Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Marvel cancels the SJWs.

Liberals don't live up to their own hype, for the most part.

No one is buying Marvel's lineup of social justice-themed comics. It's no surprise, given that few readers want politics to be forced down their throats. Thus liberal darling Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey's Black Panther & The Crew is getting the axe after poor sales, just two issues after its launch. Its cancellation comes just weeks after a Marvel VP revealed that comics with forced messages of "diversity" were responsible for the publisher's sales slump.

Joined by Luke Cage, Manifold, Misty Knight, and Storm, the titular superhero who entered the limelight with Captain America: Civil War gathers his all-black crew of superheroes to investigate the death of a civil rights activist who died in police custody. It has echoes of Sandra Bland's death.

Set in a near-future Harlem-turned-police state patrolled by robotic police officers controlled by a private security contractor, the comic has every element you'd expect from a comic attempting to tell a story inspired by Black Lives Matter. The cops beat people up for no reason, too.

Yeah, that sounds like exactly what I want to read in a comic. The author continues"

 Given Marvel's failed forays into "culturally relevant" storytelling, it's clear that any attempts to cultivate a new audience shouldn't come at the cost of alienating existing readers.

If there is any market at all for Black Panther & The Crew, it certainly isn't with the social justice warriors who cry when their stories are canceled but refuse to spend any money on them.

There's a theme here. The theme is failure. SJWs agitate to get something, some company does it for them, then it crashes because nobody buys it, and the SJWs blame... the company!

But why would a company that is in business to make money pay any attention to these whinging morons? How could they think that would end well?

Awards! SJWs have taken over things like the Hugo Awards, and they nominated Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, drawn by Brian Stelfreeze. As I understand it, this comic had remarkably poor sales as well. Mr. Coates is two for two. But it got a Hugo nomination.

Why did it get a Hugo nom if nobody liked it? That's a pretty good question, and the answer is Sad Puppies. We joined WorldCon and voted for stuff we liked, four years in a row. The SJW response was a four-year-long tantrum. Then they changed the voting rules, to keep us out.

This year there's no Sad Puppy presence at all, and Black Panther, Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet is the result.

I guess they'll have to vote for some other unpopular SJW thing next year, because Marvel seems to have finally started listening to their audience instead of moronic SJW whingers.

The Phantom

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