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Wednesday, October 06, 2010 

When Hawkman had a sumliminated political message forced in

This panel on the side is from Hawkman #30, September 2004, at the time Jim Palmiotti took over the writing, and seems to confuse Hawkman's mask with religion instead of secret identities for personal safety, all for the sake of a potential attack on security measures at airports that could require being allowed to identify who's behind an Islamic niqab. Yes, this is sadly an example of how DC, just like Marvel, can inject ridiculous politics post-9/11, and jumble up superheroics with "cultural sensitivity" issues.

Another problem is that, at this time 6 years ago, they may have even abruptly contradicted the earlier premise that Carter Hall's ID was no longer a secret; a blatant example of how DC can be quite disrespectful with their own continuity.

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Ugh. I recently dug out ULTIMATES 2.0 to reread and had forgotten how disgustingly nauseating Mark Millar's injection of far-left nonsense was in those pages.

I haven't bought a new comic (aside from reprints like ESSENTIALS) in about four years now. And I don't plan to "pick up the pace" anytime soon, that's for sure.

I think I stopped buying new pamphlet comics in late 2004 or early 2005. Since that time, I've bought a few paperback versions of Marvel Masterworks, which cost less than the much more expensive hardcovers. A lot of my purchases today are also of older material published before the turn of the century. Even I don't expect to find my way back to what the mainstream companies are offering for a long time now.

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