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Thursday, June 30, 2016 

It's clear they're delighted they offended people

The following tweets from at least 3 would-be writers prove Marvel and their apologists aren't sorry for fan-baiting with the Captain America-as-Hydra stunt:

For all we know, it could have been, but what matters for now is that Marvel's staff lied deliberately, all in order to disgust the audience, later laugh behind their backs at how they "fooled" everyone, not to mention obscured a ludicrous rendition of Red Skull. Something the press is unlikely to comment on.

The question is whether Slott and his ilk understand how the original setups for various heroes worked. They don't. And Slott didn't stop with that:

For the wrong reasons, but will they admit that? Of course not.

Did Lee and Kirby ever try to peddle turning a hero into a vile villain as a real deal? Not from what I can recall. When they wrote their story for Tales of Suspense where Red Skull brainwashed Cap, they made it clear from the start it was all mind control, and definitely never retconned Steve's background.

Umm, did DC turn Barry into a Parallax villain the same way Hal Jordan was several years later? No, that's not what happened either. Interesting how Slott implies he doesn't like Barry Allen as a Flash either, and probably not even Jay Garrick.

Sayeth an apologist who won't admit the Red Skull as stand-in for conservatives is offensive to decent Europeans as well.

Predictably, he won't admit there's Jews out there who also found the setup distasteful, and don't have to feel sorry they "overreacted", because trolling the audience is in poor taste, and if they're going to cliche that technique into the ground, then they don't deserve our hard-earned money. Slott's comment is disrespectful to non-Jews, and suggests he has a low opinion of them.

Nick Spencer had stuff to say too:

He sounds like a "professional victim", who's actually rather delighted to make anybody mad so he can look like he was unfairly slammed. He also lets know that:

But crossovers are just the problem with today's marketing technique, and this is one of the most revolting ways you could promote one (which is apparently Civil War 2). They clog out all stand-alone storytelling, and they're also quite money-consuming. Above all, many of them turn out to be unmemorable, flash-in-the-pan junk that isn't widely talked about in the years to come, and are riddled with leftist politics that serve the writing staff's interests far more than the consumer's. Anybody who pays good money for what they're turning out is doing themselves a serious disfavor.

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As a Jew I hate it when ignoramuses like Slott trot out their ethnic Jewry as an excuse when it is clear they know nothing about Judaism and don't give a damn about Israel. To them all there is to being a Jew is Woody Allen, overbearing mothers, bagels and matzah ball soup.

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