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— Doug TenNapel (@DougTenNapel) March 6, 2020
The right-leaning, Christian, video game designer and comics artist/writer Doug TenNapel recently complained that DC’s current publisher, Jim Lee, got Sean Gordon Murphy to withdraw a cover he was going to contribute to a Bigfoot Bill comic:
TenNapel further vocalized his own take on the situation in a series of tweets, which are shown in order here. “The LGBTQ put pressure on DC and [Murphy] for doing a cover on Bigfoot Bill 2,” he wrote. “Sean and I agreed that he should pull the cover. It’s more important than ever that pro-family comic lovers to support my work and rethink DC for attacking my business over my beliefs.”
He continued, “This has nothing to do with the book. It’s Jim Lee/DC that don’t want [Murphy] to do a favor for a friend that goes against their SJW/LGBTQ brand. This isn’t a fake culture war to get super-chats. This is a real culture war.” TenNapel also said, “I don’t blame Sean. I offered that he could pull the cover. It’s hard to be a guy who makes friends choose to either do a cover or do a multi-million dollar label at DC. Bigfoot Bill 2 is going to be fine, but DC came after my business so I’m not going to be quiet about it.” TenNapel claims he and Murphy are still on good terms.
All that aside, when I read about this, I couldn’t help find it most hypocritical Lee may still be associating with Brad Meltzer, author of Identity Crisis, that 2004 miniseries that’s offensive to victims of sexual assault, and last year, it was reported that:
DC co-publisher and comic book artist of certain repute Jim Lee revealed he will team with writer Brad Meltzer for a 8-page story in an unannounced, upcoming DC War 100-Page Special.
If Lee truly wants to avoid any more controversy for the wrong reasons, he’d do well to distance himself from Meltzer in the forseeable future. After all the trouble DC caused by failing to rid themselves of Eddie Berganza, this case only makes Lee look all the more hypocritical.