Monday, July 20, 2020

SJWs shut down Comicsgate + Dynamite

I'm not going to even pretend to care at all about this dispute, as Comicsgate has devolved into the neocon gatekeepers of the comics industry and Dynamite probably won't be around in 3-5 years. But it is industry news, so it's worth noting:
An hour ago, Bleeding Cool published an article regarding a number of their creators deciding to stop working for Dynamite Entertainment. Shortly before publication, Dynamite owner and publisher Nick Barrucci declined to comment. That suddenly seems to have changed.

Several prominent comic book creators had told Dynamite that they were no longer happy to work for the company when they were publishing, crowdfunding, and promoting creator-exclusive variant covers by Comicsgate comic book creators. While this had been happening for over a year, it was the recent promotion of these covers and Comicsgater livestreams on Dynamite 's social media and e-mail blasts, and bringing the crowdfunding under Dynamite's name that drew new attention to this activity.

Specifically, one cover by Comicsgate creators Cecil and Donal Delay, featuring a Comicsgate character alongside Dynamite characters Vampirella and Red Sonja, promoted alongside other creators' work, that caused the current reaction. Some Dynamite creators who objected to these events battled with their commitments to others and to their work. However, Matt Miner, Karla Pacheco, Mark Russell, and Christian Ward were among those who stated they would no longer work for Dynamite as a result. I understand other creators talked to Dynamite privately about this issue, also expressing their concerns. The Comicsgaters in question used these statements as a way to drum up more business, talking about celebrating creator tears, as more abuse was targeted against them.

But half an hour after publication, Nick Barrucci decided to comment, telling Bleeding Cool, "In speaking with Cecil, neither one of us realized the cover would be so polarizing.  We discussed and are not moving forward with the cover or the campaign."
Arkhaven doesn't need Diamond, Dynamite, or Comicsgate, much less Bleeding Cool, so all of the various tempests in the comics industry teapot are irrelevant to us. But it is nevertheless informative to observe how SJWs are now fully engaged in their war on the cucks of the nominal Right.

UPDATE: Apparently ol' Two-Face is at it again:
According to Comicsgate leader/spokesperson Ethan Van Sciver, Dynamite Entertainment CEO Nick Barruci has been secretly working alongside the group, criticized by many as an online harassment campaign, since 2018 - a decision that has apparently urged Van Sciver to break his silence as to the extent of Barucci's support up to this point. The news comes a day after multiple artists and writers denounced Dynamite for working alongside Comicsgate.
What a great friend! I'm sure Barucci will appreciate 2VS exposing him like this and want to stand by him in the future. Assuming, of course, that what he's saying is substantially true and is not a significant exaggeration.

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Blogger Cetera July 20, 2020 11:47 AM  

Any updates on the arrival of Arkhaven content through the Arkhaven Patreon platorm?

Blogger Jack Ward July 20, 2020 11:51 AM  

Vox; the definitive book, Step by step, build your own platforms. By Vox Day definitive expert thereof.
Or, another snappy title. The thing begs to be written and published.
The Dark Lord can, again, give unto his loyal minions. And, piss off the usual deserving characters. Win and Win.

Blogger Saint July 20, 2020 12:14 PM  

How will two-face spin this one?

Blogger VD July 20, 2020 12:14 PM  

We'll have something for Arkhaven Patreon this coming weekend.

Blogger Nate73 July 20, 2020 12:32 PM  

Was the move planned ahead of time or did some sjw wake up and smell blood in the water from the Sonja cover?

Blogger J Van Stry July 20, 2020 12:43 PM  

Okay, I don't follow comics at all. What's the controversy?
Okay, I get that they did business with the 'unclean infidels' and therefore must all die. But just what is the horrendous crime that the 'infidels' committed?

Seriously, they need to put up a scorecard in these articles, right at the top, so you can figure out just what the hell is going on. With all the virtue signaling going on in that article I have no idea of who did what to whom.

Blogger Daniel July 20, 2020 12:57 PM  

Vampirella was once a very promising character - a dark comedic menace and a potential wonderful foil to 2nd Gen She-Hulk in a crossover. Skinsuit Vampirella sloughs it off faster than a prom dress.

Blogger Daniel July 20, 2020 1:02 PM  

That Red Sonja looks like an amateur forgery, by the way. Howard wept.

Blogger Yossarian July 20, 2020 1:21 PM  

I don't understand why the SJW's are so upset at Dynamite, it's not as if Comicsgate will ever get around to publishing any comics.

Blogger NewTunesForOldLogos July 20, 2020 2:23 PM  

It looks like a screen cap from a sierra game, circa 1998.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira July 20, 2020 2:24 PM  

Nerd wars!

Blogger peacefulposter July 20, 2020 3:11 PM  

At first I misread the title of this post as: "SJWs shut down Comicsgate + Dynamique"

And I thought no! Not Dynamique!

False alarm, thank goodness.

Blogger Kirk Parker July 20, 2020 8:03 PM  

TLDR version: no one did nothing to nobody.

Blogger phunktor July 20, 2020 9:19 PM  

fully engaged... cut their supply lines!

Blogger nswhorse July 20, 2020 9:33 PM  

Whenever I am tempted to think SJWs can't possibly be any more petulant and petty, they quickly disabuse me of the notion. There is no bottom, is there?

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 20, 2020 10:06 PM  

I would like to think the world is not so much affected by this battle.
Would like to. Then I remember.
Why do people who cannot or won't reproduce have interest in entertainment for kids?

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( The Surprised Pig hadn't had any idea he tasted this good ) July 21, 2020 12:17 AM  

15. nswhorse July 20, 2020 9:33 PM
There is no bottom, is there?

have your children reported you to their elementary school teacher for Thought Crime yet?

did Comrade Leader accuse you of being a Kulak and have all of your assets seized?

they are Communists and Marxists and Anarchists, and we've had multiple centuries of experience observing the "societies" they produce going back to the French Revolution.

have you not been paying attention?

Blogger Darren July 21, 2020 10:05 AM  

Thoughtcrime = woke dial not turned all the way up to 11.
That is the core sin, the particulars how it manifests is mere detail.

Blogger Darren July 21, 2020 10:06 AM  

Has the foot shooting finished, or only just started?

Blogger van helsing July 30, 2020 9:14 PM  

semi-OT text of email from graham crackers comics today (I bought something from them years ago for the kids and basically haven't bothered to unsubscribe):

Earlier today (July 30th) we sent out our weekly e-mail newsletter containing an article written by one of our managers referencing the Tom King/Jae Lee statements about Comicsgate.

This entire situation got brought to his attention because a long time club member with the same name as a famous comic creator had come into his shop. He thought it would make for a funny headline because of the famous name, and that in the end it would reveal that it was not Sean Gordon Murphy the artist but in fact just a customer with the same name.

The intention was to make a joke about their similar names, but we clearly missed the mark. Instead people reached out to us asking how we could support a hate group like Comicsgate.

Let us make it as clear as possible. We do NOT support COMICSGATE, and we have never knowingly supported any COMICSGATE projects. The organization is a stain on the entire industry. Like most hate groups, there is no clear list of members to know who is a COMICSGATE supporter and who is not, so if we ever say that a comic creator is GREAT, we are referencing their work, as we do not know the positions of each and every comic creator out there.

We appreciate that someone with a following like Tom King would denounce the group.

We apologize for the confusion this has caused, our intent is always to provide you the comics you want. We will be taking more time in the future to proof-read articles before sending.

We support the work of Jae Lee - he's a great artist. We support the work of Tom King - he's an outstanding writer and we support the works of DC Comics!

We do NOT support COMICSGATE.

Comic readers come from every walk of life, and we love seeing diversity in shops, in creative teams, and in the pages of the books we love. Comics are for everyone no matter their gender, orientation, race, religion, or ability.

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