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February 07, 2017

Marvel Comics Turning Away From Social Justice Warrior Storylines After Sales, Get This, Plunge

It's almost as if the Social Justice Warriors claiming they want this and that in the comic books don't actually read comic books at all, just like they didn't play any of the videogames they claimed had to be changed so as not to disturb their delicate constitutions.

BleedingCool's Rich Johnston, who spoke to connected sources who attended Marvel's recent creative summit, says that the company plans to return their classic comics to the status quo. Readers can expect Thor, Iron Man and Hulk to move away from the heavy-handed politics that made them difficult for readers to care about. Fans, he says, can expect to see a more "familiar looking Marvel Universe" by the fall. New characters will get to stay, though.

Johnston added that while the plan is to depoliticize the Marvel universe, some very political comics like Secret Empire are far too deep for its creators to change direction. He said that the book will be a "bit of a last hurrah for this kind of storytelling from Marvel for a while." Thank goodness for that.

This guy was talking about Marvel's plummet into SJW bullshit last January.

A bit of background: Marvel's sales have been bad for a while. A couple of years ago, competitor DC made a bunch of unpopular changes to characters. Not really political changes, just changes.

But their sales dropped due to that.

DC has now launched with a "Rebirth" branding where they've returned characters to their classic interpretations. Since then, DC has been kicking Marvel's ass in sales.

Based on Marvel's shitty sales -- inexplicable given that they're making a billion or two dollars on their movies every year -- this guy predicted Marvel would be aping DC in its "Rebirth" rebooting, and getting rid of their "diversity push" to replace every iconic character with a more "diverse" replacement.

Dropping the bullshit Social Justice Warrior crap is part of that.


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