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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Comicsgate is Sad Puppies

We don't have a name. We don't need a name. But it is eminently clear that the growing community around Arkhaven and Dark Legion are to Comicsgate what the Rabid Puppies were to the Sad Puppies. Comicsgate is the Tea Party to our Trumpslide. And you all know how those things turned out.

It is deeply amusing to see how the comics-SJWs are reacting in such an over-the-top manner to as harmless and inoffensive a group as Comicsgate, which is about as self-consciously centrist and politically correct and equalitarian as one can get. Just ask their defenders:
No one believes comics is a ‘boys club.’ Female creators have been a phenomenal core element of many celebrated characters and stories from across the medium. From Pia Guerra’s amazing art in Y: The Last Man, to June Brigman’s fan-favorite Power Pack, or even Hiromui Arakawa’s global sensation Full Metal Alchemist, women have long been celebrated and embraced by comic fans.

To call the movement racist is also in poor taste, as people of color are represented heavily in the movement. Race has also been a non-factor in comics for some time, with creators like Christopher Priest who is currently producing a fantastic run on DC’s Deathstroke, Image Co-Founder and current DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, and long-time The Amazing Spider-Man artist Humberto Ramos enjoying long and celebrated runs and careers. If the goal of the movement is as intolerant as Sienkiewicz believes, then creators such as the aforementioned would be denounced and lambasted by ComicsGate, rather than receiving the praise and support seen for these and many other non-white creators.
It's just a matter of time before Comicsgate is bragging that they pick up their litter and denouncing DC as the Real Racists. Sooner or later, they will learn that Being the Good Guy and Moderation and Talking Sense to the Enemy are neither strategies nor tactics, get rabid, and begin to fall in with us. Because the comics-SJWs are NEVER going to stop attacking them and calling them names, no matter how much they cuck and appease and ritualistically denounce us.
“So stop being awful ambassadors for the worst of our natures. Stop being brownshirts. Stop being goddamned ugly dicks. And to re-jigger an ugly phrase you sling at women, I’m instead going to channel it here in the spirit of my Aussie friends: Stop being such insufferable clueless cunts.

The medium didn’t call on you to be the best version of assholes you could be. Neither did we.

Knock it off.

Either step up. Or step off.

We, Comics, and The Audience- will be absolutley fine without you.

And you won’t be missed one damned bit.”
Absolutely fine? Perhaps, if an annual 10 percent decline in sales can be redefined as "fine". Eight more years of that and we'll have the comics industry to ourselves. But to be clear, I'm not at all against Comicsgate, I'm just amused by it. It's harmless and largely irrelevant, but if it keeps the SJWs occupied while we overrun their flanks and baggage train, that suits me just fine.

That being said, after the Alt-Hero: Q campaign begins and the incendiary Alt-Hero #4: The War in Paris is published, I don't know how much longer the SJWs will be able to restrain themselves from going openly after us. Not once they see how we are finding success in directly assaulting their assumptions about Diversity and their sanctimonious equalitarian pieties, while Marvel and DC proceed headlong down the road to oblivion.
On Monday, Marvel announced that Riri Williams, the teenage super hero who took over the mantle of Iron Man in the wake of Civil War II, will debut in her own solo book this November. Riri Williams: Ironheart will feature several developments for the fledgling super hero: her first solo title, a brand new suit designed by Kevin Libranda, and the comic book debut of her writer Eve Ewing, whose announcement was met with a wave of backlash from the comic community.

Despite her lack of comic book writing history, one may ask how she came to be hired by Marvel. The answer is one that has appalled fans and caused further criticism of Marvel’s editorial board: she was hired because she looked like Riri and started a petition. The currently supported reason Ewing’s name was put forth to write Ironheart is because of Ewing’s supportive fans began spreading a petition to hire her based on a series of tweets in which she expressed the desire to write the book. These tweets were also supported by “evidence” provided by Ewing, which included the fact that she looked like Riri and had a small collection of various graphic novels on her bookshelf.
And yes, the Dark Lord laughed. You know, this just might be the right time to introduce a series about a billionaire in a high-tech suit with a pretty blonde consort.

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49 Comments:

Blogger Tanjil Bren August 26, 2018 5:16 AM  

"I f****** despise bullies," says 'legendary artist' Bill Sienkiewicz.
These people really don't 'do' mirrors, do they?

Blogger VD August 26, 2018 5:18 AM  

You've seen what they look like. Can you blame them?

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot August 26, 2018 5:32 AM  

bragging that they pick up their litter

Oooh, ouch. I'm going have to remember that shiv.

Blogger The Observer August 26, 2018 5:37 AM  

What is amusing is the way in which the comics-SJWs are reacting in such an over-the-top manner to as harmless a group as Comicsgate, which is about as centrist and politically correct and equalitarian as you can get.

As the margin of the Overton window shifts ever further, increasing insanity is required to demonstrate sufficient loyalty to the Party.

Glorious holiness spirals.

That being said, after the Alt-Hero: Q campaign begins and the incendiary Alt-Hero #4: The War in Paris is published, I don't know how much longer the SJWs will be able to restrain themselves.

My wallet is ready. And the way #4 is described as incendiary... I couldn't have hoped for more.

A quick sweep of social media, at least, indicates that the UK campaign has not gone unnoticed:

https://twitter.com/RosieMarx/status/1032330755504988160

while Marvel and DC proceed headlong down the road to oblivion.

As the Chinese proverb goes, point horse make deer: one of the easiest demonstrations of power over someone is forcing them to lie in the face of the obvious truth. Forcing people to mouth that Ewing's writing is the epitome of narrative and characterisation must really tickle them pink.

Blogger Mark Stoval August 26, 2018 5:42 AM  

From the link:

There is no argument that Eve Ewing is an accomplished and talented literary writer, whose work (focusing heavily on social justice and race issues) has gained praise from numerous institutions such as the Chicago Tribune and NPR, and is the author of the celebrated book Electric Arches. Ewing also holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, among many other notable accomplishments related to her personal and moving works of writing.

While it is clear Ewing is more than deserving of her laurels and praises, comic book fans who have spoken out against her hiring have cited her lack of comic book writing experience and the purported decision for Marvel to hire her based on racial traits as two gigantic red flags from a company that consistently pushes social justice narratives over quality writing in recent years.


A doctorate in education? Oh my.

We have a fully converged, "Social Justice", organization hiring a black girl based on race and the "Social Justice" bona fides of an affirmative action hire. The girl is a prime example of the left's racism.

What never happens is a definition of "social justice". Just once I would like one of these fully converged outfits explain what they think "social justice" is. Any chance of that?

Blogger Shimshon August 26, 2018 5:48 AM  

It would have sounded less absurd if they said they hired Eve Ewing because her initials were EE.

Blogger mh01701@gmail.com August 26, 2018 6:35 AM  

Is it pronounced E-wing or Ewww-ng. Asking for a friend

Blogger L'Aristokrato August 26, 2018 6:38 AM  

"It's just a matter of time before Comicsgate is... denouncing DC as the Real Racists."

I might be wrong here, but I'd be willing to bet "them's the real raciss!" has been a talking point from day one.
Not to sound as if I'm attacking them, but most of the people involved with Comicsgate seem to be pure-blooded Cuckservatives, whose main concern is just being entertained. They fundamentally don't get the nature of the conflict.

Blogger weka August 26, 2018 6:50 AM  

Well, the collapse will be entertaining.

Alt hero is the best comic purchase of last year. Want to see the expansion with the dark lord going full Kratman.

Blogger Pierre August 26, 2018 6:58 AM  

In the last Darkstream, someone asked why leftists say "Germany is a nation of immigrants." This post hints the leftist algorithm is the same whether they're thinking about nations, comics, etc. Let me explain...

Leftists want to destroy anything that allows to objectively distinguish people between each other, while substituting their own judgment criteria which allow to exclude any dissent. (ie, "we're all the same, but not you")

Bad: awards based on actual talent (Hugos), school grades, "inequality", nationality, etc.

Good: subjective criteria decided by the left's whim, participation trophies, equality of outcome.

Applying this to comics: "Everyone we want is welcome into comics, but not you because you're a nazi."

Applying this to nationality: "Everyone we want can be an American (or German...) but not you because you're a nazi."

It's always the same thing. They are envious losers, thus objective performance indicators hurt their narcissistic selves so bad that they want to destroy them. They want to destroy anything that is successful or beautiful for the same reason. They only feel good when surrounded by uniform mediocrity.

Applying this to the Hugos... it's the same... turn a talent-based award into a pat-yourself-on-the-back participation trophy, eliminate all of these horribly threatening talented people, and all is well.

They hate you and they want you dead, and they think it's self-defense.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira August 26, 2018 6:58 AM  

Some of you go with Vox to take the baggage train, I need half a detachment to make sure we get away with the kitchen truck.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira August 26, 2018 7:02 AM  

"Won't be missed one damn bit"

Hostile gamma rays.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot August 26, 2018 7:08 AM  

gained praise from numerous institutions such as . . . NPR

Well that's like Goddess herself reached across from Equatopia and lifted her on high!

Blogger Silent Draco August 26, 2018 7:09 AM  

Shimshon meant the Righteous Eve Ewing.

REE

It's a start.

Remember dearie, never be the first one to stop coloring. Party does not like it.

Blogger Worlds Edge August 26, 2018 7:57 AM  

"I f****** despise bullies," says 'legendary artist' Bill Sienkiewicz.

To put this in perspective, Sienkiewicz was whining recently about being trolled on Facebook by his 90 year old aunt . She said he needed Jesus in his life, and he went off on one of the oddest Twitter tirades I think I've ever read.

Blogger tuberman August 26, 2018 8:02 AM  

Specs Tactic ular! A Stratosphere bound Strategy rockets into it's second stage. Nuke them from on high.

Talking about Alt-Hero #4:The War in Paris and Alt-Hero: Q.
All the while the enemy has a knife, half-way through gutting Xerself.

Blogger Zander Stander August 26, 2018 8:03 AM  

You eat soy, tofu and kale?

Blogger Bellomy August 26, 2018 8:07 AM  

Yeah, Comicsgate like the Sads is going to be hekpful. Let em do their thing.

Blogger Avalanche August 26, 2018 8:08 AM  

@4 "As the margin of the Overton window shifts ever further, increasing insanity is required to demonstrate sufficient loyalty to the Party."

For God's sake! DON'T stop clapping!!!

Blogger Avalanche August 26, 2018 8:11 AM  

@4 Great retweet at the disgusting lib's twit:

FRIEND: It's called cauliflower. It's not ghost broccoli.
ME: [taking a long drag on my cigarette] Listen kid, I know what I saw.


David the Good's next villain?

Blogger Fuzzums Wuzzums August 26, 2018 8:38 AM  

An artist's primary goal is to create, anything else is secondary. The more Arkhaven and Dark Legion grows the more creators will migrate over regardless of their ideology. Even the staunchest atheist will accept communion if he's hungry enough.

It's an all or nothing battle.

The way I see it this guy is attacking ComicsGate much like a slave would attack another slave for rebelling. He's not fearing the competition, he's fearing the collective punishment these converged companies will dish out. There's a certain term for people like him that I can't recall right now. Maybe Quentin Tarantino can help me out...

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2018 8:46 AM  

"Sienkiewicz was whining recently about being trolled on Facebook by his 90 year old aunt . She said he needed Jesus in his life"

That's all the necessary info right there.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 26, 2018 9:15 AM  

No one celebrates my "diversity" or ensures my "equality" so I basically have checked out from caring about meeting some antagonist's demands.

Blogger Brett baker August 26, 2018 9:37 AM  

I don't buy comics, but I would have to buy Supreme Dark Lord.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 August 26, 2018 10:29 AM  

Once a moral panic sets in, only blood will satisfy it.

Blogger James Dixon August 26, 2018 10:56 AM  

> You know, this just might be the right time to introduce a series about a billionaire in a high-tech suit with a pretty blonde consort.

Within the Marvel universe, I can't wait for her to go up against Doom and wind up with every bit of armor and clothing stripped from her. No Marvel won't write it, but we all know it would happen.

Blogger Nostromo August 26, 2018 12:06 PM  

I'm not gonna complain about conservatives cleaning up after themselves. People should clean up after themselves. As a bonus normies do see the shit piles the SJW's leave everywhere, and it does move the needle, if only incrementally.

Blogger VD August 26, 2018 12:14 PM  

I'm not gonna complain about conservatives cleaning up after themselves. People should clean up after themselves.

You completely missed the point. It's fine that conservatives cleaned up after themselves. The problem is that they regarded this as a major political victory and rhetorical talking point. It was neither.

Blogger Matt August 26, 2018 12:21 PM  

Will the billionaire be over 6' tall?

Blogger Matt August 26, 2018 12:23 PM  

Sienkiewicz has ways been one of my favorite artists. But I'm not surprised he's a cucky bitch.

Blogger Dire Badger August 26, 2018 12:52 PM  

Sienkiewicz was the guy that ruined 'New Mutants'. His art sucks.

Blogger tz August 26, 2018 1:04 PM  

Comicsgate is not so much Tea Party as Cuckservative.

The updated Hegelian is not Thesis and Antithesis to Synthesis but to Anestitists who seek to calm and put everyone to sleep with the denial of what is causing real pain.

You saw it with cuckservatives and nevertrump. You even saw it with gamergate and the Open Source projects trying to defend some CoC or inclusivity which have always been used to remove someone they don't like politically.

The one thing Ayn Rand got wrong was that the left isn't some smart but sinister Ellsworth Toohey. There may be a few, but when emotional manipulation is what you learn gets you what you want (until it doesn't) you get hubristic and stupid. Just look at anyone at CNN.

They totally laughed at Trump - even the NeverTrumpers who put up some token rational resistance. But a large number of people very quickly took Trump VERY seriously.

The path seems ignore, ridicule, point to the controlled opposition, begin to panic when it is clear who will be victorious, then complain that the victory is illegitimate.

Only the cucks go through the panic phase. The left seems to think they will wake up tomorrow with Hillary having been elected for the last two years and this is all a bad dream because it just can't be true.

And the people at Marvel and DC will not notice their impending bankruptcy until it hits, while ArkHaven will have taken over the shelves.

You also see Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. going through the same process.

Blogger Dave August 26, 2018 1:28 PM  

after the Alt-Hero: Q campaign begins

EVS can sense the Q campaign is building earth-shattering momentum so he's cheating again and re-opening the Cyberfrog campaign for a week. He already extended the original campaign for a month and one day.

ComicArtistPro Secrets @EthanVanSciver

Ok, we’ve worked out the details for the extra week of funding of CYBERFROG: BLOODHONEY!

1. It’ll launch Wednesday the 29th of August
2. It’ll last for only 1 week.
3. It’ll be a brand new campaign, with a brand new variant cover for the main book. Same 1998 ashcan & perks.

Ok?


https://twitter.com/EthanVanSciver/status/1033503751884161025

Blogger VD August 26, 2018 2:04 PM  

EVS can sense the Q campaign is building earth-shattering momentum so he's cheating again and re-opening the Cyberfrog campaign for a week. He already extended the original campaign for a month and one day.

I assume Ethan is just trying to help out those who wanted to support it but didn't do so in time. I very much doubt Cyberfrog will interfere with AH:Q in any way. They are very different readerships.

Blogger matveidaniilovich August 26, 2018 2:09 PM  

Vox's attitude towards gammas is my attitude towards centrists. What do?

Blogger MichaelJMaier August 26, 2018 2:12 PM  

Dire Badger wrote:Sienkiewicz was the guy that ruined 'New Mutants'. His art sucks.

Thank you. I've never liked his stuff. He's why I stopped buying NEW MUTANTS. Which sucked because I really liked all the characters in that book.

Blogger MichaelJMaier August 26, 2018 2:14 PM  

I am not in touch with the comics scene any more. But "Comicsgate" seems far less involved and effective than Gamergate was.

If the comic libs are freaking out over THIS as opposition, they're far more pathetic than I ever imagined.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas August 26, 2018 2:32 PM  

I almost find the virtue signaling from moderates and cuckservatives about how strong and capable women are worse than their anti-racism.

Many of the non-PC firearms, outdoors, fitness, etc. groups I follow on social media love to show off their token gun-shooting or tatted-up weightlifting womanz.

The thing is, women don't even like feminist men, deep down. And being anti-feminist is much less controversial than race realism.

Yet these men are so afraid of chicks they can't help themselves.

Blogger Dave August 26, 2018 3:46 PM  

I very much doubt Cyberfrog will interfere with AH:Q in any way.

Agreed. But a friendly little competition for the largest dollar amount raised for an indie comic campaign never hurt anybody. Just tryin' to keep EVS honest is all.

Is there going to be any way to get the Q shirt as seen on the Darkstream the other night while the campaign is ongoing?

Blogger Fuzzums Wuzzums August 26, 2018 4:23 PM  

matveidaniilovich wrote:Vox's attitude towards gammas is my attitude towards centrists. What do?

Continue.

Blogger Balkan Yankee August 26, 2018 6:33 PM  

Baggage train?! Tallyho!!!

Blogger VD August 26, 2018 8:16 PM  

Is there going to be any way to get the Q shirt as seen on the Darkstream the other night while the campaign is ongoing?

I suppose we can look into it, assuming you back at that level.

Blogger Dave August 26, 2018 9:04 PM  

Yeah, likely would be an administrative nightmare. CryptoFashion ain't gonna wait to get paid and I don't know if you can collect payments in the middle of a campaign or only at the end of a campaign.

Blogger FrankUnderwood August 26, 2018 11:28 PM  

On a side note: I don’t know what Spacebunnys superpower is, but I am sure that the Dark Lord has a button that bans you from existing in reality.

Blogger Confederate Sun August 27, 2018 12:22 AM  

I find it odd how Comicsgate gets upset at the idea of people trying to normalize pedophilia and have no qualms about supporting other things that directly led the way for normalizing it.
The Bible is very clear that any thing besides a man and woman is abhorrent.
Comisgate just wants to sell books to anyone they can like most business do. You can sell things to everyone without openly supporting such causes.
Chick-fil-A is a good example of this.

Blogger Bobiojimbo August 27, 2018 12:42 AM  

VD, when you finally get a solid rosters of heroes from Alt*Hero and Avalon, maybe consider doing a super-heroes 2D fighter. I'd love to see that illustration of the Supreme Dark Lord and Spacebunny in a 2D fighter.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 27, 2018 10:00 AM  

Michael Maier wrote:I am not in touch with the comics scene any more. But "Comicsgate" seems far less involved and effective than Gamergate was.


The comics industry is far, far more converged than gaming ever was. Gamergate would have looked like this if the stakes were lower and the Zoe Quinns of the world were already running ever game studio.

Blogger SirHamster August 27, 2018 2:09 PM  

Bobiojimbo wrote:VD, when you finally get a solid rosters of heroes from Alt*Hero and Avalon, maybe consider doing a super-heroes 2D fighter. I'd love to see that illustration of the Supreme Dark Lord and Spacebunny in a 2D fighter.

Which would inevitably lead to this matchup:

In SDL vs. Spacebunny, who has the advantage?

Anonymous Anonymous September 12, 2018 8:52 PM  

Comicsgatekeepers optics are just as lame as Batman's "no killing" rule

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