by Brian Niemeier
If anyone still wonders why comic book fans are up in arms over the desecration of their hobby by malicious SJW writers, artists, and editors, this Twitter exchange perfectly sums up the controversy:
Got that? comics industry SJWs (“social justice warriors”) push for more “diversity”, by which they mean ideological conformity. Fans note that Marvel’s sales collapsed after making Thor a woman, Iron Man a teenage girl of color, Captain America a Nazi, and Ice Man suddenly becomes gay; and they question the wisdom of imposing such diversity. SJW writers simultaneously argue that diversity:
- Has inherent value
- Is a creative decision; therefore subjective; therefore of no inherent value.
As Jim and others have pointed out, foreign comics like My Hero Academia are now roundly beating American comic book studios at the game they invented: telling fun stories about heroic heroes fighting villainous villains in a universe that takes objective morality for granted.
Writing epic tales of flawed but good good guys squaring off against bad bad guys is an endeavor I have some experience with. If you’re looking for novels with a real diversity and depth of character and zero political posturing, give my award-winning Soul Cycle a shot.
Originally posted here