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Saturday, February 10, 2018 

Erik Larsen seems to be attacking the crowd you'd assume he'd want to back

But no, you couldn't possibly expect even somebody who once encountered the wrath of vengeful SJWs a few years ago to comprehend the situation so easily. Specifically, he ridiculed the crowd that would rather politics not be stuffed into comics by posting all the familiar WW2 era coverscans:

He repeated the same with the following too. But, he misses the point as expected. What a lot of the audience now doesn't want is obvious leftist politics calling all Republicans inherently evil being clogged into the comics. Not that you could really expect a guy who's been doing stuff like that in the pages of Savage Dragon to have any understanding, of course. When somebody argues he'd rather not have nasty diatribes shoved into stories, Larsen said:

Ironically, there's quite a few SJWs in the writing departments - maybe including him too - who don't want anybody to buy their books and have no qualms about saying they don't want the audience you thought they did.

Oh dear, is he putting words in Trump's mouth, without clarifying anything? Figures. His argument won't work out well if he repeats that leftist mantra.

Does he? They've had books starring blacks like Power Man & Iron Fist, and Black Panther, so that's not all Marvel had, and he misses the point that, if Marvel/DC really wanted to (and it's clear they dont'), they would've promoted and marketed books starring minorities as effectively as anything else.

Well at least now he's making valid points. It's offensive and takes away from serious discussions by dictating that one's writing/drawing cannot be criticized just because one doesn't like a certain book.

What's truly irritating is that, if there's any they seem to want stuck around, it's the characters who're Islamic, judging from how Green Lantern's been marketed of recent, along with the Muslim Ms. Marvel book.

And other segments of society aren't? This misses reality by a mile.

But today's writers aren't trying to make people love them. And some SJWs who surely don't read comics don't want the characters to be lovable either, not even the "diverse" characters themselves. I've often figured people who criticized fictional characters in the past instead of the writing efforts built around said fictional creations were an early precursor to the social justice machine of today, and I may be right. They may not have even read the books containing the characters in question in the past.

If Larsen really wants to improve the landscape of comicdom, he shouldn't go against the crowd trying to lead to said improvements. In fact, maybe it'd be better if he'd just stay out of it. And stop doing his own political rants in the comics; that could also help.

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