Most Comic Creatives Don’t Care About You; They Just Hate Guns

 

Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court heard its first gun case in a decade, one which deals with a restrictive New York City law which bans possession of a firearm anywhere but within that person’s home or in one of seven gun ranges within the city’s boundaries.

 

If you’re already wondering what this has to do with anything on this website, the answer is progressive comic creators’ hypocrisy, that’s what. 

 

With everything from mutants in the X-Men movies and comics, the comics and film versions of  “Civil War,” and sci-fi films like District 9, these creators want the public to look inward, to examine their biases and prejudices, and to ask “how can we treat people this way?”

 

Yet, without a moment’s hesitation, these same creators would take away — or severely restrict — the means of the average citizen from protecting themselves or their family. Meaning, natch, the Second Amendment.

 

Check it:

 

“‘Hawk is ‘determined to keep the guns from making it onto the streets” … he’s “had enough of this @!#$” — via Nighthawk writer David Walker.

 

 

Writer Tom Taylor having Superman say out of nowhere “I want to ban guns” in Injustice.

 

 

And, of course, the tweets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And this retweet from comics writer Mark Waid:

 

But readers are expected to vilify characters like Senator Kelly who, even as a civil libertarian, says the matter of super-powered people “transcends morality” and they must be dealt with? This is the villain, an enemy of the heroes.

 

 

Lowly homo sapiens should not be permitted the basic means to protect themselves, but at the same time we shouldn’t infringe upon the personal liberties of an individual with the power to lift the Golden Gate Bridge up in the air … ?

 

Comics journalist Tom Spurgeon said it best (emphases added):

 

Now, maybe Mark Millar will be the first writer to use the specific metaphor he has at his disposal to say something insightful and constructive about those issues, but I suspect that as in the past the real world comparisons exist primarily to flatter the entertainment value of the superhero comic, not so much to say anything that isn’t, well, kind of dumbassed. The same way that the X-Men or similar series can only go so far when speaking to identity and outsider issues before people begin to realize shooting raybeams from your eyes really is different enough from sexual or racial identity to kind of limit any insight to be gained, I can’t imagine a point of view emerging from Civil War that isn’t constrained or made foolish by these characters’ very specific fantasy identities.

 

‘Nuff said.

Dave Huber

A ComicsGater long before the term ever existed, Dave is a retired teacher who now concentrates his efforts on exposing the insanity of college political correctness.

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