RIP ComicsGate: Did WarCampaign Succeed Where SJW’s Couldn’t?



A weekend of Comicsgate drama erupted around the practices and behaviors of a group of Ethan Van Sciver’s superfans who go by the moniker, WarCampaign. Edwin Boyette, a former vocal advocate of Comicsgate, has since renounced the hashtag and specifically rebuked the activities of War Campaign. As came out in livestreams both for and against the group, Ro, the leader of WarCampaign, organized “gay ops” to target comic creator Timothy Lim when he was singled out by Ethan Van Sciver. These ops involved threats of doxing and associating the real name of “Nerkish” with unsavory things said in his discord server. Edwin also detailed how WarCampaign liked to set up cultlike ambushes for people, Edwin Boyette included. 


All of this led many people, including The Quartering, to declare #Comicsgate effectively dead as a movement.  Is that an accurate assessment? Is it time to call for an autopsy? What causes fans to go toxic like this group did? Is this really the end of Comicsgate? Will it rise above this foolishness?





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Preston Poulter

I was Executive Producer for "Standoff at Sparrow Creek" which you can watch right now on Amazon Prime. I'm currently producing another movie this year. I also created the comic books, "White Lily" and "Guinevere and the Divinity Factory". Learn more about Pocket Jacks Comics and what we do and be sure to check out my Youtube channel for even more reviews.