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Sunday, June 03, 2018

100% committed to diversity

Marvel is not dissuaded in the slightest by declining sales or a customer base that hates its commitment to SJW convergence:
When asked about the films, new editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski called the movies the face of Marvel, and extended that metaphor to describe the TV shows as the arms, the consumer products as the legs that move the body along, but the comics as the heart, the muscle pumping ideas into the blood to the rest of the body.

He talked up the Marvel Fresh Start initiative as “one big tapestry, one big soap opera. And our job is to keep adding to this tapestry in new and original ways and every now and then we have to come up with new ideas, create new characters, switch up the creative teams and that’s what we’re doing now.”

The show talked about bad PR in 2017, including Senior VP David Gabriel as they put it, blaming sales slump on diverse characters. Leading Cebulski to say,

“We’re 100 percent committed to diversity, Marvel is the world outside your window and we want not only our characters but our creative talent to reflect that world and it hasn’t been an easy road to be honest with you. Going back to the 60s when Marvel were created it was created by a number of white men here in New York City who were working in our studio. But now, we do not have any artists that work in Marvel. All our writers and artists work — are freelancers that live around the world so our talent base has diversified almost more quickly than our character base has.”

Miller also talked to senior executive Sana Amanat, including the creation and publication of Ms Marvel, their first lead female Islamic character. “Ms Marvel number 1 just having that copy and knowing its a part of history. People paid attention because there’s something about the idea of Kamala Khan and it has nothing to do with being Muslim or South Asian or whatever. But something about the idea of representation and having a character like that who is totally unexpected that I think people had been craving for such a long time.”

“I hope to be very much like a lifestyle brand. And also, the other big thing that’s going to happen at Marvel is, I don’t think it’s going to be associated as a boy brand. Marvel has always been inclusive and I think it should be a place that anyone looks at that red logo and they realize, ‘Oh yeah, that’s just a really cool entertainment company.'”
This is the corporate version of being 100 percent committed to cancer. I addressed Marvel's commitment to diversity in last night's Darkstream, which also features an early glimpse of some of the art from future Alt★Hero issues.


A commenter on the video makes a good point about the likelihood that Marvel is going to learn anything from its declining sales.
One of the first American colonies had to have something like 80% of their colony starve to death before they finally decided that wealth redistribution was a bad idea. If 50+% of everyone someone knows dying isn't enough to convince a colony that they should drop the wealth redistribution idea, what are the chances that anything short of a complete collapse in sales is going to be enough to convince Marvel to stop being so awful?
Help Arkhaven kill them off faster and pick up a copy of Alt★Hero #1.

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65 Comments:

Blogger APL June 03, 2018 8:21 AM  

"If 50+% of everyone someone knows dying isn't enough to convince a colony"

It probably isn't the 50% that won't change policy, it's the 1% who are insulated from the privations of the rest of the colony, and thus see no need to change course.

Blogger Howard Stone June 03, 2018 8:25 AM  

Yes, that’s what I’ve been craving all along, a comic book about Linda Sarsour with super powers.

Blogger Howard Stone June 03, 2018 8:26 AM  

And her sidekick Hogboy.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 03, 2018 8:49 AM  

I read the Infogalactic entry for Khan, and it's the basic diversity shtick of why can't all the glorious people of color be white, pathetic.

I'm not "triggered" by "diversity" I am bored silly by that stupid effeminate crap.

I'd kick a buck or two to a patreon to fund the creator of this blatant "why can't mooslim girls be white" rip off to be flown to Pakistan for a publicity tour. (Take that chump Ben Shapiro with her)

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 03, 2018 8:53 AM  

Just purchased AH.

Question for tubby the hut, will Khan's brother the conservative one be made a stooge like the usual American white conservative male is made the stooge for all "prog" narratives? (Looking at you Tim Allen)

Blogger Al From Bay Shore June 03, 2018 8:56 AM  

“We’re 100 percent committed to diversity, Marvel is the world outside your window and we want not only our characters but our creative talent to reflect that world and it hasn’t been an easy road to be honest with you. Going back to the 60s when Marvel were created it was created by a number of white men here in New York City who were working in our studio."

And there you have it, no commitment to writing good stories. They are more preoccupied with diversity than publishing comics. I would not be surprised if these imbeciles converted Marvel's hypermasculine Luke Cage into a homosexual. The spirit of America Chavez lives on.

Blogger Rigel Kent June 03, 2018 9:00 AM  

“Ms Marvel number 1 just having that copy and knowing its a part of history.

I took a crap yesterday. That is also part of history.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim June 03, 2018 9:07 AM  

“The world outside your window.” Seems the Left keeps insisting this over and over and yet often times their depictions of “my” reality are the opposite of reality. Do they really think their propaganda will overshadow the blood and rape on Diversuty Street?

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 9:07 AM  

Horrors! Someone misgendered it, and didn't apologize!

Meanwhile there are Muslim rape and grooming gangs...

That lesbian chicken scratch reminds me of "Depression Quest".

There can be several genres, but I don't see Harlequin Romance Comics. Though that might be a thing, but SJWs would ruin even that.

We have come a long way when the old Villians wanted to contol or destroy the world, but the new ones merely wish to use the scientifically correct gender when talking to someone.

I wonder if the average person in Venezuela is worried about misgendering.

I also had a thought about a TV show before I was born, where the star was Gay, but no one talked or bothered about it: Liberace. Great music, with flamboyant humor (Think Milo at the Piano). Another one was The Twilight Zone which had a morality play every week - serious thought. But no nonsense. Even the Outer Limits was better Sci-Fi, and the orignal Star Trek was from that era. These I watched in reruns as a kid. There were few axes to grind, the only theme was some patriotism as it was the cold war. There was a lot of cigarette smoking - but less of that than sex today.

It is sometimes said the Alt-Right wants to return to the 1950's. Remembering the entertainment of that era, I would say Yes!

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim June 03, 2018 9:08 AM  

*Diversity*

Blogger marco moltisanti June 03, 2018 9:11 AM  

Does anyone have more details on the failed redistribution of wealth in the early American colony? I'd never heard of that, but it seems like a great thing to bring up in a debate with lefties.

Blogger Longtime Lurker June 03, 2018 9:15 AM  

Alt Hero #1 arrived via Amazon.com Prime on two-day delivery. No problem.

Issue No. 1 looks great and reads well. The series is off to a strong start creatively and logistically.

Blogger Lovekraft June 03, 2018 9:37 AM  

Alt-Hero 1 ordered. Shipping cost quite reasonable.

As for Marvel, they're simply following this vague Zuckerbergian 'family friendly' model, which to the alt-right means...well, we know it means.

We are basically persona non grata in this family which includes the tribe, sexual dimorphists, surveillance-state, BLM, globojihadinc.

Who would want to be part of this dysfunctional collection of morons?

Blogger Lovekraft June 03, 2018 9:42 AM  

Anyone else notice, in Avengers Inf War how they portrayed 1. Tony Stark and Potts as 22-year olds even though they're clearly in their 50s, and 2. Mark Ruffalo (more in Ragnarok) as a 15-year old boy, trying to be funny? Terrible portrayal of Banner. Ruffalo's got.to.go.

Blogger Uncle John's Band June 03, 2018 9:50 AM  

It's good to call attention to the banality, which is easily overshadowed by the SJW propaganda. As a genre, the contemporary superhero comic has fundamentally transformed from its silver age roots. It's not just the formal but the final cause that's changed. Even a pro-trans activist looking for an entertaining exciting story won't enjoy the crap showcased on the video. It's worth noting how many Alt-Hero reviews comment extremely favorably on the storytelling. That market is no longer being served by the big two and the contrast is opening eyes.

One could trace this through the decline of action and fight scenes as well. The bright bold kineticism is what drew my young self to comics, and it is long been known that the lack of young readers is why the long-term prognosis for the industry is so ghastly.

I admire Arkhaven's restraint. When you consider the appeal of an unserved market as large as the one proven to exist for heroic exciting comics, it must be tempting to try and blitz Atlas Comics style. Your slow, sustained build-out is the winning strategy.

Blogger Uncle John's Band June 03, 2018 9:53 AM  

@ 14. Lovekraft

"Ruffalo's got.to.go."

Thank you for pointing this out. It is weird, because I thought he was good in the first Avengers, then he just cratered from there. In hindsight the first one was probably just luck.

Blogger Timmy3 June 03, 2018 10:04 AM  

He faked a Japanese pen name. Stan Lee was Jewish who changed his name. Their success depends on what demographic buys their comics. Doesn’t appear they care anymore about their core audience.

Blogger Sillon Bono June 03, 2018 10:20 AM  

I'm sure that the SJW are going to ruin Avengers 4, they will taint the movie beyond repairable.

Regardless, I'm not watching anything post avengers 4, for me the attractiveness of the saga are the original characters that I grew up with.

I'm not opposed to new characters, but I'm not going to pay to watch SJW crap.

And my demographic is the one with the sweet shekels.

Blogger L' Aristokrato June 03, 2018 10:38 AM  

I hate to have been right on this, but a while ago, when Marvel replaced their editor in chief, and subsequently cancelled a few SJW books, every Cuckservative into comics began gushing, declaring how "SJW Marvel is dead! Now it's all about the good stories again!"... I took one look a Celbulski and said "Nothing's changing. If anything, Marvel will get worse."; A statement which, at the time, did not go well with those of the aforementioned cucky persuasion.
This is the fundamental problem with guys like 'Diversity & Comics'; They fundamentally do not understand either the nature of the fight they're in, nor of the people they're fighting. In the end, they're just happy to have some keys jingling in front of their eyes, whilst everything around them burns.

Blogger Uncle John's Band June 03, 2018 10:38 AM  

I'm the same with Avengers 4. The OCD completist in me needs to see the story out, having followed it this long. Didn't see BP or Thor 3, and I'm out after A4. The one exception - I'll keep watching Gunn's "Guardians" until he gives me reason not to. I'm even higher on them than most.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 03, 2018 11:15 AM  

I thought the second Guardians was a let down, but Chris Pratt is a conservative Christian who enrages feminists, so I'll still watch the third one and the new Jurassic World. Hopefully the latter didn't fold to the "waaah sexism" complaints from the likes of Joss Whedon about the first movie.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 03, 2018 11:32 AM  

A couple days ago I ordered print editions of Alt-Hero #1
Rebel Dead Revenge #1
Quantum Mortis #1
RH Jeeves #1 and #2

It's a bonanza of #1 issues.

Blogger Uncle John's Band June 03, 2018 11:32 AM  

For some reason Guardians 2 resonated with me rhetorically on all cylinders. It was an oddly and unexpectedly powerful movie going experience emotionally, and I have trouble being objective.

Blogger Todd Everhart June 03, 2018 11:35 AM  

Here is an article about Jamestown and how private property saved them from extinction. https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/private-property-saved-jamestown-it-america

Blogger English Tom June 03, 2018 11:37 AM  

@Uncle John's Band

Rufallo is a good actor but what a sad left wing twat he turned out to be.

Blogger Worlds Edge June 03, 2018 11:46 AM  

Depressing. The only mildly optimistic note I might be able to strike is to point out that this is Bleeding Colon. They're about as SJW converged as it is possible to be, so there's at least a possibility the tone in the article overstates things.

I have no illusions at this point that Cebulski is anything but an SJW-lite, but I also do think the suits at Disney have put him notice that he needs to make money. Or else.

Blogger Tlotsi June 03, 2018 11:47 AM  

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Blogger Tlotsi June 03, 2018 11:49 AM  

I heard on the video that Alt-Hero is available through Amazon Unlimited. Will the comics be available through Comixology Unlimited, too?

Blogger tuberman June 03, 2018 11:52 AM  

I have two points about Marvel:

1) They are arrogant as they have never been challenged. this is stupid and abrupt, as history has turned a corner.

2) Even while arrogant, and believing they will always move their Narrative forward, they are scared and desperate unconsciously. That is why they are speeding all this up. It's really a "hail Mary" with zero long-term odds of working. Deep inside they know they have failed and are toast.

Blogger tuberman June 03, 2018 11:57 AM  

26. Worlds Edge

The optimistic notes is opportunities for not just Arkhaven, but other alternative startups. This is good news, and not bad.

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 12:13 PM  

They're about as SJW converged as it is possible to be, so there's at least a possibility the tone in the article overstates things.

No chance. Cebulski openly stated those things on TV.

I also do think the suits at Disney have put him notice that he needs to make money. Or else.

You're wrong. They lost more money on Solo and The Last Jedi than Marvel could lose in 25 years themselves.

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 12:13 PM  

Will the comics be available through Comixology Unlimited, too?

Yes, we're working on it.

Blogger Chris Mallory June 03, 2018 12:13 PM  

English Tom wrote:Rufallo is a good actor but what a sad left wing twat he turned out to be.

Do you realize how many old time "tough guy" actors have been left wing?
Henry Fonda
Will Geer-You will never watch the Waltons again if you read about his politics.
Ralph Waite
James Garner
Burt Lancaster
Robert Ryan
Kirk Douglas

Just to name a few.

Blogger Bobiojimbo June 03, 2018 12:26 PM  

@VD Alt*Hero #1 is in the mail. I got Rebel Dead Revenge #1, and its quality is top notch.

Blogger Brett baker June 03, 2018 12:27 PM  

I wonder if They're ripping off the freelancers worse than the "White guys writing in our office in the 60s"?

Blogger Brett baker June 03, 2018 12:27 PM  

I wonder if They're ripping off the freelancers worse than the "White guys writing in our office in the 60s"?

Blogger Lance E June 03, 2018 12:34 PM  

They say: "Marvel is the world outside your window and we want not only our characters but our creative talent to reflect that world."

They mean: "We want the world outside your window to reflect our characters and creative talent."

A lot of things the left says make sense if you just reverse cause and effect.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 03, 2018 12:47 PM  

If Chris Pratt is indeed, a "Christian Conservative," as you say, he shouldn't have been engaging in extra-marital affairs, while still married.

Blogger Taignobias June 03, 2018 1:54 PM  

@11

IIRC, it was the Jamestown compact. They founded it with no land rights and a common food store. Every school child used to know that the settlers starved that winter, and it was because there was no incentive to produce.

Two things happened the next year. John Smith arrived, parceled out land, and established the "He who will not work shall not eat" principle (from 2 Thessalonians 3:10), and the Indians gave them some seeds.

They had food rot that winter, there was such abundance. Or so I remember from my own school days.

Blogger Taignobias June 03, 2018 1:59 PM  

@11

Links to justify @39

http://jaysfreeenterpriseblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/you-dont-work-you-dont-eat.html

https://historicjamestowne.org/history/pocahontas/john-smith/

https://infogalactic.com/info/John_Smith_(explorer)

Blogger Michael Maier June 03, 2018 2:02 PM  

I would not be surprised if these imbeciles converted Marvel's hypermasculine Luke Cage into a homosexual.

They did it to girl-hound Iceman...

Blogger Michael Maier June 03, 2018 2:02 PM  

Zeroh Tollrants wrote:If Chris Pratt is indeed, a "Christian Conservative," as you say, he shouldn't have been engaging in extra-marital affairs, while still married.

The good ol' "No True Christian" argument...

Blogger Taignobias June 03, 2018 2:08 PM  

@42

All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. Among the faithful, as well, all struggle against the sinful flesh.

Now, this does not excuse sin, but we are to forgive the repentant. Not caring overmuch about celebrities I do not know, I have no opinion on whether or not he has either sinned in this way or repented, but if he has we are to forgive.

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 03, 2018 2:10 PM  

If Ms. Marvel reflected what's reality outside their window she'd be attacking New York or Tel Aviv for her Imam.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare June 03, 2018 2:18 PM  

@Zeroh Tollrants

When even his ex-wife has said that the "affair" story is bull, and she would benefit from the story being true, it's fairly likely that the story *is* bull. I had to Google "Chris Pratt affair" to find out what you were talking about, and the first page was full of links to stories quoting his wife saying that the story was nonsense. Unless you are referring to some *other* alleged infidelity?

I don't know if Chris Pratt is a Christian, but he seems like a really decent guy, unlike so many of his philandering, leftist, amoral, immoral "peers" in Hollywood. He hasn't blathered about "evil Trump" either, which is cool.

Blogger marco moltisanti June 03, 2018 2:59 PM  

Thanks for the replies specifying that the early American settlement that starved due to collectivism was Jamestown. Can't remember learning that in school, which isn't too surprising.

Blogger Howard Stone June 03, 2018 4:04 PM  

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Blogger Howard Stone June 03, 2018 4:08 PM  


Yeah, I know a guy who did some work writin comics. He’s done a few projects over the years. He’s a hardcore leftist, the kind of guy who if Donald Trump sh!t gold would virtue signal and complain that the price of gold is going down. He’s knowingly deceptive and fully engaged in the culture war.

He’s often expressing frustration that he’s not getting more work even though, as a straight white male, he knows he’s been helping to create a culture where his particular demographic are not welcome anymore.

He didn’t understand that he was only a useful idiot, (still doesn’t) and that the useful idiots are always the first to be lined up against the wall. He’s been a sell out shill peddling propaganda and deception aimed at our children all of his professional career just to get ahead.

No one likes people like that, but they’ll use them if they can.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey June 03, 2018 4:14 PM  

@11 @39 @46


I don't think the settlement referred to was Jamestown, but rather the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The story has been popularized for decades now by Rush Limbaugh, who also references it in several of his books. Here's a brief rundown from Rush:


https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/11/23/the_true_story_of_thanksgiving-2/

Of course the Left has attacked Rush's version for its accuracy and for his interpretation of events. But the undeniable fact remains that the Massachusetts Bay Colony was gripped in a leadership rivalry initially, between John Winthrop and William Bradford. Initially, Winthrop had the upper hand. He laid out his philosophy in a famous sermon, "A Model Of Christian Charity". It's where the "City on a Hill" imagery used by Reagan originates, ironically. But in it Winthrop expresses a theology that smacks pretty strong of what we'd identify today as Share-The-Wealth socialism. It's very collectivist in nature.

Enter William Bradford, who locked horns with Winthrop when starvation and general misery seemed to flow on all sides during the colony's early struggles. Bradford had started in harmony with Winthrop as he articulated a sort of primitive agrarian collectivism that he quickly abandoned, and instead he threw in with private property rights and began establishing land ownership among the settlers. Productivity rose.

But, I have to say, you really don't have to get too far into the weeds of the political struggles within the colony to see their initial folly. Think of it, here they were starving on the banks of the greatest fishery yet discovered. It was even supposed reason for their charter from the crown -- to fish the cod. Yet here they were starving. They hadn't bothered to bring fishing gear or anybody who know how to fish really, and they didn't have the means, because there intent was really more about a utopian religious community, not the bill of goods they sold the king. They had, like SJWs, abandoned their core mission, and before they even got there.

Furthermore, they weren't alone either. Sitting on the banks of Cape Cod starving, right out there in the waters were entire fishing fleets from European nations. The Portuguese had a fleet, the French had a fleet, the largest fleet was British.

Of course, in time that fishery would build them Boston and establish fabulous wealth and prosperity. But at first they almost perished. Why? Their ideological commitment to ideas that were broken. They were too insistent, like SJWs, on building that Utopia on Earth that they envisioned, fixed with blinders on about the world around them. And what works.

Blogger Rhys June 03, 2018 4:16 PM  

"...the comics as the heart, the muscle pumping ideas into the blood to the rest of the body."

Let this be a warning to all the "but the movies are still good!" wishful thinkers out there.

Blogger Mega-Buster Shepard June 03, 2018 4:23 PM  

The coming collapse of the Big Two can't come fast enough. Truthfully though how many times can you reboot or rehash the same stories about characters created during the forties or sixties?

Blogger Howard Stone June 03, 2018 4:47 PM  

@Rhys, the movies are crap.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 03, 2018 4:59 PM  

Ralph Waite was a mean alcoholic who reportedly assaulted *many* women, including some of the young women on the show. In addition to that, he got angry at one of the young male actors on the set once, (by young, I mean a boy), and gave him a spanking some described as a "beating." https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8992754

Kirk Douglas, real name (((Issue Danielovitch))), raped 16 yr old Natalie Wood, Marlene Dietrich, and had many, many "affairs," throughout his marriage, according to a book written by his (now deceased) wife, WHILE THEY WERE STILL MARRIED.

gawker.com/5893793/...really-just-accuse-kirk-douglas-of-a-brutal-rape

whatculture.com/film/10-disturbing-truths-you-didnt-know-about-the-movie-industry?page=2

Then there's his son, Eric's story about how his dad ignored his rape attack

www.contactmusic.com/kirk-douglas-son-claims-dad-ignored-rape-attack

Burt Lancaster was a vile, predatory homo

https:/www.independent.ie-world-news/screen-god-burts-sex-life-set-the-stage-for-hollywood-gay-scene-26122343.html

Will Geer(Grandpa Walton)
Queer AND a Commie. His boyfriend, (Harry Hay) wasa gay right's "pioneer" & founder of one of the first Gay Rights orgs.

worldofwonder.net/bornthisday-actor-will-geer/

Henry Fonda was a mean, womanizing SOB, his 2nd wife had 9 abortions, went nuts when Fonda wanted a divorce to marry his 20 yr old mistress, slit her throat w/a razor

https://www.shared.com/henry-fonda-kids/

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2785711/Brutal-family-secret-explains-Jane-Fonda-awful-taste-in-men.html

Robert Ryan was a far lefty pacifist, married to a whacky Quaker beoad, who had waaay too many close ties to Hollywood Commies & their activities to be dismissed, otherwise fairly uninteresting, IMO

James Garner was a lefty, but from what all I've read, it was mainly due to his marriage to a Jew broad, (((Lois Fleischman))), with Garner insisting that a Republican character he was supposed to play be changed to a Democrat, stating his wife would leave him if he ever played a Republican.

Of all of the above, Garner is the only one I'd give a pass to, for a couple of reasons-1) he served in the military & was awarded 2 Purple Hearts, a WW2 Victory Medal, a National Service Medal for Korea, and a National Defense Service Metal.

2) his mother died when he was 5, and his stepmother mentally & physically badly abused him. She would beat him constantly, slamming his head into the floor, the table, the door, choking him, etc. She would force him to wear a dress and answer to the name "Louise," and have the other kids mock him. When he was 14, she tried to kill him, and he finally had to knock her to the floor & choke her, to get her hands from around his throat.
Being that kind of messed up & abused, it's a wonder he wasn't a serial killer.

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/james-garners-horrific-childhood-cruel-and-unusual-punishment-at-the-hands-of-a-wicked-stepmother/news-story/439c160e2301a6541a56fa8fbO5d9b2

Did I miss any? This stuff is my jam, I have a number of books about the "Secrets Of Old Hollywood." Please read some of my links, there's some interesting stuff there, esp for you kiddos.
The people in the movie biz have ALWAYS been Godless, depraved, degenerate filth. In fact, I think they were WORSE in the first few decades than they are now.
Now they have to be much more careful and have better reputations because they can't hide out, like in the old days, so they mostly just repeat whatever loony far left talking points the Jews in charge believe,posting it to social media, like a herd of sheep.

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 5:02 PM  

I just ordered my first comic in decades (though I might also pullit from Amazon).
I didn't see a subscription so I would get all of the Alt-Hero series as soon as they come out.
Note also I'm ... well, ... frugal, but even though shipping and tax exceeded the item, I was happy.

Rising above the SJW nadir is unworthy of effort, but I see Alt-Hero as being perhaps the highest effort of CH so far. I anxiously look forward to Rebel Cell. And hope you find a way so I can simply subscribe.

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 5:05 PM  

Diversity creates a problem

Name a single instance of a FEMALE troll, orc, or goblin in any story. Even AoD&L where they are r-selected, but where are the breeders?

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 03, 2018 5:07 PM  

I know. I'm just grumpy about Pratt, because every time I think there's ONE single actor that is a decent, incorruptible person, some kind of dirt spills out about them. I posted a long comment response above, with links to stories about some of 'Old Hollywood's Most Beloved Figures,' and how they were actually mostly just wretched, perverse trash.

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 5:16 PM  

Name a single instance of a FEMALE troll, orc, or goblin in any story. Even AoD&L where they are r-selected, but where are the breeders?

A Sea of Skulls.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len June 03, 2018 6:17 PM  

I don’t think it’s going to be associated as a boy brand

"Those totally devoted fans who have made our entire cushy existence possible? We don't need those nerds, and we don't want those nerds! We're gonna tap that massive market of 75 IQ Muslims who can't even puzzle out the pictures in our comics, and all those feminists who are so good to their 'allies'. We're gonna be Trump-level rich!"

Blogger Jack June 03, 2018 9:23 PM  

"Going back to the 60s when Marvel were created it was created by a number of white men here in New York City who were working in our studio. But now, we do not have any artists that work in Marvel. All our writers and artists work — are freelancers that live around the world..."

Leaving aside the (((whiteness))) of Marvel's creators, what he's saying is that they used to have a real employment structure where people could feel like part of a team creating something together, but now they farm everything out to the global peasantry who compete with each other for peanuts on Fiverr. Muh free market!

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 03, 2018 11:07 PM  

I don't read as much into this pronouncement. I mean, think about regular people who are still stuck in the cuck matrix: what else was he going to say? "No, diversity sucks and white is right". I'm joking about the last part, but seriously, even people who think diversity is bullshit but are still stuck in the cuck matrix aren't going to sprint out on a tiny limb and badmouth diversity.

It's a sad state of affairs, but if he said anything that could even be construed as less than full-throated cheering for diversity he'd likely lose his job. I don't think Cebulski will be able to turn Marvel around but he's not nearly as suicidal as his predecessor. He's fired some of the real crazy bastards who couldn't give away their comics and he's actually even threatened Mark Waid (which would have NEVER happened previously) so I consider him halfway to sanity on the issue.

He's still stuck in the cuck matrix and he doesn't have the backbone or clarity of vision to actually succeed at turning Marvel around, but I bet he will slow down the slide or at least defenestrate some of the main culprits who were shoving Marvel off the cliff.

Blogger Expendable Faceless Minion June 04, 2018 2:48 AM  

"Gay, but nobody talked or bothered about it."

His name was Dumbledore.

Blogger VD June 04, 2018 8:11 PM  

I don't read as much into this pronouncement.

You're stubbornly stupid. What does he have to do, declare 200 percent commitment to diversity in order for you to believe him?

Blogger Thucydides June 04, 2018 11:15 PM  

IT will be interesting to see where the inflection point actually is. The NFL made their change to the kneeling during the National Anthem policy after an 18% drop in viewership. OTOH, CNN has seen something like a 30% drop in viewership and doubles down on stupid (I suspect it is because they are propped up by Time Warner). Marvel might be able to double down on stupid for a long time so long as Disney cash keeps flowing, and a firewall of sorts is maintained between the MCU and the actual comic books. However, with Disney shares dropping 7% over the last year they may be discovering that their biggest tentpole, the SJW Wars Universe, isn't holding up under the assault on their customer base, and they *may* decide to scale back on the SJW nonsense. OTOH, they have billions in cash, IP and physical property, so they may be incline to simply ride out the storm, confident that we "deplorables" cannot hurt them in the long run.

The long term will probably depend on how well we can unravel the networks of money, power and influence. At some point enough nodes will be damaged that the entire structure comes down, but we are still a long way from there.

Blogger MortemTyrannus June 05, 2018 1:17 AM  

Bought 3 copies of Alt Hero #1 in print, direct from Castalia House (take that Amazon). Ordered it on 5/29 (night time) and received it on 6/2. Packaged well and items are pristine condition! Thanks for bringing an alternative to the toxic waste dump of the big 2.

Blogger Archella June 06, 2018 4:46 AM  

Just got my alt hero's number one. Nice. I'm ordering 3 every issue, just because. Was surprised how sturdy it was. I'm not a comic books person at all, but want to support the cause. Was good. Looking forward to issue 2.

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