#ComicsHatesNazis: Creators, Fans, Press Rally Around Antifascist Hashtag

#ComicsHatesNazis: Creators, Fans, Press Rally Around Antifascist Hashtag

Never say that comic books shouldn’t be political, because writers, fans, and press will prove you wrong.  Earlier today, in response to Nazi/white supremacist rallies last night and today in Virginia, comics legend Gail Simone coined the hashtag #ComicsHatesNazis. Okay, we clearly need a #ComicsHateNazis tag. Please fill this tag with comics heroes beating up Nazis. pic.twitter.com/R6wyfvxvuh — GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) August 12, 2017 Predominantly, the tag does consist of panels of comics heroes beating up Nazis….

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Philadelphia Organization Uses Comics to Help Immigrant Kids Face Their Fears

Philadelphia Organization Uses Comics to Help Immigrant Kids Face Their Fears

In today’s climate, children in immigrant families, documented or otherwise, are facing increased fears that someone in their family may be detained or deported. It’s a stressful and scary thing for these kids to face. But never fear! One Philadelphia organization is using a unique tool to help these children deal with their fears; comic books. According to a recent story on NewsWorks, the online presence of WHHY, the local group Mighty Writers is helping Philadelphia Latino…

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Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Image Expands Planned Parenthood Cover Initiative

Last week Image Comics announced that several of its creator-owned titles will release variant covers in support of the besieged Planned Parenthood organization. Yesterday, the publisher expanded that initiative to include four more titles: Low, Moonshine, Magdalena, and She-Wolf. The move comes in the wake of a concerted effort by state and national GOP legislators moving to strip federal funding from the organization. On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted 230-188 to rescind a…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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Marvel Announces Creative Team for VOTE LOKI

Marvel Announces Creative Team for VOTE LOKI

Earlier this month, Marvel Comics teased the June release of a politically-themed story centered around Loki, longtime Avengers nemesis and Norse god of mischief, entitled Vote Loki. Today at C2E2, the publisher announced that the creative team behind the book will be comprised of writer Chris Hastings and artist Langdon Foss. Hastings began working with Marvel in 2011 as the writer on Deadpool: Fear Itself. Foss is a quickly rising talent in the comic book…

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Superhero TV King Greg Berlanti Speaks Out on SCOTUS Controversy

Superhero TV King Greg Berlanti Speaks Out on SCOTUS Controversy

  While comic books fans are busy reveling over the slew of recently released trailers, teasers, and new books, the United States government has been embroiled in conflict. This is no new state of affairs, but the battle du jour is over the President’s choice to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the vacancy on the United States Supreme court. The Republican Party, which stands in opposition to Obama’s choice, has repeatedly declared their intention to…

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Nick Spencer Fires Back at Fox Over CAPTAIN AMERICA Controversy

Nick Spencer Fires Back at Fox Over CAPTAIN AMERICA Controversy

Nick Spencer‘s run on the newly relaunched Captain America title has been a lightning rod of late, but now the writer is shooting some sparks of his own. The Marvel Comics writer drew criticism from cable news network Fox News over his use of a storyline which features Sam Wilson facing off against white supremacist organization The Sons of the Serpent. The first issue showed Sam beating back the Sons’ attempt to kidnap and murder immigrants illegally crossing the…

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Fox News Freaks Out Over Latest Issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA

Fox News Freaks Out Over Latest Issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA

Sam Wilson has made some new enemies, this time in the real world. The latest issue of Marvel’s Captain America, written by Nick Spencer, has drawn the ire of the United States’ leading cable news network, Fox News. The issue featured a story where Captain America squared off against the Sons of the Serpent as they kidnapped and murdered immigrants attempting to illegally cross the US/Mexico border. Clayton Morris, Fox’s resident “expert on the subject”…

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Sam Humphries to Tackle Devil-Worshipping Politicians with CITIZEN JACK from Image

Sam Humphries to Tackle Devil-Worshipping Politicians with CITIZEN JACK from Image

With the 2016 US Presidential election on the horizon and candidates already making headlines as primaries ramp up, creator Sam Humphries is throwing his hat into the ring with Citizen Jack, an ongoing horror-comedy series from independent comic book publisher Image Comics. Planned for release in November, Citizen Jack will chronicle the journey of Jack Northworthy, a politician with a secret weapon: a demonic helper. Sure to appeal to political wonks and conspiracy theorists alike,…

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Meet Pakistan’s ‘GUARDIANS’, A Trio Who Use Comic Books to Keep Children Away from Extremism

Meet Pakistan’s ‘GUARDIANS’, A Trio Who Use Comic Books to Keep Children Away from Extremism

After an attack on a Peshawar school on December 16th, a trio of friends decided to create a special kind of comic book for a noble cause. ‘Paasban‘, or ‘Guardians‘ as its sometimes called, is a unique series of comic books created by Syed Mustafa Hasnain, a graduate from the London School of Economics, Gauher Aftab from Knox College, USA, and Yahya Ehsan from the National College of Arts Lahore to keep children, or anyone impressionable, away from the extremism that…

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