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Monday, March 11, 2013 

Paste Magazine's JLofA review insults the Tea Party

While reviewing the first issue of the new Justice League of America series, Paste Magazine took a cheap shot at the Tea Party, even as it admits there's something wrong with the story setup. First:
...It’s talky without saying anything meaningful, tiresomely cynical, and posits superheroes as either wildcards to be feared and distrusted or disposable government agents whose ultimate purpose is to fight the more powerful (and more popular) characters in the “real” Justice League, should they ever act against America’s interests. It thinks it’s taking a modern, serious and mature look at superheroes, but its supposedly-tough questions were first asked and answered thirty years ago.
The beginning looks to be just another tiresome clash between heroes instead of villains. That sure isn't a good way to draw in an audience. But another problem is that it smells like the kind of story where they make it sound like working for the US government in itself is bad, and not because a bunch of dreadful liberals are running it (let's remember of course that the people in charge of DC are leftists themselves). What is clear though, is that the League starring Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, is being set up as outlaws, something the news reports from the past several months had been hinting at, and the contrived, forced setup is something that could only be expected from a writer as awful as Geoff Johns.

Now, here's where the reviewer tosses in his own political bias:
But DC should follow this concept through. Now that the government has its own super team to defend against the non-state supported Justice League, government-fearing Tea Party types within the DC Universe need to fund their own group to defend against the Justice League of America, like a Russian nesting doll of superhero teams born solely out of paranoid conspiracy theories. I’d read that comic.
Dear dear dear, the guy who penned this review sure is shameless with his wishes for what kind of "story" he'd like to read. Using his review to inject hostility against the right simply won't do, and spoils any better arguments that could've been made about one of Geoff Johns' most pretentious books. What a shame that sometimes, reviewers for mainstream news sites who might have the potential to make good points about what's wrong with today's superhero comics turn out to be almost as unreliable as the comics scriptwriters themselves.

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How constitutionalists are somehow being equated to the extremist nativists who participated in the JFK murder network is baffling.

"Extremist nativists who participated in the JFK murder network?"

Oswald was a Communist.

The whole conspiracy nonsense was fiction written by USSR-sympathizing leftists to reconcile the fact someone with the same ideology they had killed a politician they adored. Nothing more.

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