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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 

NBC gushes over DC and Marvel's LGBT specials

NBC News wrote a fawning report on the Big Two's cringeworthy celebrations of Pride Month for LGBT ideology, which include at least a few tamperings with established characters like Alan Scott, and Iceman:
The two largest comic book publishers in America will publish a pair of anthologies celebrating queer characters and talent for Pride month.

Hitting stores June 8, “DC Pride” will include the out crimefighters Batwoman, Aqualad, Midnighter and Apollo, Harley Quinn and John Constantine in stories crafted by LGBTQ and ally creators.

The 80-page book will also offer full-page pinups and profiles of LGBTQ characters from DC TV shows, like “Green Arrow” and “The Flash.” It will also include the first comic-book appearance of the trans superhero Dreamer, in a story written by trans actress Nicole Maines, who plays the character on the CW’s “Supergirl.”
And of course, no such gushy celebration is enough without shoehorning in transgender ideology, right? To say nothing of Harley Quinn, based on her villainous origins. Here's more:
Then, on June 23, Marvel Comics will release its own LGBTQ special, “Marvel’s Voices: Pride,” the latest installment in an inclusive imprint from the company that spotlights minority characters and talent.

Some of the same artists and writers from “DC Pride” are also contributing to “Marvel’s Voices: Pride,” including Tamaki and Anka, who join industry powerhouses like Kieron Gillen, Steve Orlando, Anthony Oliveira, Tini Howard and Olivier Coipel.

“When I was a very closeted, very lonely kid, these characters saved my life,” Oliveira said in a statement. “It's an honor to tell stories about them and to see the kind of stories queer people can tell about queer people deepen and grow.”

“Marvel’s Voices: Pride” will include LGBTQ characters from across the Marvel universe, including X-Men characters Iceman, Northstar and Mystique, The Runaways’ Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean, and Young Avengers’ Wiccan and Hulkling.
And it must no doubt be joyful to turn characters like Iceman inside out, right? Lee/Kirby's creation, Bobby Drake, is cited here completely oblivious to how he began as a perfectly heterosexual guy who'd even had an affair with Polaris. These are not fans of Marvel writing this. If they were, they wouldn't give their full, unquestioned backing to this forced retcon by Brian Bendis.
Out writer James Tynion IV, best known for his work on Batman titles, will be contributing a Batwoman story for “DC Pride” with artist Trung Le Nguyen. On Thursday, Tynion tweeted praise for the anthology, saying it was important “for people to see characters they look up to, creators they look up to, and companies they look up to championing their interests.”

“In the very, VERY recent past a book like this would have been impossible,” he added. “So it's all the more special that it's here. I'm not going to pretend that it's some huge daring political act, but it still matters.”
Gee, what a serious bore this ideologue truly is. This has been going for more than 20-30 years now, and he acts like it all just started only 2 years before. A common propaganda tactic by the Orwellian crowd. The problem is that homosexuality is presented as a literal role model, positive in nearly every way, and heterosexuality far less. What Tynion says only underlines that he's working more as activist, and less as an entertainment merchant. It is political, and he knows it.

In this item from Daily Wire, the following is told about at least 2 of the contributors who worked on a special starring a gay Capt. America:
The bonus issue with Fischer is written by Joshua Trujillo with art by Jan Bazaldua. Fischer is described as “the Captain America of the Railways – a fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused.” The various iterations of the superhero will embark on a mission to find his stolen shield, as BleedingCool reports.

“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” Trujillo stated. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers, and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”

Trujillo’s website notes, “In 2020, he contributed to the Ignatz award-winning anthology Be Gay, Do Comics. Trujillo’s work is also featured in DC Comics and IDW’s Eisner award-winning Love is Love, benefiting victims of the Orlando nightclub tragedy, and the Ringo award-nominated Mine!, benefiting Planned Parenthood. In 2018, Dodge City was named one of the year’s best comics by AV Club. Trujillo speaks for inclusiveness and diversity in popular media, and works alongside groups including the USC ONE Archive and Prism Comics.”

Marvel writes of Bazaldua, “Jan Bazaldua was born in Mexico. Assigned male at birth, Bazaldua worked under her birth name Oscar, and publicly came out as a trans woman in October 2020.”

Bazaldua explained what motivated him: “I want to thank Editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron. I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society. While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!”
Nope. And it's regrettable that the industry is bringing in all these ideologically motivated people, which doubtless includes champions of illegal immigration, yet these same people have no issue with Joe Biden locking hundreds of kids in cages, while many of the adults are fully allowed to roam free and commit violent crimes. Issues that will doubtless never be stressed in stories like the above, contradicting the notion the SJW-influenced character helps those alone in the streets. Once again, C.B. Cebulski's proven his commitments to partisan politics, despite any initial suggestions to the contrary, and so too in fact has Marie Javins as DC's main editor. It goes without saying that on the one hand, their benefiting Planned Parenthood is sickening, given the organization's true image, and on the other hand, they will never admit, despite their perceived beliefs, that Islam's belief system played a part in the Orlando club tragedy.

In the end, most of this stuff will likely end up filling the bargain bins, since even ideologues hardly ever buy these politically motivated books, if at all.

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