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Friday, June 08, 2018

DC to Marvel: "Hold my beer"

If you think the SJW convergence in comics was bad already, just wait and see how DC is rebranding its Vertigo imprint.
“It’s time to rebuild DC Vertigo. We’re returning to our roots by spotlighting the most exciting new voices in comics, as well as bringing new voices to comics. From the corners of television, games, music, activism, podcasting, comics and more, all of our creators are passionate and have something to say. These sophisticated stories have amazing new characters and vast worlds to explore. That’s what it has always been about for me—new stories, new voices, new possibilities. We’re creating a new generation of DC Vertigo classics for readers of all genres.”

The DC Vertigo brand will expand its slate with seven new series: Border Town, Hex Wives, American Carnage, Goddess Mode, High Level,  Safe Sex, and Second Coming.
Okay... so who are these exciting new voices and what are these sophisticated stories?
  • “When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on.”
  •  “The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…
  • “In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.”
  • “In a near future where all of humanity’s needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.”
  • “Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler with a price on her head is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned.”
  • “A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government.”
  • “God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right.”
Translation: Anti-American, Feminism, Anti-American, LITERALLY WHO, Feminism, LBGTQWTF, Anti-Christian. And the covers are even worse than the descriptions.

O, the pathos! O, the courage! O, the bigoted cruelty of those faceless white men trying to stand in the way of forbidden multiracial same-sex love because hate!

This continued descent of the comics industry into total SJW degeneracy, both moral and intellectual, is precisely why we created Alt★Hero in the first place. It's also why Alt★Hero is already generating legitimate interest from film companies, serious enough that we're going to have a closed Brainstorm next week to discuss it, followed by an open Brainstorm to allow other Arkhaven backers to support what is presently conceived as a live action movie.

In the meantime, single-copy sales are already down 10.12% for the year, picking up steam from last year's 9.69% decline.

Today will see the release of Diamond’s figures for direct market orders in May 2018. We haven’t had the figures yet but we can speculate. The big shock to many will be the expected poor performance of Man Of Steel #1. Brian Bendis‘ first full-length story for DC Comics with A-List artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. And an extra five-figure order from DC Comics itself for their own comics through Diamond, for use at comic shows through the year won’t have saved it from being beaten by Marvel launches and DC Comics rivals. 

Of course, Disney/Marvel isn't about to take this challenge from DC lying down. Disney Wars "writer" Chuck Wendig promptly took up the gauntlet.

Star Wars Author Chuck Wendig Breaks Down After Calling Star Wars Fans White Supremacists

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74 Comments:

Blogger Sillon Bono June 08, 2018 8:09 AM  

“The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…"

This is a joke right?

Not that the other descriptions are any good.

Blogger Johnny June 08, 2018 8:19 AM  

It would seem that your entry into the comic book market has outstanding timing.

I can't read this stuff anymore. And it would seem I don't need to. The "exciting new voices" that aren't actually new because they draw on established talent in other areas. People we agree with on an ideology level would be an accurate description.

Blogger #7139 June 08, 2018 8:22 AM  

I clicked on the link and looked at the covers (shakes head). Burn it down. Nuke them all.

Blogger ace June 08, 2018 8:27 AM  

I have an image in my head of our host receiving news like this (doubtless from some kind of scrying orb) with the hammy, cackling glee of a supervillain.

Blogger tuberman June 08, 2018 8:29 AM  

This will be their finish, and it will not get new recruits, but only expose the "Fans."

Blogger SouthRon June 08, 2018 8:31 AM  

Zoë Quinn the postmodern day Jezebel.

Does anyone doubt this woman would kill the prophets, preachers, teachers, and believers of God if she had the chance.

Arkhaven saving comics from the destruction to come.

Blogger L' Aristokrato June 08, 2018 8:32 AM  

Sillon Bono wrote: “The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…"

This is a joke right?

Not that the other descriptions are any good.


Most, if not all, SJW type fiction and ideology is based on the idea that the so-called oppressed group is secretly super-awesome-superior, and only being artificially kept down by the appointed oppressor group(no real explanation how they ended up oppressed as such, given their initial superiority, however).

Women are mentally and physically equal, if not better than men.
Blacks "wuz kangz", and invented everything, but Whites stole it.
LGBTQWERTY is the true human sexuality, being represses by straightness.
Christianity is backwards and ignorant, but Islam is full of wisdom.
And so on, and on...

Blogger qualitycontrol June 08, 2018 8:39 AM  

@1. Sillon Bono
I think they are actually serious. Yet, when I first read the descriptions I thought I was reading satire.

I think the best way to deal with these types of comics is to mock them.

Blogger Curlytop June 08, 2018 8:40 AM  

Those comic descriptions read like parody. No wonder you can't post actual satire(from a few days ago) because you really can't tell the difference anymore.
*And I am now convinced that comics are porn for nerds in the same way Book Clubs are porn time for suburban women.

Blogger tuberman June 08, 2018 8:41 AM  

Desperation and terror from them, as this was scheduled to happen years later than this. Again, this is a beyond desperate "Hail Mary," which will rebound crushing them faster than ever. Fantastic news!

Their nightmares will be realized.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 08, 2018 8:41 AM  

I read the Wendig thread, another total loon who suffers as most of the respectable white and (((white))) left does from college professor syndrome where the highest form of human life is the 20 something sexually desirable white girl.

Without a long boring post trying to explain that, let me just say I used the Alpha Game predictive model as it might be intended.

Blogger widlast washere June 08, 2018 8:53 AM  

WTF?!
Proof positive that these people have lost their collective farkin' minds. Those have got to be some of the worst plots I've ever heard suggested, and I've heard quite a few.
Rebel can't arrive to soon.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 8:54 AM  

"This is a joke right?"

That's the only one that sent your Poe-ometer into a tailspin?

You and I need to step outside for a chat.

#1: Ebil racists blame everything on immigration: The Comic.
#2: Patriarchy is real, men are ebil: The Visual Novel.
#3: Nazis are killing more law enforcement than BLM: The Visual Media.
#4: AI will save us all and only women will be able to maintain/protect it: The Comic Visual.
#5: Regurgitated propaganda-matter that it would be an insult to call pulp (to pulp): The Novel Comic.
#6: Nazis want to take away the only good thing in the world -- free love: The Expectorate.
#7: The second coming of cuck Judeo-Christ: The Game: The Book: The Movie: The Novelization: The Graphic Media: The Enemaesis.

Blogger widlast washere June 08, 2018 8:54 AM  

too*

Blogger Gordon Scott June 08, 2018 8:55 AM  

"We don't know if comicism actually works. It's never been tried. We need to build a true comicist society to find out."

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 9:00 AM  

Oh look, Zoe Quinn first name on goddess Mode.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 9:08 AM  

Over/under in days on both Marvel and Disney doing "No, you hold our beers" into the one-up virtue spiral?

Blogger Amy June 08, 2018 9:13 AM  

So...

1. Higher Learning
2. Stepford Wives
3. Queen
4. The Matrix*
5. Children of Men
6. Demolition Man, Rated X version
7. (Drawing a blank, help me out here)

*i find the premise of “secret cheat codes to reality” to be interesting as a plot line and arc. But surely that will be ruined by the content creators.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 08, 2018 9:14 AM  

Having SJW doubling down should be internet sport by now, especially since the conservative stooges are being sidelined for people who can actually trigger the SJW's insecurities.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 9:18 AM  

Plot-judo on Border Town:

The immigrants are blamed for the monster (demon) attacks because the demons always disguise themselves as immigrants, and there's no way to tell them apart until they're dead. In order to not kill either immigrants or naturals, the immigrants all have to go back. The race is on!

Blogger The Observer June 08, 2018 9:22 AM  

“God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE UPON THE WICKED AND DEGENERATE.”

There, made it much more interesting.

Most, if not all, SJW type fiction and ideology is based on the idea that the so-called oppressed group is secretly super-awesome-superior, and only being artificially kept down by the appointed oppressor group(no real explanation how they ended up oppressed as such, given their initial superiority, however).

Secret kings, all of them.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 9:25 AM  

As for 7, am I the only one noticing that "Sun Man" is Horus or Sol Invictus (Let's just call it Lucifer because we know that's where it's going), the jock son god wishes he had instead of, you know, the other one?

I smell (((them))) for days behind this one.

Blogger horsewithnonick June 08, 2018 9:29 AM  

Over/under on the article's comments section being locked down, anyone?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 9:30 AM  

And the background is "Jesus" facepalming while the bad guys are white blond/bald guys with handguns.

Blogger Bobiojimbo June 08, 2018 9:36 AM  

Border Town sounds like a re-skin of Stranger Things. It's funny, their description of monsters from Mexico is exactly the issue trying to be addressed with MS13 and the drug cartels.

Blogger OGRE June 08, 2018 9:37 AM  

The twitter rants by Chuck Wendig are hilarious to read. Its like he has two hamsters spinning in his head when most women only have one.

Just for fun I did a google image search on the guy, and apparently he can't not make that repulsive mouth gaping expression..."soy-face" I think they call it now?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 08, 2018 9:42 AM  

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5820445/Austrias-right-wing-government-plans-shut-mosques-expel-imams.html

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 08, 2018 9:42 AM  

Vertigo has always been the off brand. This confirms it's just political and maybe vanity projects.

Blogger pyrrhus June 08, 2018 9:48 AM  

O/T Asians notice that they are next on the diversity chopping block, and start to fight back...http://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/is-mayor-de-blasio-an-anti-asian-bigot/

Blogger Ledford Ledford June 08, 2018 9:53 AM  

Don't know what it says about me that I find the comics SJWs more entertaining than any comic.

Come the Glorious Revolution we should keep a few of them around just for fun. The former universities can become a sort of game preserve where you drive through with your binocular ticking off each one you spot. "There's a male feminist poc ally! If you look closely, you can see him drawing a fat lady Tarzan. In Summer he'll migrate with the rest to the non-breeding grounds in Brooklyn."

Blogger VD June 08, 2018 9:56 AM  

Vertigo has always been the off brand. This confirms it's just political and maybe vanity projects.

Some are theorizing that this is to try to fence off the SJW craziness. First, I doubt it, given the top editors. Second, I doubt it would work anyhow.

Blogger The Lizard King June 08, 2018 9:58 AM  

VD, any chance you would do a live reaction and eventual review of the comic featuring Judeo Christ? I have a feeling it would be fun to see your live reaction to heresy.

Blogger James June 08, 2018 10:01 AM  

“When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on.” - Should be obvious. Trump did it!

“The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…" - I'm guessing they used the same process they used to suck all of the knowledge from the "We wuz Kangs" group of melanin enhanced geniuses.

“In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.” - Yeah, obviously someone that is 50% black won't have any trouble camouflaging the kinky hair, broad nose, and suction lips around a group that see blacks in every wood pile.

“In a near future where all of humanity’s needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.” - Thank God we have the women to do all the tech support and high level coding! I hope they are women of color, for the sake of diversity.

“Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler with a price on her head is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned.” - And thank God we also have women smugglers in the future! The Patriarchy is preventing women from being criminals because they are afraid of strong women. Wait...you said the world ended?

“A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government.” - Are you saying that governments that want to control and regulate everything would try to oppress the spontaneous need of humans to engage in the only act that has any meaning in this world? Sex? Between lesbians? Oh, the horror!

“God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right.” - But, Dad! Why don't you just send Sun-Man! I'm almost up to level 14!

Blogger Happy Housewife June 08, 2018 10:17 AM  

Wendig's Aftermath was an appalling read. It came across more as a 13 year old's fan fiction, rather than something from a contracted, supposedly professional author.

Blogger Miguel June 08, 2018 10:23 AM  

This is so crazy that we have to say: they really don't mind wasting away money.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira June 08, 2018 10:25 AM  

The one about the witches sounds better as a porn.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 10:30 AM  

"Yeah, obviously someone that is 50% black won't have any trouble camouflaging the kinky hair, broad nose, and suction lips around a group that see blacks in every wood pile."

You've got it all wrong James! He's Pocahontas-Warren-biracial. Name it and claim it brother! Don't let your sanity or history hold you back!

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 10:33 AM  

"The one about the witches sounds better as a porn."

It's named Ex Wives. Err, I mean, it has an H. If these people had any self awareness at all they'd already be supplying us with schadenfreude upon noticing the target they painted on the back of one of their sacred cows with that name.

Blogger Nate June 08, 2018 10:34 AM  

if The Second Coming had been written about Muhammad... heads would literally roll.

I can't wait till we get to play Burn The Heretics again.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 10:37 AM  

"I can't wait till we get to play Burn The Heretics again."

I call the fat ones.

Blogger DaDZ June 08, 2018 10:39 AM  

I know nothing about comics and only slightly more about Star Wars, so I had no idea who Chuck Wendig was. However, a quick image search will expose this man as a prodigious user of Money Shot Face.

Blogger VFM #7634 June 08, 2018 10:40 AM  

“The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…"

I suppose this one could be parlayed into a cautionary Game tale about men who start out alpha and turn beta.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 08, 2018 10:46 AM  

You can't fence of sjw crazy, it demands to be the only thing. You can keep most mature stuff in one label but since sjw crazy it's by definition morally superior only a troglodyte could object to rainbow Jesus schooling those bigots.

He'll make them bake the cake and join in the honeymoon.

Blogger James June 08, 2018 10:50 AM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:"Yeah, obviously someone that is 50% black won't have any trouble camouflaging the kinky hair, broad nose, and suction lips around a group that see blacks in every wood pile."

You've got it all wrong James! He's Pocahontas-Warren-biracial. Name it and claim it brother! Don't let your sanity or history hold you back!


So, you've read it, AA? (Don't make eye contact, back up slowly, run like hell!"

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 08, 2018 10:54 AM  

It's Talcum X to the rescue. He keeps shitty records, lies about the past, and doesn't mind ruining lives and getting people killed.

He's perfect as an FBI informant.

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2018 10:54 AM  

Wow. Chuck Wendig has his head so far up his own butt that he actually said that the reason why people "hate identity politics" is as an afterbirth of their "white supremacy and toxic masculinity." (Those phrases are in the opposite order and separated by several tweets, but it's a fair distillation of his claims; there is no strawman here; the absurdity is inherent to his argument.)

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 10:59 AM  

"So, you've read it, AA?"

Between the lines of the description. If we're even trying to be honest, biracial doesn't mean 1.5725% black and 98.4275% white. It's supposed to mean you have a very significant percentage of each of whatever two races, which in this case would be immediately obvious to pretty much every non-blind person.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 11:00 AM  

Hence he's "Pocahonts" (Elizabeth Warren) biracial which is to say that either he or his writers are liars.

Blogger Jack Amok June 08, 2018 11:23 AM  

“A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government.”

A comic about going to school at a modern-day liberal arts college? Well, to each xer own...


Some are theorizing that this is to try to fence off the SJW craziness. First, I doubt it, given the top editors. Second, I doubt it would work anyhow.

Yeah, my first thought was at least it would keep this set of loons away from established characters, but crazy that deep needs a rubber room, not a fence, to keep it contained.

Blogger JRH, esq. June 08, 2018 11:26 AM  

Amy wrote:*i find the premise of “secret cheat codes to reality” to be interesting as a plot line and arc. But surely that will be ruined by the content creators.

Made me wonder if someone was ripping off Scott Meyer's Magic 2.0 ideas.

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2018 11:27 AM  

Amy wrote:7. (Drawing a blank, help me out here)

Jesus Christ Superstar: The 2nd Coming

(The movie poster would have the "2" oversized and centered below the main title.)

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 11:40 AM  

Magic 2.0 didn't have any original ideas that I noticed.

"Cheat codes to reality" is just some derivative of gnostic mysticism.

Blogger James June 08, 2018 11:49 AM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:"So, you've read it, AA?"

Between the lines of the description. If we're even trying to be honest, biracial doesn't mean 1.5725% black and 98.4275% white. It's supposed to mean you have a very significant percentage of each of whatever two races, which in this case would be immediately obvious to pretty much every non-blind person.


To be honest, I don't think the KKK, most militia groups, American Nazi Party, etc, really care about Indian ancestry. There has been such a history of claiming that some White person's great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee, whether it is true or not, that it seems to be not that much of an issue. Now, many Christian Identity groups recognize that it is an issue, but even they don't think it can prevent someone from believing in Christ.

Blogger CarpeOro June 08, 2018 11:58 AM  

“When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on.”

Obviously these are simply just another group of misunderstood undocumented aliens.

Regarding the announcement, they could have simply stopped at "activists" and got the point across. The rest is simply failed virtue signaling (they have already sent the message and those in favor would've already peaked in their celebrating , those against ignored it.

Blogger Brett baker June 08, 2018 11:58 AM  

I can't wait for the porn parody, myself.

Blogger Brett baker June 08, 2018 12:00 PM  

I can't wait for the porn parody, myself.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 12:03 PM  

"To be honest, I don't think the KKK, most militia groups, American Nazi Party, etc, really care about Indian ancestry."

Why are you talking about Natives? Elizabeth is just an analogy for what the writers are trying to do with their "bi-racial" infiltrator.

Blogger richard mcenroe June 08, 2018 12:03 PM  

Whatever happened to the Goid Ole Days when Vertigo was just a nice, wholesome welfare program for epicene Brits?

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 12:06 PM  

"motley crew of high school misfits"

i.e. larval SJWs

Blogger widlast washere June 08, 2018 12:11 PM  

"monsters from Mexican folklore"

Did a little searching, there really aren't any 'monsters from Mexican folklore'. Even the chupacabra began somewhere else.
Maybe they meant ICE agents and angry armed Texans.

Blogger Wild Ape June 08, 2018 12:12 PM  

My bet is on Marvel. After Star Wars tanked with Solo and completely ruined the franchise there is more pressure on Marvel to follow suite. DC won't disappoint though. Marvel just has a five year head start.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 08, 2018 1:05 PM  

widlast washere wrote:Did a little searching, there really aren't any 'monsters from Mexican folklore'.
Maybe they meant the mind-melting horrors that Mexicans sacrificed themselves and each other to before the Christian White man came along and saved them.

Blogger DonReynolds June 08, 2018 2:30 PM  

I have a big imagination. I am even known as an usually creative guy and I know the world is a very big place. Still, there are many things that are simply beyond my visible horizons (in every direction).

But an entire comic book series, with an unrestricted audience, that includes young children, called Safe Sex is hard to imagine. Unless, of course, the name is just that and not actually the topic of the series. Perhaps it is a dog whistle for homosexuals.

Blogger SirHamster June 08, 2018 3:16 PM  

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Blogger SirHamster June 08, 2018 3:21 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:I suppose this one could be parlayed into a cautionary Game tale about men who start out alpha and turn beta.

Also, don't play rescue. Witches are for burning, not wifing.

Blogger Junius Stone June 08, 2018 5:32 PM  

What a jackass. Fuck this guy. The lessons are clear. Never attack the fanbase. And those who do attack the fanbase, STOP GIVING THEM YOUR MONEY.

Blogger Frank Lee June 08, 2018 5:35 PM  

They all do look painfully SJW and I'm sure will tank.

What's crazy about the whole SJW attempt to take over comics, sci-fi, etc. is that they do understand that no one gives a damn about the issues they care about. So they make sure there is a solid "genre" hook. But then they will do everything to abandon it and avoid any really interesting plot or emotional arc.

Lesbian sex workers? Sure! Let's see some really hot girl on girl sex. Let's see how they manipulate men's fantasies to make a buck. But you can be sure there won't be any real sex or sexy imagery in it. And of course, if you're going to have an interracial lesbian couple, the real drama could be if one of them fell in love with a man, or showed racism themselves. But no, that will never happen, because it might be interesting.

Powerful women brainwashed to be perfect sex slaves? Sounds great! Let's see some of that. But you can be sure it will once again steer clear of any real sex. And of course, the real drama would be seeing them lose the battle, but that's not going to happen.

Mexican immigrants mistaken for monsters? Okay, sure! But then one of the most likable of them should turn out to really be an evil monster. And some of the white guys who seem racist, should turn out to be right about the problem. But that won't happen.

Jesus returns to Earth to find a Superman type guy is more popular? Sure. But then you really have to get into some serious religious issues about what Jesus actually represents. But you can be sure there will be no actual Christian philosophy anywhere to be found in the story.

You can be sure that all these comics will be devoid of sex, drama, conflict and ideas.

Blogger tublecane June 08, 2018 7:00 PM  

@7- Like those adaptations of the Tempest wherein they make Caliban the hero.

Most all Feminist Hero stories, especially the ones with fantastic and supernatural elements, use the gamman Secret King formula. Which I guess is better than just making them men. But the idea that there's some hidden power waiting inside women, yet to be revealed, that would overwhelm everyone if but it could be tapped into...all the handsome devils would pick the authoress over the pretty girls

The power is often tapped into spontaneously, with no effort or training. Like the Diznee princess in the latest Star Wars series. But if there is training, it's done by a secret underground Mystery Cult of Womanhood, which is probably an allusion to the people who turned them into lesbians.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 7:05 PM  

@68

" But if there is training, it's done by a secret underground Mystery Cult of Womanhood, which is probably an allusion to the people who turned them into lesbians. "

Lesbian witches.

Of course, that's redundant.

Anonymous Anonymous June 08, 2018 10:43 PM  

Considering the number of purely straight Wiccans I've known (one of them carnally), it's far from redundant.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 09, 2018 12:19 AM  

It's redundant in the other direction. Flip the circles of your Venn diagram around.

Anonymous Anonymous June 09, 2018 1:25 AM  

AA, would you state specifically what you mean by that?

Blogger Dirk Manly June 09, 2018 3:39 AM  

I think he means "invert the results of the truth function on your Venn diagram"

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 09, 2018 3:55 AM  

I mean all lesbians are witches.

I should also note that not all witches are wiccans.

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