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Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Antarctic Press editor admits Mark Waid's influence

Waid may be trying to "claim victory" in the lawsuit he's facing from Richard Meyer, but the following message by Antarctic Press's EIC should pretty much sum up how deep Waid was in the whole affair:
I want to thank you for your fair assessment of the situation overall. Truth be told AP has always been on the fringe of the comics industry yet somehow we survive. We had high hopes for the success of JAWBREAKERS but the virulent attack on my brother from the SJW side was unprecedented. Something we had NEVER experienced in our 33 years in business. It was like Pearl Harbor for us. You have to understand that there were personal considerations as well. My brother’s decision was heartbreaking because after the Waid call he was afraid of the future of some of friends [sic] who worked for Marvel. Normally, we would have ignored such attacks but it began to intrude on his other job and that is when he had to make the decision to cancel the book. Then the other side attacked and we were caught in the middle. It was a no-win situation for us. So we thought it best just to remain silent. This of course led to much speculation of the course of action we took. I wonder what if we had stuck to our guns or if Waid had kept his nose out of it Would [sic] we even be having this discussion? If nothing else, it exposed the seedy under belly of the comics industry so at least some good came out of this.
Yup. From what I heard a year ago, Antarctic may employ at least a few colorists who've also worked for Marvel, so in fairness, I get why they didn't want to cause them potential trouble. But that said, Waid's actions were inappropriate, and he's going to have to take accountability for unlawful conduct, interfering in and potentially inciting against another company's managers over a petty issue.

And whether or not Waid loses the suit, it's apparent at this point his career is mostly washed up. A sad ending to what could once have been an admirable career, which he had to ruin over all sorts of trivial matters.

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I'm guessing Waid ends up being recruited for some SJW infused creative property company in either advertising or publications. Those types of companies are always on the lookout for experienced sociopaths as gate keepers.

Right now he is scripting Dr Strange and an Invisible Woman miniseries.

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