Once upon a time your friendly neighborhood blogger half-jokingly wondered if Marvel’s Dan Slott would randomly insert him into a comic as a villain. Who could have predicted that Max “feast upon my a**” Bemis… Max “I f***ing hate you personally” Bemis would essentially say, “Stand back, Mr. Slott. I’ve got this. Hold. My. Beer.”
Consider the following recap of the movement known as Comicsgate since December 2017.
- Mr. Bemis lashes out at customers with his “feast upon my a**” and “hate you personally” tweets.
- Yours truly (along with friends within the Comicsgate network) highlight the unprofessional behavior in videos seen by thousands.
- Incoming Marvel EIC C.B. Cebulski is asked during a Q&A session about Mr. Bemis and he assures the audience that corrective measures were taken.
- Mr. Bemis tells websites like Newsarama that he didn’t have a long-term blueprint for the book but often relies on “improvisation.”
- The writer explicitly says in interviews and on social media that he uses the book to work through his own struggles with mental illness.
- Mr. Bemis shares tweets by the self-proclaimed leader of the anti-Comicsgate crowd, artist Bill Sienkiewicz. Comics pros like Mr. Sienkiewicz routinely frame Comcisgate as a movement for Nazis, white supremacists, etc.
- Mr. Bemis reveals a new “Nazi” villain named “Ernst”. The bearded bad-guy shows up in a production timeline that almost perfectly matches the December 2017 videos calling out the writer’s unprofessional rhetoric.
Ask yourself how many coincidences upon coincidences would have needed to happen for the evil “Uncle Ernst” character to appear into the book. If you’re like me, you will conclude that this is just one more stunning example of how far the professional standards at Marvel Comics have fallen.
Modern Marvel Comics are no longer meant to inspire kids to bigger and better things.
Modern Marvel Comics are no longer written to instill a sense of awe and wonder into young minds via the hero’s journey.
Modern Marvel Comics no longer have a functioning moral compass built in the majority of the titles.
Instead, to quote Mr. Bemis, they are written by individuals who seek to wallow in something “f***ed up.”
Modern Marvel Comics is a damaged product written by morally relativistic individuals who seek to hobble others at a psychological and spiritual level.
If you don’t believe me, then check out my latest video on the company’s newest villain — “Ernst” — and the circumstances leading up to his debut.
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