The Problem With Diversity and Comics

He’s too big, and he gives a voice to too many truly marginalized comics fans.

The SJW entryists who manage and create comics live in a fantasy land where they’ve redefined “comic book fan” to exclude those who have read comics for thirty years and have money to burn on a dozen titles a month in favor of cosplayers who buy one issue a month for reference material.  The market responded accordingly, and the sales figures took a nose-dive.  Fortunately, their fellow SJW travelers in the mainstream media  were there (as always) to provide covering fire for them.  They pumped out the expected fake news that hand waved away the stark drop in sales as an artifact of…technological changes?  I guess?

Never mind that technology has been changing for the entire 75 year run of comic books.  Comics simply can no longer compete with the 60 year old television and 20 year old internet in 2017 not because of quality issues, but purely because of the rapid changes in technology, the click-bait crowd explained.  People were naturally drifting away from comic books and there’s nothing Marvel or DC or the smaller outfits could have done to staunch that bleeding.

And then came D&C.

A soft-spoken man with a nearly encyclopedic knowledge, not just of comic book lore but of the inside workings of the leading publishers as well.  He brought to his reviews a steady wit and incisive commentary that walked a steady line of political moderation.  As a result, he gathered a huge following of viewers, fellow comic book fans, who finally found a way to communicate their frustration with the market.

There was room in comics for a SJWs and for few guys with blogs or a few YouTube accounts with a couple thousand subscribers.  They could be easily and safely ignored.  Painted as radicals and zealots and old curmudgeons who don’t speak for Real Fans like the converged clickbait farms at Bleeding Cool.

There is no room in comics for SJWs and for a blogger larger enough to pierce their bubbles.  There is no room in comics for SJWs and those who force them to confront the affects of placing the SJW narrative ahead of stories, drama, action, and characterization.  There is no room in comics for SJWs and for normal people who favor heroism and nuance in their comic books.  He exposes them for the frauds they are.

And for that, he must be destroyed.

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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