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Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Spectator covers Comicsgate

James Delingpole chronicles the decline of the comics industry into diversity:
Iron Man is now a 15-year-old black girl who might be a sociopath; the Incredible Hulk is a 19-year-old Asian hipster guy; Thor is a woman who is dying of cancer; and Captain America is a full-on Nazi — to show readers how evil Donald Trump is — while his duties as a good person have been handed over to Falcon, who is much more to be admired, obviously, because he is black.

No, really, this is not a joke designed to satirise the leftist, identity politics lunacy which has afflicted so much of the US entertainment industry. This is what has actually happened to the superheroes of those two iconic imprints Marvel and DC Comics. Their characters have all been updated to make them relevant in a more diverse, gender–fluid age where, as rebel comic-books publisher Vox Day puts it, ‘all the princesses know kung fu and none of them need rescuing’.

Except, of course, the demographic that mainly buys comics — young white males — isn’t much interested in having its consciousness raised. It wants strong storylines with memorable characters, like Spider-Man (now Latino) and Punisher (now trans-gender) used to be before the social justice warriors took over the comics industry. Sure enough, the drop in sales reflects this. In 2016, the total annual sales of the top 300 selling comics in the USA was nearly 90 million; the next year it had fallen below 80 million; this year it may well drop by ten million more.

‘What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there… anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose against,’ Marvel’s VP of sales made the mistake of admitting last year. In the furore that followed he was then sent out to say the precise opposite —that he was ‘proud and excited’ about all the ‘unique characters that reflect new voices’ in the Marvel universe. Well of course. He had a job to keep.
"Deeply un-PC" rebels. Yeah, I'd say that's a fair description. Get ready, Rebel fans. Alt★Hero #2 is going to be here sooner than you think.

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56 Comments:

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 5:31 PM  

The New Punishx punishes xir readers.

Blogger dvdivx June 07, 2018 5:43 PM  

So Captain America is a white heterosexual who hates Jews? It would be the greatest of ironies if his sales went up as a result. And who is his enemy now, Captain Kosher and Deputy Dindu?

Blogger 357Delta June 07, 2018 5:47 PM  

"Punisher (now trans-gender)"

When did this happen?

Blogger Killua June 07, 2018 5:48 PM  

Yay Alt Hero. Awesome. Make Comics Great Again.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 5:50 PM  

The Hebrew Hammer and Hanukkah Harry

Blogger BassmanCO June 07, 2018 5:50 PM  

The Punisher is transgender? Seriously? At least the others are different (ridiculous) characters taking over a role. W.T.F.

Alt-Hero will be surpassing Marvel sooner than I thought.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 5:52 PM  

Bassman CO,

The new issue is called Punisher: Whore Journal.

Blogger The Observer June 07, 2018 5:57 PM  

My only surprise is that the article was allowed in a mainstream-ish media outlet.

The new issue is called Punisher: Whore Journal.

For the life of me, I can't imagine a menacing transgender Punisher.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 07, 2018 6:02 PM  

Batman dark knight had a transgenderish Nazi thug she, (he?) had swastika pasties. Want very scary but weird as heck.

Blogger Cecil Henry June 07, 2018 6:03 PM  

The left is all about envy, and replacing what they envy with themselves. Its so cringe worthy obvious.

And ugly.


Destroying White civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call minorities.

https://www.henrymakow.com/upload_images/bbc-098.jpg

Blogger exfarmkid June 07, 2018 6:17 PM  

The Punisher .... tranny .... does not compute.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 07, 2018 6:19 PM  

I'm surprised DC and Marvel have any sales left at all.

Blogger michimartini June 07, 2018 6:25 PM  

A transsexual character named punisher could very well work - haven't you guys heard of tranny bane? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhlKCAsp8Is

Blogger Timmy3 June 07, 2018 6:27 PM  

How about diversity done right? I actually liked Netflix’s Marvel adaptations. Seems more plausible. Iron Fist is played by white man while giving him a hot temper contrary to what we might think of Eastern religious monks. Jessica Jones and her friend are portrayed as crazy chicks. Luke is all about gang banging and living in the ghetto. The Blind Man is beyond smart and a Catholic.

Blogger tublecane June 07, 2018 6:31 PM  

@Cecil Henry- They want to destroy it and they also want it to stay around so they can take it over, dispossessing us.

They're stupid. Like a thief stealing someone's cellphone and using it to pick their teeth, or something.

Blogger MickDundee June 07, 2018 6:35 PM  

The more things change...

“Those in the know realize that Jews almost single-handedly built the comic-book industry from the ground up” – Arie Kaplan

https://merchants-of-sin.com/2017/03/01/part-ii-the-great-comic-book-scare/

Blogger tublecane June 07, 2018 6:41 PM  

@Timmy3- Marvel studios isn't Marvel comics. For whatever reason, the former actually cares about pleasing audiences.

Blogger SciVo June 07, 2018 6:52 PM  

The Observer wrote:For the life of me, I can't imagine a menacing transgender Punisher.

I'm picturing a Secret King gamma outlaw with guns, who thinks he has girl armor against consequences. Petty and vindictive, murderous over mere badfeelz. Scary!

Blogger Al K. Annossow June 07, 2018 6:55 PM  

Vox was briefly mentioned as a knowledgeable source in an article about something related but not exactly about him. That sounds like he is being normalized.

Blogger Wolfman at Large June 07, 2018 7:06 PM  

Will we get a darkstream tonight? Or do you need time to stop laughing at DC giving Zoe Quinn a comic?

http://boundingintocomics.com/2018/06/07/dc-announces-a-line-wide-relaunch-and-rebrand-for-vertigo-comics/

Blogger hightecrebel June 07, 2018 7:07 PM  

@17 For the moment it does. We'll see how it looks after Capt Marvel

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 07, 2018 7:09 PM  

Clearly the SJWs can't be thinking they are going to swell their ranks with newly indoctrinated young trannies, gays, and economic warriors using these comics. They should know by the fact they were not into comics in their youth .
So there must be some other malice afoot here.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 07, 2018 7:10 PM  

Danny rand is a white guy. Matt Murdoch is Catholic. That's not a stretch to portray them that way. Although the guy playing iron fist can't sell the choreography to save his life.

Buffy the vampire slayer had better fights.

Blogger tuberman June 07, 2018 7:22 PM  

Big Rebel fan here. Great news!

Blogger Al K. Annossow June 07, 2018 7:22 PM  

Wolfman at Large wrote:
http://boundingintocomics.com/2018/06/07/dc-announces-a-line-wide-relaunch-and-rebrand-for-vertigo-comics/


"DC Announces a Line-Wide Relaunch and Rebrand for Vertigo Comics!"

Maybe "Smudge" would have been a better word choice than "Line."

Blogger SciVo June 07, 2018 7:27 PM  

@25 A line is only a single point wide, so clearly it's no big deal.

Blogger Mark Stoval June 07, 2018 7:29 PM  

"In 2016, the total annual sales of the top 300 selling comics in the USA was nearly 90 million; the next year it had fallen below 80 million; this year it may well drop by ten million more."

I am disappointed that this crap could sell 70 million copies. Even at a 20 million decline, they would still be selling 70 million.

Damn, damn, damn.

Blogger Lovekraft June 07, 2018 7:38 PM  

They keep pushing this 'family friendly' concept to deflect criticism. But friendly to whom? The communists are notorious for turning the children against the parents, so I imagine this family they speak of is blatantly excluding the fathers (and to a lesser extent, the mothers, although mothers have a nurteringachillesheel in this area).

Family friendly is newspeak for 'New Family'.

Blogger Timmy3 June 07, 2018 8:02 PM  

I was referring to diversity was done right. Of course they are not the comics. Otherwise the comics would have done it right and be consistent with Marvel on Netflix.

Blogger weka June 07, 2018 8:36 PM  

I miss the old Judge Dredd. Make British comics great again: they used to be the training tool sergeants gave subulterns.

Alt Hero for the win.

Blogger tz June 07, 2018 8:36 PM  

The ultimate PC SJW Comic Hero: Side Show!
Xe is a combination of the fat-lady, the tattooed woman, the strong man (complete with the ability to bend malleable metal bars and balloon dumb-bells), and especially the ugly things in jars you had to pay extra to see, but in this case the odd patterns and colors of hair and more metal in Xis face than Pin-head from the Hellraiser franchise.

Not because of the tattoos, but for no apparent reason, Xe is scantily clad.

Xe has many superpowers. Being able to smother most opponents by just sitting. Inducing severe Meduse-nausea in those who merely gaze at her. To roll like a ball at speeds a Tesla S would envy, at least downhill.

Her Kryptonite is the fear and real possibility of spontaneous human combustion, giving the BTUs in her BUTT.

Blogger IrishFarmer June 07, 2018 9:05 PM  

Got alt hero number 1 the other day. I loved it so far. Can't wait for more and I haven't been into comics in decades. I'd be willing to pay more for a longer slower paced story, is my 2 cents.

Blogger Colin Flaherty's baby momma June 07, 2018 9:48 PM  

Their characters/idea are garbage, as expected when their "art" is trash, menstrual blood, anus, ugliness. Everybody can see it and hates it, so these demons had to infect you, your stories & heroes with their own per-versions.
Then bombard you with mass propaganda praise about how amazingly awesome themselves are.
And if you don't like it, well your just a hater loser who should be killed.

Blogger TrueBag PipeRock June 07, 2018 9:50 PM  

You know who would be a good character in Alt-Hero? "Techno-Viking" with his muscles and robotic dance moves. He's be hilarious in Alt-Hero

Blogger The Observer June 07, 2018 10:25 PM  

I'd be willing to pay more for a longer slower paced story, is my 2 cents.

Good thing J.D. Arroz is coming out with some novels, eh?

Blogger Quadko June 07, 2018 10:31 PM  

For PC people who hate Christianity, they certainly didn't seem to learn the right lessons from the 80s/90s bait-and-switch "make a product and then *surprise* have an alter call and gospel lesson at the end". I love Jesus but that always stunk; propaganda and preying on weak minds.

Buncha neo-televangelist secularists with foot in mouth disease.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 07, 2018 10:41 PM  

@34

"You know who would be a good character in Alt-Hero? "Techno-Viking" with his muscles and robotic dance moves. He's be hilarious in Alt-Hero"

Don't post while smoking weed.

Blogger Al Du Clur June 07, 2018 10:53 PM  

That comics can sell 70 million as stupid as they have become is a sad reflection on the readership. IO the other hand it can be viewed as a sign of how desperate young readers are for comics

Blogger Man of The West June 07, 2018 11:08 PM  

I’m reasonably certain that comics numbers are reported and recorded as orders rather than actual sales. So they may have had 80 million orders shipped, but quite possibly of all those ordered by comics shops and stores, only a half or a third actually sold. Most comic shops just order bulk of whatever the big two (Marvel/DC) pump out, crap or not. Most of it never sells and the stores just eat the cost rather than risk being besieged by SJW industry media or having Diamond distribution leave them high and dry for not meeting minimum orders.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 08, 2018 12:19 AM  

They used to have plenty of diversity in comics and it was fine. Binary was smoking, Valkyrie was great, they even included kitty pride in a cheesecake pic.

You had every ethnicity in the world except Bushman but what they mean by diversity is no white male heroes.

BTW from the hype I was expecting Black Panther to be better than civil war or winter soldier. It was good but ant man good not captain America good.

Blogger R Webfoot June 08, 2018 1:55 AM  

I got my physical copy and it is good. Only criticism that I haven't seen elsewhere is the margins; the pictures were a little close to the center fold for comfort, and there was plenty of room on the outside edges.

Blogger liberranter June 08, 2018 2:22 AM  

The only logical response to this nonsense is to start publishing comics that lampoon (as mercilessly and in as un-PC a manner as possible) these PC/SJW superheroes. Imagine these outselling, by orders of magnitude, the "real" thing.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 08, 2018 2:24 AM  

We want Rebel!

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 3:25 AM  

@42

"The only logical response to this nonsense is to start publishing comics that lampoon (as mercilessly and in as un-PC a manner as possible) these PC/SJW superheroes. Imagine these outselling, by orders of magnitude, the "real" thing."


Nothing creates butt-hurt in SJW's like being made fun of.... it takes them all the way back to high school, and makes them relive the pain all over again.

Blogger S'mon June 08, 2018 3:36 AM  

@30 I haven't been able to find much evidence that 2000AD has had any radical change of direction akin to Marvel & DC; it was always strongly left wing of course.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 3:40 AM  

Because it's always been (((comic book authors))).

Blogger M June 08, 2018 3:45 AM  

Related, "unforeseen" consequences: Disney could actually lose $50m on "Solo" https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/06/05/disney-could-lose-50-million-on-solo.html

Blogger tublecane June 08, 2018 4:08 AM  

@39- If true, we should show Comic Book Guys the movie Newsies.

Blogger artensoll June 08, 2018 5:34 AM  

I want to BE Rebel.

Blogger GithYankee June 08, 2018 6:24 AM  

But the comics have always been about diversity and other East Coast elite liberal values. I learned atheism from Wolverine, and tolerance from the X-Men in 1983. A lot of people seem to think going back to that is ideal?
Today's SJW comics (and everything else) are just the logical extensions of the old ones. There were no good old days in comics, if you really think about it. It's very exciting to see, perhaps, a new culture emerge from the wreckage of liberalism.

Blogger Michael Maier June 08, 2018 7:05 AM  

Wolfman at Large wrote:Will we get a darkstream tonight? Or do you need time to stop laughing at DC giving Zoe Quinn a comic?

http://boundingintocomics.com/2018/06/07/dc-announces-a-line-wide-relaunch-and-rebrand-for-vertigo-comics/


Oh Sweet Moses.... you WEREN'T KIDDING!

Blogger freddie_mac June 08, 2018 9:44 AM  

Brief mention of "Vox Day's Alt-Hero" in this video about Comicsgate

https://youtu.be/c8dmkbdpiGo

Blogger Were-Puppy June 08, 2018 10:54 AM  

@41 R Webfoot
I got my physical copy and it is good. Only criticism that I haven't seen elsewhere is the margins; the pictures were a little close to the center fold for comfort, and there was plenty of room on the outside edges.
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Just got mine too. And this is my main complaint. The inner margin is such that you can't read the text on the inner margin, but there is plenty of margin on the outer edges of the page. Maybe moving it over to the center a bit.

Beside that, the bubbles which has been mentioned many times already.

Blogger VD June 08, 2018 11:22 AM  

And this is my main complaint. The inner margin is such that you can't read the text on the inner margin, but there is plenty of margin on the outer edges of the page. Maybe moving it over to the center a bit. Beside that, the bubbles which has been mentioned many times already.

Ingram got new printers and it appears to have mildly affected the margins. We are correcting for that now. Can't do anything about the bubbles, of course, but we have a new letterer for #2 and beyond, which should improve that as well.

Blogger Milk Bone June 08, 2018 12:18 PM  

And now for the icing on this indigestible cake: DC's going to publish a comic by Zoe Quinn.

http://archive.li/0cKcq

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 12:23 PM  

@55

"And now for the icing on this indigestible cake: DC's going to publish a comic by Zoe Quinn."

Uh, yeah... that was put up a few hours ago here:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/06/dc-to-marvel-hold-my-beer.html

Storyline number 4.

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