2018/05/14

Mark Waid Destroys Comics

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A feud that's been simmering between comic book reviewer Diversity & Comics and far left industry pros like Mark Waid recently came to a head. If you're not up to speed on this continuing saga, the short version is that D&C started a YouTube channel where he frequently demonstrates how SJWs infesting the two biggest comics publishers are ruining the industry. Said SJWs have responded by calling D&C a Nazi, accusing him of harassment while threatening him, and making a concerted effort to deplatform him.

Sound familiar? It should. Readers of this blog will instantly recognize that D&C's detractors are running the classic SJW attack pattern. It happens every time someone pushes back against--or even notices--the Leftist hijacking of a formerly thriving organization. And yes, there is a #ComicsGate hashtag.

Regular readers will recall my own clashes with the SJWs in science fiction. But over the weekend, former A list comic writer Mark Waid stepped up to prove that SF SJWs can't hold a candle to their comics industry counterparts.

TL; DR: Diversity & Comics creator Richard Meyer teamed up with Marvel Comics artist Jon Malin and DC colorist Brett Smith to produce their own comic, Jawbreakers. Being indie creators, they started an Indiegogo campaign to fund the project. The campaign has been a roaring success, and Jawbreakers secured distribution through mom and pop publisher Antarctic Press.

Enter Waid the Destroyer, who posted this on Friday:

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In response to which, Antarctic Press folded like cheap lawn furniture.

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Advantage: Waid. But remember, SJWs never know when to stop. Shortly after Waid got Jawbreakers' distribution pulled, the following story surfaced.

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In a not-so-surprising twist, Antarctic Press denied this version of events.

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As you can see, the peanut gallery ain't buying AP's story, especially not #GamerGate veteran Ian Miles Cheong. Why did Ian come on so strong? Perhaps because this is what turns up if you go looking for Mark Waid's Twitter account:

@MarkWaid

What's AP's explanation--that Waid pulled off a successful coup which ostensibly reflected the consensus of industry pros and fans; then celebrated his triumph by deleting his social media accounts?

Ian didn't buy it, either.

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Richard himself lends weight to Ian's take.

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Quick recap: Mark Waid called Antarctic Press and coerced them into dropping Jawbreakers. Waid immediately went radio silent afterward. A self-styled Marvel employee claimed that Waid's boss put him in the social media doghouse.

Allegedly

Waid and Richard appeared to be at a stalemate, until....

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That's right. Fans vindicated Richard to the tune of .257 megastreisands.

But there's more! Richard and friends, including DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver, have announced the formation of Splatto Comics to publish Jawbreakers.


This is what winning against a converged industry looks like. I encourage you to support independent creators who are fighting relentlessly against better-connected and better-funded opposition to bring you entertaining stories.

And don't forget us OGs who've been on the front lines for years.

Nethereal - Brian Niemeier

UPDATE: Friend of the blog Bradford Walker reports that D&C is punching back twice as hard by filing criminal complaints against Mark Waid and Marvel Entertainment with the Texas attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Here's Bradford:
When this jumped off, I advised Diversity & Comics (the lead for this project) to collect everything he knows and report Waid and the others to the Federal Trade Commission. Why? Because, as Oliver Campbell said years ago when #GamerGate jumped off, the fastest way to de-fang a SJW point-and-swarm attack AND simultaneously punish them for doing so is to take this out of the Realm of Feels and into the Realm of Reals- and that means a Court of Law. It's how Gawker went down like the Hindenberg.
Suing isn't necessary. You go straight to criminal proceedings, and let the State handling the matter. At most you want a lawyer to push for a judge to block the SJWs from fucking with you further while the process plays out. But too many folks like Antarctic Press did, instead of just filing a criminal complaint and letting the State do the job it claims for its legitimacy.


Yes. Yes! THIS is how you deal with these totalitarian scum. You do not reason with them. You do not try to fix them, and you certainly do not give in to them. You use every legal means at your command to turn the tables on their witch hunt and inflict twice the pain they visited upon you.

SJW-ism is a coping mechanism to avoid dealing with fear. Thus, SJWs do not attack targets they're afraid of. Give them good reason to fear you, and watch them turn tail and run.

20 comments:

  1. AP also called one of the fans who replied to their version of events as a bot. When multiple people, including myself, called them out on it they deleted the tweet and pretended nothing was wrong.

    So they picked up a book, dropped it due to pressure, then lashed out at customers who dared complain.

    Much as Waid and co's despicable behavior is to blame, AP's behavior in covering for them and attacking customers was the final straw.

    This industry is run by cowards, and the readers are beyond sick of it.

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    1. Good point. The SJWs would be harmless clowns if the people who were supposed to hand on our cultural patrimony hadn't turned out to be mewling cowards.

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    2. But but they were the greatest generation followed by the coolest generation, Bryan! They are totally not cowards...even though they fold at the drop of a hat.

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    3. Ever notice how the Boomers' parents were all "stodgy squares" until they gave the Boomers their stuff? Then they morphed overnight into The Greatest Generation.

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  2. It's sad seeing a creator whose work I had previously admired go full insane. (Or probably more accurately, revealed himself to be insane.) I stopped supporting any Mark Waid work after he went after his attacks on Alison Tieman a while ago.

    So this outburst isn't really surprising to me, other than maybe the severity. Still sad to see it happen.

    Still I wish the best of luck to Splatto, Arkhaven, and any other competitor of SJW converged comic books that pops up.

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    1. I've heard others diagnose Waid with a nasty case of Boomercuckitis. It's what happens when a midlife crisis strikes lefty creative types. They develop a nagging sense of guilt that their artistic legacy isn't as substantive as the contributions of their fellow travelers in politics and academia. So they go full SJW on anything that moves in a quixotic attempt to "make a difference".

      Richard may want to consider using his Indigogo proceeds to just get it over with and buy Mark a Ferrari.

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    2. Brian,

      I've followed the thread and I must say i'm aghast. Richand spoke to the publisher'sites brother who was in tears apologizing. Waid unleashed one of the most sustained non computer DDOS swarms ever.
      In any ase

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    3. "Richard may want to consider using his Indigogo proceeds to just get it over with and buy Mark a Ferrari."

      He should also hire OddJob for Mark's driver.

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    4. Waid has always comes across as an ass online, going all the way back to the mid-90s at least. I remember when he was doing his second Captain America run, some fans made some tame but sensible criticisms about it and Waid's response was to scream about how the fans were "beating him up" and then he quit the internet for a while. The idea of this guy even trying to have a Twitter account is kind of amazing to me.

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    5. "The idea of this guy even trying to have a Twitter account is kind of amazing to me."

      Cebulski would seem to concur.

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  3. Sorry

    In any case Richard has filed with the FTC. Good now let him be swarmed by the feds

    xavier

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  4. Ah, the walking, talking heap of mediocrity that is Mark Waid. Good to see he's getting out for air once in a while. Maybe give him that Vitamin D shot.

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    1. He and Rothfuss should team up to not release a joint project.

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    2. Better yet have him deposed 3 days a week for the next year

      xavier

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    3. He and Rothfuss should team up to not release a joint project.

      Mt Kilauea-level burn!

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  5. A Cobra Kai article landed me here. It's very encouraging to know that the cultural marxists are being fought here as well

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    1. Thank you for your readership, for letting me know how you found this blog, and for opposing the CultMarx zealots.

      Stick around, and you'll soon find that we here are committed to 1. Producing fun books as alternatives to the Marxists' agitprop and 2. Disseminating information and encouragement to help others do the same.

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  6. CBR forums has now banned any mention of Jawbreakers, and they say that D&C fans are not welcome at CBR.

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    1. Until you mentioned them, I'd never heard of CBR.

      Now that I know about them, it's good to know I can blissfully ignore them.

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