Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One More Reason To Boycott Marvel

SOURCE: Spider-Man writer equates hating "Brand New Day" to liking Gay Marriage as if both were outright evil.


There's so much wrongness here. Even ignoring the comic book guy angle and pointing out that the Brand New Day pretty much downplayed Peter and Mary Jane ever being serious in the new reality... this is wrongness incarnate.

I think a chart made by sums up the "logic" here best.

I don't have anything else to say. I'm already raged out over the Bail Out. I refuse to get annoyed about a comic book right now past reaffirming by refusal to buy Marvel.


  1. To be honest, I was so confused and dumbfounded by Guggenheim's train of "logic," that I just cannot even form a response.

  2. So, then this isn't a good time to ask...
    Hmmm... I got on to ask the ultimate Guru of comics the truth behind the Marvel X-men series coming out, and what it's all about. Alas, you no longer seem to like Marvel, and I do believe it is "Marvel's" X-men, so...
    Ah, well.
    Love the diagram!

  3. I'm speechless. I've done a couple of interviews with Guggenheim, and there was no indication of any kind of statement like this.
    Looking back on old L&O eps., I suppose such an anti-gay message was simmering in a number of the episodes Guggenheim was involved with.

  4. Holy crap.
    Jeez, that settles it-- only back issues of The Ultimates for me from now on.
    Dude, you have a link for the quote. That just boggles my MIND.

  5. You and me both. I can't think of any comment other than "What The Hell?!"

  6. Re: So, then this isn't a good time to ask...
    Yeah, it is a good one. I wish I'd thought of it first.
    And yes - it is MARVEL'S X-Men.
    But even if I weren't boycotting Marvel, I'd be a bad person to ask about X-Men. I've never liked X-Men and haven't paid attention to any X-Men book except for Joss Whedon's Astonishing in the last five years.

  7. I'll have to take your word for it. What's L&O?

  8. Re: Holy crap.
    Has regular comic book criticism sunk so low in my absence that it is no longer standard practice to link?!

  9. Re: Holy crap.
    No, but me being so exhuasted that I type a . instead of a ? seems to be. >_< Sorry.

  10. Re: *L*aw a *&* *O*rder
    Ah. You'll have to forgive me. The only TV shows I watch on a regular basis are HEROES and Doctor Who.