« Home | 3 interviews with Larry Hama » | A comic based on Call of Duty: Vanguard » | Sid Jacobson's 9-11 graphic novel » | Another film director takes issue with Marvel movies » | Bob Harras never actually read Voodoo when it was ... » | Marvel/DC stopping artists from selling NFTs » | Cowboy Bebop's live action producer is such a joke » | Al Ewing's hypocrisy » | What creators have addressed 9-11 this week? » | Canadian Catholic school burns books allegedly off... » 

Monday, September 20, 2021 

Young adult writer creating Jewish comic star draws influence from a propagandist

It appears the new young-adult comic produced by DC starring a Jewish protagonist I'd mentioned earlier has some pretty bad influences by ways of its author. As reported by the Jerusalem Post:
But what makes Whistle unique is that her origin story is centered around her Jewish identity. Willow Zimmerman is a social justice activist who volunteers at a local pet shelter and lives with her single mother, an adjunct Jewish studies professor, in Down River, a Gotham City neighborhood modeled after the Lower East Side. That means it comes with a long Jewish history, making Judaism canonical in Gotham more than eight decades after Bob Kane and Bill Finger, two Bronx Jews, created the Dark Knight.
The part about social justice is already worrisome enough, due to how it's little more than an allusion to blatant leftism. But here's the big eyebrow raiser:
For Whistle herself, Lockhart drew inspiration from a different trailblazer at DC’s rival: Kamala Khan, the Muslim Ms. Marvel introduced in 2013.

“I love Ms. Marvel and was definitely inspired by the way [author] G. Willow Wilson engaged with questions of heroism and the superheroic body through the lens of Kamala’s Muslim identity,”
Lockhart said. “I thought about it a lot while I was writing Whistle.”
Well, this is certainly telling. She considers a propaganda vehicle for the Religion of Peace the best place to draw inspiration from? Pretty shameful alright. And the biggest irony?
Like Lockhart herself, Willow is secular. Her visit to Gotham’s synagogue is for meditation purposes.

“I knew I would tell the most truthful and nuanced story if I wrote from my own identity and from the community I’m in,” Lockhart said on her decision not to make the character strictly observant. “My heroine engages with her Jewishness in much the same way that I do.”
Considering where the young-adult writer draws inspiration from, this is almost hilarious, and makes too little sense. She takes "inspiration" from a different book with religious themes for propaganda, yet she herself is secular, and builds her own story that way? In doing so, she makes it sound like she considers her community's founding religion worthless in comparison to what the Muslim Ms. Marvel is built on. And this is why the whole young-adult industry has become such a toxic wasteland. If any novel is sold and marketed along those lines today, that should be reason enough to avoid it. The same goes for any comics/graphic novels marketed the same way. Based on what the above author buys into, that's why her resume is decidedly worth avoiding too.

And "meditation purposes"? What a joke. It's clear DC's only doing this to virtue-signal, one more reason to stay away from something like this.

Labels: , , , , ,

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

  • avigreen2002@yahoo.com
  • Fansites I Created

  • Hawkfan
  • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
  • The Outer Observatory
  • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
  • The Co-Stars Primer
  • Realtime Website Traffic

    Comic book websites (open menu)

    Comic book weblogs (open menu)

    Writers and Artists (open menu)

    Video commentators (open menu)

    Miscellanous links (open menu)

  • W3 Counter stats
  • Click here to see website statistics
  • blog directory Bloggeries Blog Directory Entertainment Blogs
    Entertainment blog TopOfBlogs View My Stats Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page  

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

The Four Color Media Monitor is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.