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Thursday, June 17, 2021 

Why must we care Kevin Feige got a cameo in an X-Men comic?

One of leftist Polygon's writers seems to think it's such a big deal the movie mogul in charge of the Marvel movieverse was illustrated into a cameo in an X-Men comic:
This month, all the X-Men storylines came together for the Hellfire Gala, a big political-fete-slash-Met-Gala event where exquisitely dressed superheroes rub elbows with political ambassadors and guests from around the galaxy. Plenty of real-life celebrity cameos have attended, drawn into the books by Marvel artists. But this week’s appearance was ... a little more jarring.

What’s more hilarious, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige getting invited to the Hellfire Gala and asking internationally known superhero-slash-former-terrorist Cyclops what his story is? Or wearing a baseball cap and no tie to the Hellfire Gala like it was just another San Diego Comic-Con panel?
What's more unfunny, in contrast to what they ask? The political metaphors, or the Feige cameo? Before we get to that, let me note how offensive I find it if Cyclops was turned into a terrorist in any previous storylines. On which note, let's remember that Marvel's higher left-wing echelons have spent the latter part of a decade censoring out any serious focus on the topic of Islamic terrorism, which is but one of the reasons they've been so badly damaged artistically all these years.

All that aside, whatever political metaphors they put into this are bound to be the most unnecessary, as is the cameo by Feige, whose upcoming Marvel movies now reek of wokeness. And that's one of the reasons this particular celebrity gimmick is one of the most uninteresting.

The Polygon column also brings up DC's gay pride project:
DC don’t you dare tease me with the idea of a JLQ (Justice League Queer). Do it. Give it a miniseries. Just give me the battlin’ gay superhero team. Or at least let someone do something regular with Gregorio de la Vega, aka the DC Universe’s Gay Doctor Strange Who is Married to a Tasmanian Devil werewolf.
Sigh. Just look at how these hack writers can solely think of pushing for a LGBT-themed book, and not an Armenian-themed book, or Ugandan, Macedonian, French, Cyprian, Irish, or Thai. All they do by being this narrow is compound the perception of how politically motivated they really are. Which doesn't bode well for the merit of comicdom.

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