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Saturday, May 12, 2018

SJW shenanigans at Marvel

A Marvel insider reports that Mark Waid has gone off the deep end again:
I work at Marvel; some information for you guys

Waid was ordered to delete fucking everything social media-wise by Cebulski. Cebulski got some VERY angry emails from Antarctica Press. Lawsuit threatening letters in terms of Waid explicitly using Marvel's name when he threatened them to dropping "Jawbreakers". Along with threats of physical violence being committed against people at Antartica Press, if they did not do what Waid ordered.

Cebulski called Waid and basically demanded he kill all of his social media profiles and basically go off the grid. Basically, he's in an internet time out which he has zero choice but to honor, lest he get blackballed from ever working at Marvel again.

As it stands, Waid's career at Marvel is pretty much dead now. Not even Waid's chief protector (Brevoort) can save him, since Cebulski is beyond the pale angry. Cebulski gave Waid one final chance when he took over. Don't expect Waid to be writing any more comics from Marvel at least as long as Cebulski is in charge.
It did seem bizarre that Avalanche dropped Jawbreakers when they had already published Magademia and Barack Panther. But this simply goes to show that even the most SJW-converged company will eventually find itself having to eject its most extreme SJWs or risk imploding.

Of course, the fact that Marvel didn't simply fire Waid for this behavior illustrates that its management is still in denial and is afraid to address the fact that it has the corporate version of cancer.

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31 Comments:

Blogger Wolfman at Large May 12, 2018 6:11 PM  

Highly entertaining stuff. The Comic Wars are beginning to rival the absurdity of early GamerGate.

Blogger Amos Bellomy May 12, 2018 6:18 PM  

Really sad what happened with him. He had some great work. "Kingdom Come" is a classic.

Blogger wreckage May 12, 2018 6:33 PM  

The guy himself is cancer. He took illegal actions in the name of.... nothing. Clearly unstable. The fact that he wasn't fired outright suggests Marvel is unsalvageable. The best outcome would be if somebody could make a legal case that marvel was knowingly protecting him. This "old boys club" of respectable SJW thuggery needs to be, as they say on the internet, BTFO.

Blogger FUBARwest May 12, 2018 6:35 PM  

If he isn't going to be writing anything why wouldn't they fire him? That doesn't seem right.

Does this mean D&C gets his comic back?

Blogger Desillusionerad May 12, 2018 6:57 PM  

Could be a legal thing, by firing him they would make a possible lawsuit harder to defend, since they just fired him for what they were being sued for. The usual solution being to sideline and insulate the person, wait for the lawsuit, settle and then fire.

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 12, 2018 7:17 PM  

Normally you would just outright fire somebody for this crap...unless he was the Irreplaceable Man.

How did anybody let somebody as mediocre as Mark Waid become the Irreplaceable Man?

Honestly, he's the John Scalzi of American comics.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 May 12, 2018 7:26 PM  

This guy is definitely a big tumor in Marvel, but remember the editing staff is nothing but a bunch of twenty-something strong, independent women.

Blogger Chris McCullough May 12, 2018 7:38 PM  

Mark Waid is so Gamma, being near him turns people into the Hulk

Blogger Mike Hertz May 12, 2018 7:44 PM  

I'm seeing people comment on the great success Jawbreakers crowd funding was. Yet i see nothing on what started the avalanche of Indy comics ignoring or down right spitting in the eye of the sjw filth. As we all know i speak of ALT-HERO! I know it's because we are seen as cancer to any cause but it's aggravating.

Blogger lowercaseb May 12, 2018 7:52 PM  

Along with threats of physical violence being committed against people at Antartica Press, if they did not do what Waid ordered.

I'd love to see someone call Waid's bluff on that part, but Waid would be calling the police, the local SWAT team, the FBI and the New York national guard the moment someone decided to take Waid up on his offer.

That said, it's great seeing D&C taking a page out of VDs book in dealing with the issue and the fallout.

Blogger The CronoLink May 12, 2018 7:54 PM  

Hopefully this will turn into the final nail in Marvel comics' coffin.

I recall Disney/Marvel voicing their concern that the comic side was a money sinkhole but this, this turning into a multimillion lawsuit threatening their shaky film profits (yes, the films have done a lot of money, but after TLJ and Infinity War trying to be "avant-garde" and risking alienating an audience that doesn't stomach well pretentious, artsy-farsty BS and it's getting superhero fatigue, it's not exactly a surefire monkeymaking deal anymore), I doubt the big cheeses will look kindly to the likes of Waid and his SJW cohorts acting like entitle assholes with the emotional continence of a 6yo girl and effectively fucking with the multimillion dollar business.

And this will mean not only a healthier and saner culture, but also a great flourishing opportunity for Arkhaven.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey May 12, 2018 9:08 PM  

Luckily I'm in a place where I understand that everything happening at Marvel is bullshit.

Would that people at Marvel come to understand that, too.

Blogger Jon Mollison May 12, 2018 9:32 PM  

Small correction: the small company in question is Antarctic Press, not Avalanche.

Blogger Lovekraft May 12, 2018 10:17 PM  

Speaking of cancer, yet another GloboJihad attack. Brings the total to, what, a couple thousand in the past ten years?

So every time a Waid goes on a hissy fit is yet another time we are diverted from this real threat. The causes they are promoting are so far removed from real concerns, concerns that need to be expressed in a variety of media, one such being the comic book.

Blogger Lovekraft May 12, 2018 10:20 PM  

@1 Wolfman: subreddit r/werthaminaction covers a lot of these stories.

IIRC, there already is a #comicsgate that involved D & C getting doxxed, threatened with assault, and some antifa nut busting a comic shop window that EVS was appearing at.

Blogger Bobiojimbo May 13, 2018 2:08 AM  

As annoyed by D&C as I am, I might just buy one of his Jawbreakers comics, just to piss off Marvel.

Blogger Jon Mollison May 13, 2018 3:11 AM  

I thought #comicsgate was a cousin to #gamergate. That is, a pushback against a comics media that was fully in bed with the converged mainstream comics industry.

Blogger Ceerilan May 13, 2018 3:53 AM  

In corporate/political America, it often makes more financial sense to buy out a person's contract rather than face a lawsuit. This horrific reality extends to firings FOR CAUSE. This is particularly true for getting rid of members of the politically correct groups.

Anonymous Anonymous May 13, 2018 5:52 AM  

OT: a request for help from the ilk

For certain reasons, I find it nearly impossible to listen to a podcast or other video clip. I wonder if our modern age has provided any tools to automatically transcribe a video clip into a transcript. Is that done? Or are all transcripts done by a human typing away as he listens?

Blogger Howard Stone May 13, 2018 6:24 AM  

Sounds like some WWE shenanigans to promote sales, just saying.

Blogger NO GOOGLES May 13, 2018 8:45 AM  

I'm honestly just waiting for the inevitable superhero fatigue and Star Wars flops to start killing one of the true pillars of the evil empire: Disney.

Most people aren't aware, but Disney is panicking because of the failure of Star Wars. Sure, the movies made good money, but other than the Force Awakens they made a lot less than they were projecting.

And much more important - the real reason Disney bought Star Wars - the merchandising has been an unmitigated disaster on a scale probably never seen before. They literally just destroyed a few hundred containers worth of merchandise because they couldn't force it on retailers that were clamoring to send back merchandise they already had and couldn't sell.

In fact, the failure of the new Star Wars merchandise is probably the biggest single contributor to the timing of the Toys R Us failure. Disney was never going to make $4bn for Star Wars make sense without merchandising making up the bulk of their profit, but they barely made a profit on Force Awakens merchandise and they are losing their money hand over fist on merchandise for the other movies.

Add on the fact that even the new Star Wars videogames are epic failures, and it starts to look like buying Star Wars could be the great blunder that finally kills the House of Mouse. Battlefront 1 undersold projections by 60%, and Battlefront 2 not only did worse than that, but they also had to can the microtransactions that they were counting on to make up for the loss on the first game because of consumer outcry.

And now we are just barely starting to get details about the new Han Solo movie, and people are already boycotting and attacking it because of the obvious hamhanded political propaganda in it.

This is one crash and burn I will thoroughly enjoy watching, popcorn in hand.

Blogger NO GOOGLES May 13, 2018 8:49 AM  

PS: Marvel isn't outright firing Waid because Waid is one of the few actual talented people with a track record that actually has some success on it that is left. Marvel has been hiring nobodies with either zero comic experience or bad comic experience because it's cheap for years.

As much as I hate Waid, he HAS made some good comics before. He's made a lot of crap too, but then, so did a lot of the greats. I would be very surprised if Waid can salvage his position though. He has the impulse control of a heroine addict who just found a suitcase full of smack on the side of the road.

Blogger Brad Matthews May 13, 2018 9:12 AM  

Hah

Anonymous Anonymous May 13, 2018 9:27 AM  

21. NO GOOGLES:

Another factor is that ESPN's social justice convergence is having a material effect on Disney's financials. I'm sure they could survive destroying the Star Wars franchise, and even ESPN's decline and fall, but they can absorb only so many failures before it threatens their empire.

And no doubt some people in Disney can see that more and more failures are in the cards, especially as the Mouse steps up its comprehensive attacks Red State America.

Blogger James Dixon May 13, 2018 9:30 AM  

> I wonder if our modern age has provided any tools to automatically transcribe a video clip into a transcript.

Google transcription software. For free software, add open source to the search. I haven't tried any of them, so I can't speak to the quality of any such programs.

Blogger English Tom May 13, 2018 9:44 AM  

Mark, not an expert at all but there is software like Dragon Naturally Speaking. I'm sure there are more. Try googling or try YouTube for reviews of this type of programme.

Blogger English Tom May 13, 2018 9:48 AM  

As I stated above, check out YouTube for reviews of the software you are interested in.

Blogger Lovekraft May 13, 2018 10:56 AM  

Diversity & Comics mentions Vox Day at the 12:40 mark (in a neutral light). Alliance, or ceasefire, is necessary as this video shows the racket/mob mentality of the SJWs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr7BaLw1E70

Blogger VD May 13, 2018 1:18 PM  

Alliance, or ceasefire

I sent a message to one of his associates telling him that Dark Legion would publish Jawbreaker if he wanted. I have nothing against him and I don't take shots at him.

Blogger Lovekraft May 13, 2018 1:24 PM  

@ 29 VD:

I didn't think there was actual hostility, but that there was some sort of non-engagement between the two camps. Your statement, and D & C's in that video is great news for those wanting good comics and to watch the Mark Waids of the world wither away.

Blogger Wild Ape May 13, 2018 10:00 PM  

Jawbreakers is a great read and D&C is a big GIJOE fan. If anyone at the heads of mainstream comics had a brain they would put him on their staff to write a GIJOE-like material. This is why I know Vox is going to take the comic industry by storm, he recognizes the talent and he has opened the door to Jawbreakers. I hope D&C takes it up.

Marvel is at its high tide and it will come crashing down. I don't think Cebulkski can save what is left of SJW converged Marvel. I hope he does but Infinity Wars has shown where Marvel is headed and they are taking down all the iconic heroes and bringing up Captain Marvel, the leading SJW hero, to be the next wave of movies. Cebulski will get hammered from above and below until the SJWs at Disney and Marvel toss him directly under the bus to be the fall guy is my prediction.

Meanwhile, if you haven't picked up Chicago Typewriter or Rebel Dead then you are missing out. Great reads, lots of fun. I cannot wait for Alt Hero to drop kick the market and shatter the SJW gatekeepers.

And if Jawbreakers doesn't come to Arkhaven that is no big deal. I'm betting that with all the military sci-fi at Castilia House someone is going to make a series and it will catch fire. Good times are ahead!----unless you are a bitter bitch like Waid. He is done.

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