Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:03 PM _
Anonymous said: Marvel's current Mighty Avengers might be the weirdest comic I've ever seen in a while. I'm not reading it and I never will, because it's as hypocritical as it gets. With the insane amount of black characters on the roster (almost every single black superhero in the Marvel universe is in the team) it's obviously meant for black people. Not for white people. Not for asians. Not for hindus. Not for martians. Only for black people. It's ... it's ... it's ****ing racist!
So you’re not reading it, and you never will, but you profess to know what it’s all about?
That seems a strange way to gather such information!
Plus, you’re simply wrong here. As you’d know if you read an issue.
But therein lies the madness.
If it’s not the book for you, that’s perfectly fine. Not every comic is for every reader.
But MIGHTY AVENGERS is meant for all readers.
This kind of thing wears on a person’s spirit. This was written by a real human being.
Now don’t talk to me about “well that’s superhero comics, blah blah blah.” We all breathe the same air as this anonymous person and we share soil and water with this person. This person is in our world and for all we know, *we might know them*
And they have decided that a comic book has too many black characters. They’ve decided this because to them, “racism” is when more than one or two non-white characters (and extrapolating thus: people) actually exist in the same place at the same time.
This is also how racism manifests. The insistence that our very existence is an intrusion.
Aug. 20, 2014 @ 8:37 PM _
"Steven Universe panders to the social justice crowd too much!"
Translation: “I don’t like it because there are POC characters who don’t rely on stereotpes for their characterization, fat characters who aren’t just walking punchlines and female characters who are well written!”
It makes it clear when people use this as a “criticism” against the show.
Aug. 20, 2014 @ 6:34 PM _
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Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:26 AM _
Pretty much every notable comic I’ve ever made can now be downloaded as a PDF for very reasonable prices. Physical copies of Real Rap can still be purchased from Oily Comics, and copies of Psychic Celeb can be purchased from Rigged Books.
That’s it, I hope you’ve endured little torment this summer and wish you all a decent autumn to come. It’s nice if you want to buy any of my comics but you don’t have to. Thanks and god bless.
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