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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 

Just how will Champions address school shootings?

Newsarama (via The Hollywood Reporter) announced that Jim Zub's going to tackle the subject of school shootings in the pages of the Champions volume he's now writing:
September's Champions #24 from Marvel Comics will be a special issue dealing with gun violence in schools and school shootings.

“Earlier this year, I started talking to Tom Brevoort about writing a Champions issue on the effect of gun violence in schools. Marvel has always strived to deliver 'the world outside our window' and this was too big a topic to ignore," series writer Jim Zub told Newsarama. "Centered on Miles Morales, the story is about a tragedy and the trauma that ripples outward from senseless violence - and the people that come together to support each other to build a better future, which is the heart of every Champions story. I’m incredibly proud of everyone’s work on this issue, and I’m thankful we were given the chance to tell this story.”
They also say Marvel showed retailers advance copies and asked them not to spoil anything. Why? Doesn't that suggest the politics in the story could be counter-productive, leaning towards a leftist agenda?

Zub may be conservative-leaning himself, but what if he goes a route similar to Dan Jurgens...and the criminals in the tale with guns are all PC whites? That won't be helpful at all. We'll see what the finished product is like, but with somebody like Brevoort giving oversight, this could easily turn out to be quite the embarrassment, doing nothing to inform the public at all. Former Congressman Jack Kingston recently worried that leftist groups could hijack tragedies like Parkland and exploit the grief of survivors. What if Marvel wound up doing just that now? It'd only be terrible.

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