Neal Adams Claims to Be Against Blackballing in Comics Community


Veteran artist Adams, famous for his work on Batman, among other notable ventures, first posted the following tweet worried about conservatives blackballed for their politics:

Alas, it’s not wrong, if you take Chuck Dixon’s experiences as an example. Also Mike Miller, Billy Tucci, and maybe even Peter Simeti. It’s a problem much deeper than it looks on the surface, and isn’t limited to just the majors. Even minor players can be pretty foul.

Unfortunately, later in the day after writing the first, Adams proceeded to write the following:

Some people assume he was slammed by his fellow liberals daring to speak out, so he wrote this as an attempt to steer clear of the subject as quickly as he came. It’s disappointing nonetheless, and he’s pretty much ignored any and all writers and artists who replied to him. In that case, what’s the use of saying anything at all? Saddest part is that a guy who’s already over 80 would worry about reputation with the wrong crowd, because Roy Thomas was more outspoken in the past, and there were leftists and SJWs who threw him under the bus, and even denied the validity of his own creations like Iron Fist, all because he had the audacity to speak about entertainment value coming first and foremost. It’s worth remembering Adams himself was attacked by a hysteria monger because he drew Wonder Woman with her rear end in view. But simultaneously, it should be remembered he’s the kind of man who’s also leaned far too much to the left, to the point where he’d serve as apologist for bad ideologies, and that’s a terrible shame.

Still no reply from Neal to the preceding tweet from an editor at Marvel Comics.


Originally posted at the Four Color Media Monitor
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Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1