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Thursday, October 12, 2017 

Ta-Nehisi Coates is remaining with Marvel

And now, not only has he spent time writing Black Panther, no matter how unsuited he was to be helming the book with his leftist politics, he's set to write a solo book for Storm:
The author Ta-Nehisi Coates has confirmed that he is writing a comic book about X-Men character Storm with Marvel Comics illustrator Jen Bartel.

In Coates’ Black Panther comic book series, the title character, T’Challa, was married for a while to Storm. Coates met Bartel for the first time at the New York Comic Con this month. Bartel, known among other things for her work on the Jem and the Holograms comic, had illustrations of Storm. Coates bought one and posted it on his Twitter feed, mentioning only that they “got to talk about collaborating.”
The artist on the series from IDW where where the rock singer named Stormer was turned into an overweight lesbian? Yeah, that should make a great pairing alright. If sales receipts for Coates' BP work have been floundering of late (not that anything sells spectacularly in realist terms today, as I try to keep in mind), I'm not sure there's much chance they'll have better luck with Ororo Munroe. I've noticed in the promo artwork that it shows Storm with side shavings, not unlike what turned up in the Jem comic adaptation, and I'm betting they'll use the time in 1986 when Claremont and company had her drawn with a mohawk as justification for this latest monstrosity. Seeing what Coates and Bartel could have in store visually only makes the mohawk style from the late 80s look even more tasteless in hindsight.

And there's the next strong hint why all concerned should continue to avoid Marvel's output, as it becomes clear they're not going to hire anybody who's willing to refrain from heavy politics at the expense of entertainment.

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Yesterday's post condemned Marvel because it cancelled a project that a sponsor financed for the express purpose of conveying a heavy handed political message, treating the decision as a form of cowardice. Today you are condemning them because a writer is conveying a political message. This seems like a knee-jerk reaction, just being against whatever leftists and moderate conservatives have to say without really thinking about the issues. Don't you see the contradiction between today's post and yesterday's?

And don't you see the contradiction between topics involving artistic consumerism and poor business decisions? Next thing you know, whoever the left-wing apologist troll is who wrote the above will say it's a knee-jerk reaction to advise avoiding books written by Nick Spencer and Dan Slott, no matter how bad their scriptwriting already is. Methinks somebody doesn't have to read this blog if he really feels the way he does.

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