Happy New Year to you and your people

Today is the first day of the New Year. It’s the day a lot of Americans have weapons-grade hangovers. The last time I had a hangover, any type of hangover, was 1993. It’s when I learned a man I both admired and respected did something truly horrible and was in prison. This man was my … Continue reading “Happy New Year to you and your people”

Ethan Van Sciver blocked me on Twitter

Last week Ethan Van Sciver, the glorious leader of Comicsgate blocked me on Twitter. The reason? He’s good at throwing insults, but not so good at hearing the truth. It started when I commented on someone’s tweet about a donor to Richard C. Meyer’s lawsuit campaign. Meyer is suing comic book writer Mark Waid for … Continue reading “Ethan Van Sciver blocked me on Twitter”

NPC: Comicsgate’s new slur for non-Comicsgate people

Comicsgate supporters have come up with a new term for people who don’t support their movement: NPC. It stands for “Non-Player Character.” It comes from table-top roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. The term later migrated over to video games. An NPC is a character in the game who looks and acts like another player … Continue reading “NPC: Comicsgate’s new slur for non-Comicsgate people”

Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts

Marvel Comics took the extraordinary step firing Chuck Wendig, an acclaimed writer working for them as a freelancer. Reportedly Marvel fired him over posts he made on his personal Twitter account. Here is what Mr. Wendig said about the situation on his Twitter account:   Chuck Wendig had his personal, verified Twitter account long before he began writing comic books … Continue reading “Marvel Comics fired Chuck Wendig over his Twitter posts”

Bleeding Cool apologizes for Vox Day article

  Bleeding Cool, the eminent comic book and pop culture blog, published an apology for publishing an interview with Vox Day, an American white nationalist living in Italy. Mr. Day (government name Theodore Beale) is now in the comic book publishing business. His comics cater to the white alt-right crowd. Mr. Day was a proud … Continue reading “Bleeding Cool apologizes for Vox Day article”