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Friday, August 11, 2017 

What will leftist comics creators think of the Koch brothers now?

In the past few years, I'd seen writers like Rucka, Marz, Conway, Slott, and possibly Busiek, posting damning tweets against the Koch brothers in the past. If they've seen the Wonder Woman movie, it'll be fascinating to know what they think, now that it's been revealed the two siblings were investors in the WW movie's production:
Though they might be the most reviled figures among Hollywood's liberal crowd, the Koch brothers have been a silent investor in Warner Bros.' slate of movies for four years.

Sources say Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — who are worth a combined $96.2 billion and wield enormous power in political circles as major backers of right-wing politicians — took a significant stake valued at tens of millions of dollars in RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Now-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brought the brothers in as investors as part of a $450 million deal struck in 2013 — a move that was never disclosed because RatPac-Dune is a private company.

Though Mnuchin is no longer involved with the slate financing facility, having recently put his stake into a blind trust in order to avoid a conflict of interest, the Koch brothers continue to be stakeholders in such films as Wonder Woman, Dunkirk and Steven Spielberg's upcoming Ready Player One.

[...] The idea of the Koch brothers as Hollywood stakeholders might be difficult to swallow for some of the industry's more liberal-minded power players like Spielberg and Ben Affleck, whose 2016 drama Live by Night was one of the films co-financed by RatPac-Dune.
On which note, the Daily Wire says:
One thing is for sure, all the liberals who once hailed Wonder Woman as one small step toward ridding their patriarchy-imposed shackles are not going to be pleasantly surprised over the news.

This, and the reality that star Gal Gadot is a proud Israeli, might just be too much for them to handle.
Those liberals include quite a few of the comics writers/artists/editors I've scrutinized in the past, and by now, they're probably moaning and sobbing over all the money they wasted on tickets to the theater. I'm sure some of them despise Gadot to boot, and who knows, those who do probably didn't even care to watch the film.

If the Koch brothers have decent personalities, I'd honestly be happy if they'd buy out the publishing arms of DC, Marvel and other such companies, and focus on how to write up entertaining comic books without ramming a constant stream of leftism down everyone's throats, and who could clear away many of the mistakes that wrecked the Big Two's continuities and characterizations. Movies can have advantages, but so too can an undervalued medium like comics.

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I guess this means the Koch brothers have lost their right-wing credentials! Their loyalty has always been to their money; when they fund politicians, it is because they get something in return, like support for pipelines. They buy politicians, not support them.

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