're forgetting that all nationalists are KKK who need to be punched.

Anonymous Jordi February 06, 2018 9:05 AM  

Being against the Klan
Being against nazis
....

Those are transparent proxies for "superman punches a bunch of white people, which unlike minorities, are evil"

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira February 06, 2018 9:08 AM  

*Superman Smashes The Klan*

Are they serious? Will they be depicted on horses, with man and beast wearing matching robes? That would be awesome.

Blogger Harry Spitz February 06, 2018 9:10 AM  

Back to the ancient past. The Superman radio show once took on the Klan -back when it had actual teeth.
Today, the only thing keeping the Klan afloat are the dues paid by the Federal informants.

Blogger Chris Mallory February 06, 2018 9:12 AM  

They did Superman vs the KKK back in the late 40's on the Superman radio show.

Blogger J Curtis February 06, 2018 9:12 AM  

"Klan groups tend to be short-lived, according to the Anti-Defamation League, because many KKK groups are led by self-appointed “Imperial Wizards” and then fail to garner support from individual members, according to the Anti-Defamation League. There is no longer a central group tying each one together as there was when it was first founded in 1865.
“One Pennsylvania Klansman recently lamented on social media that there were more Imperial Wizards on Facebook than at Hogwarts Academy,” a report by ADL says, estimating that there are about 3,000 Klansmen nationwide." Link

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales February 06, 2018 9:15 AM  

@12

But Dunkin' Donuts has so much more variety than the averate Krispy Kreme! Also... Krispy Kreme is only KK, so, where's the K at? Is it at Dunkin Donuts? Can you go and get me some? K thanks, bye.

Blogger Shimshon February 06, 2018 9:16 AM  

Green Lantern Decimates the Gangs of New York. A Civil War/Superhero crossover epic Nolan/Scorsese film. Coming soon to theaters everywhere.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 06, 2018 9:17 AM  

Isn't it amazing how it takes two thirds of the Justice League just to deal with some guys in white sheets?

Jeff Sessions must have a spring in his step, a certain joie de vive after reading this comic book.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales February 06, 2018 9:18 AM  

@13

He'd probably have to take over the entire world though for that to happen, especially in the context of mainline DC earth, in which case, it'd just be another Superman takes over the world story but somehow Batman manages to not only survive the initial purge of heroes and villains not down with the plan but manages to be a constant thorn in Superman's side in which case you might as well just buy Injustice 1 and 2 and give Warner Bros more money than they deserve as of now.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer February 06, 2018 9:21 AM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrx2bv_LoG0

Skip to 58 seconds for the relevant part, but the whole thing is funny.

Blogger Seshep-ankh Atum February 06, 2018 9:28 AM  

I can't wait to see Black Canary and Green Arrow take out The Knights of Columbus.
That scourge to the American way has had it coming for years!

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2018 9:33 AM  

The Klan did have actual prominence in the 1920s. Although in truth it was really just another men's lodge at that time.

Also they weren't very good at being racists.

When the local Negro Baptist Church burnt down the KKK's Ladies Auxiliary held a bake sale to help rebuild it.

It was a Ku Klux Klan that Bill Krystal would have been very comfortable with.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 06, 2018 9:35 AM  

Batman vs The Moose Lodge

Blogger Weouro February 06, 2018 9:37 AM  

"You haven't seen comedy until you have seen an FBI 'klansman' and an HSA 'klansman' trying to entrap a Local PD "klansman" into building a Bomb, while the cop tries to entice them into doing the same thing."

I heard a radio bit once where they called two different phone sex lines and then conferences them together and let the two women try to sex talk each other. It was pretty funny.

Blogger StrongCoffee61 February 06, 2018 10:00 AM  

The entire Western Left has become an anti-White klan.

The Leftist Anti-White Klan engages in the following irrational and/or immoral racial hostility and much more.

1) Destroying White political power and culture through mass 3rd world immigration.
2) Practicing anti-White racial discrimination for diversity i.e., convergence.
3) Scapegoating Whites for the behaviorally created poor outcomes of low IQ brown people.
4) Economically cannibalizing Whites to take care of browns and to increase the power and wealth of the leftist civilian governments.
5) Attempting to de-pride young Whites about the awesome accomplishments of European peoples.

In terms of destructive racial influence, today's Leftist Anti-White Klan makes the defunct kkk look like a bunch of 1950's punks throwing rocks at birds compared to today's ISIS.

Any true superhero wouldn't give the defunct kkk a moment's thought, but would devote a great deal of effort attacking the overwhelmingly dominant racist klan in the world today.

Blogger bw February 06, 2018 10:29 AM  

KKK. Formed to keep "free" savage negroes from harming whites.
Good thing they're allowed to do so unimpeded now, with .gov sanction, and Whites pay for it.
God bless America! Land that I..

Anonymous Just another commenter February 06, 2018 11:02 AM  

The irony of them doing this now, in this way, and who they are constantly calling Nazi, is rich, given the actual Nazi people the old-school Superman fought. They act much more like their targets than they'd like to admit.

Blogger RobertT February 06, 2018 11:35 AM  

All this concentration on "right wing hate groups" has the unintended effect of dragging them out of the shadows, exposing them to the light and removing fear from the equation.

Same thing happened to the John Birch Society years ago. The Ku Klux Klan is a joke and the more they talk about it the bigger joke and more irrelevant it becomes.

Anonymous Victor F. Michaelson February 06, 2018 11:53 AM  

The Klan is racist?
http://mobile.wnd.com/2007/10/44171


Blogger ÆtherCzar February 06, 2018 12:12 PM  

Someone is recycling old plot ideas. From 1948...

http://mentalfloss.com/article/23157/how-superman-defeated-ku-klux-klan

Anonymous GregMan February 06, 2018 12:35 PM  

Future DC storylines:

- Batman fights for the right of trannies to use their bathroom of choice

- Wonder Woman comes out as a bondage queen (oh, wait...)

- Lex Luthor is outed as a pedo and the Justice League springs to his defense, buying him a NAMBLA membership in the process

- Ace the Bat-Hound bites President Trump, then marries Krypto and lives in gay-marriage bliss

DC, if you use any of these, I'll expect my royalty check...

Blogger Bobiojimbo February 06, 2018 2:54 PM  

I read Rebel Dead Revenge today. It's good, really good. The characters act like people, the art is great, and the story thus far is engaging. My only regret: there is a really great 2 page spread, and the digital edition just doesn't do it justice.

Anonymous BBGKB February 06, 2018 4:41 PM  

perhaps SoupOrMan will go back in time & stop the actual group importing slaves + running slave auctions in the US.

Oddly Super coalburning Girl had some race realism, a niggerette villain whose power is being loud.

Anonymous BBGKB February 06, 2018 4:44 PM  

- Batman fights for the right of trannies to use their bathroom of choice

Sounds like a better fit for Wonder ifit's a Woman

Blogger Were-Puppy February 06, 2018 5:02 PM  

Deport Superman. He is an illegal alien.
Last I paid attention he left the US anyway and became a citizen of the world working for the UN.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 06, 2018 7:39 PM  

"DC is not sending their best superheroes these days.", President Donald J Trump

Anonymous Wooly February 06, 2018 10:31 PM  

@39

and he added, "Sad!"

Excellent thread, folks. It's been quite a while since I peed myself. Laundry day is tomorrow, so, no biggie.

Anonymous Wooly February 06, 2018 10:33 PM  

Superman has to go back.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab February 06, 2018 11:57 PM  

Superman is going too dig up the grave of Robert Byrd and bring in dozens of klansmen along with hundreds of fbi agents and informants.

The guy can shift the orbit of the earth and move faster than light but he's taking on the Klan.

Batman, ok I could imagine that what with crime being solved and all. Green Arrow, sure the Klan is actually a good fit given his leftist ways.

But superman, the guy who can lift a continental shelf and survive a nuclear blast is going after the clan.

Blogger Not a lefty February 07, 2018 8:21 AM  

Don't forget the Blues Brothers! "I hate Illinois Nazis!" LOL

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