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Libtard fantasies: Superman protects illegal aliens from white supremacist with a machine gun

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The super hero is now a full-blown SJW.
From Hollywood Reporter: In the recent issue of Action Comics #987, “The Oz Effect,” released Wednesday, Superman arrives in the nick of time to protect a group of undocumented immigrants illegal aliens from a white man sporting an American flag bandanna, wielding a machine gun, who is going to shoot them for taking his job.
Superman blocks the bullets before they hit the terrified people. “Stop this!” Superman orders the gunman.
“Why?!” he responds. “They ruined me! Stole from me!” 
Grabbing the gunman by the collar and pulling him in close, Superman says, “The only person responsible for the blackness smothering your soul — is you!” 
Police arrive, and Superman hands over the gunman and tells officers to make sure the victims are “safe and cared for.” An officer responds, “Anything you say, Superman!”
The moment comes just one week after President Donald Trump made the controversial announcement that he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy put in place by former President Barack Obama. He then gave Congress a window to save the program.
Still, the decision was decried by politicians, civil groups and celebrities alike. Nearly 800,000 individuals, known as Dreamers, have received protection to stay in the country through the program.
In addition to the DACA announcement, Trump was also slammed for comments he made just a few weeks prior when he appeared to be defending a group of white nationalists holding a rally in Charlottesville, Va., at which one protester to the rally was killed and numerous others injured.
Action Comics #987 is by Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten and Mike Spicer.
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Due to poor sales, Marvel cancels Black Lives Matter-themed comic book

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Apparently diversity racism doesn’t sell many comic books. Who knew?
From Daily Mail: Marvel has cancelled its Black Lives Matter-themed comic book due to poor sales. 
Black Panther & The Crew, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey, is just two issues into its run.
In an interview with The Verge, Coates said that the comic book had been cut because it wasn’t selling well but that he would get the chance to wrap up the current story. The sixth issue will be the final installment. Coates also writes for the main Black Panther comic, which will continue to publish.
Black Panther’s character was debuted in Captain America: Civil War, and first had a spin-off with The Crew in 2003.  But that comic book was also cancelled after just seven issues.
This iteration of the comic book saw Black Panther and other black superheroes in the Marvel universe such as Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Storm and the former Avenger Manifold, trying to solve the death of a black woman named Ezra Keith who dies in police custody. Keith’s death is reminiscent of the real life death of Sandra Bland.
The comic book takes place in near-future New York, where Harlem is placed under martial law. Robot cops controlled by a private security contractor police the neighborhood. While solving the mystery they all learn about Civil Rights figures. 
At the end of March, David Gabriel, Marvel’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, told icv2.com that the publisher’s core fan base didn’t seem interested in the new comics aimed at diversity.
‘What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity…that’s what we saw in sales,’ Gabriel said. ‘We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against.’
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School Bans Child’s Wonder Woman Lunchbox – Considered Too Violent

Get me off this crazy train…

 

Yahoo: A child’s school has banned her lunchbox, because it features the comic book character Wonder Woman. 

The school sent the unnamed girl home with a letter for her parents, explaining why they deem it inappropriate – which a family friend and Reddit user has posted online for the world to weigh in on.

Reddit user twines18 posted a photo of the letter sent, along with a couple of snaps of the child’s lunchbox, explaining that the school finds Wonder Woman to be a figure that represents violence.

But it’s not just this particular superhero that the school has it in for – they don’t allow any superheroes to be worn on clothing, backpacks or lunchboxes of the children.

“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image,” reads the letter. “In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask she not bring this to school. The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes.

“We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.”

Seems fair enough, superheroes do tend to throw a few punches. But anyone who’s ever picked up a Marvel or DC Comics book, or watched one of their films, will know that superheroes only turn to violence as a last resort and it’s always in a quest to save and protect others.

So surely aspiring to the likes of Wonder Woman (one of the only female superheroes, let’s not forget) is a positive thing?

Reddit users commented on the irony that the picture on the lunchbox isn’t even violent – it’s not like it’s an image of Superman punching something or someone or Iron Man shooting someone with his repulsor blasts. She’s simply holding her Lasso of Truth – which is never used as a weapon.

“I really thought that the lunch box would have a picture of Wonder Woman kicking or punching someone,” commented one person. “Nope, just Wonder Woman is enough to indicate violence.”

And another Redditor, who clearly knows a lot about Wonder Woman, delved into her character traits. “One of the things I find most ironic here is that Wonder Woman specifically was designed to be different from other superheroes from her inception.

“Her creator saw how other superheroes utilised violence to solve problems so often, and he felt there was a different way, he felt that was a very ‘masculine’ approach, and that a feminine superhero didn’t have to just be a copy of a male superhero, solving problems in the same ways, and acting and thinking the same way, but could be uniquely a woman on top of being a hero.”

The same Reddit user also explained a little about Wonder Woman’s lasso. “That’s a magic lasso, she can get people to confront the truth of what they’ve done, and tell the truth to her especially,” he wrote. “The Lasso is basically a magical psychiatric session, it doesn’t maim, it doesn’t mutilate, it contains, and makes whoever contained in it have to be honest for maybe the first time in their lives.”

We appreciate the school’s consistency, one rule for all and all that, but banning ALL superhero images seems a little extreme. After all, who didn’t have a Batman pencil case or a Catwoman lunchbox as a child?

And we have to wonder – does the school’s ban stretch to Disney memorabilia? After all, there’s violence in almost every single Disney film. Elsa hurt a number of people with her icy blasting powers and let’s not forget Scar virtually pushing Mufasa off a cliff…

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Marvel Comics introduces new Ms. Marvel, a Muslim American teenager

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NY Daily News: Marvel Comics is adding some needed color to the world of costumed  superheroes.
The publisher announced it’s introducing a new Muslim superheroine, a  revamped Ms. Marvel, whose secret identity is that of a Pakistani-American  teenager from Jersey City.
Sixteen-year-old Kamala Khan is the brainchild of writer G. Willow Wilson,  an Islamic convert herself, and Muslim editor Sana Amanat in an effort to reach out to segments of the comic book reading public that haven’t had their own  heroes.
“At her core, Kamala is just a 16-year-old girl, exploring the many facets  of her identity when she is suddenly bestowed with super-human powers that send her on the adventure of a lifetime,” Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso  said in a release.
Khan will debut in January’s “All-New Marvel NOW! Point One Comic Book”  before kicking off her own “Ms. Marvel” series a month later. The creators  promised the title would focus as much on her interaction with her more traditional parents as it would with battles with super villains.
“Any time you do something like this, it is a bit of a risk,” Wilson told the New York Times. “You’re trying to bring the audience on board, and they are used to seeing something else in the pages of a comic book.”
Khan’s introduction comes a year after rival publisher DC Comics introduced  its own major Muslim character — a Green Lantern from Dearborn, Mich., named  Simon Baz.
“It continued to reinforce that our readership is extremely diverse, so we  want to continue to diversify the characters in our universe,” creator Geoff  Johns, himself a Lebanese American from Dearborn, told the Daily News at the  time.
From the NY Times:
Kamala, whose family is from Pakistan, has devotedly followed the career of the blond, blue-eyed Carol Danvers, who now goes by Captain Marvel, a name she inherited from a male hero. When Kamala discovers her powers, including the ability to change shape, she takes on the code name Ms. Marvel — what Carol called herself when she began her superhero career.
Kamala will face struggles outside her own head, including conflicts close to home. “Her brother is extremely conservative,” Ms. Amanat said. “Her mom is paranoid that she’s going to touch a boy and get pregnant. Her father wants her to concentrate on her studies and become a doctor.” Next to those challenges, fighting supervillains may be a respite.
Gee, I wonder if her super powers will include fighting the challenges against rape, acid throwing, honor killings, forced marriages, forced prostitution and the buying and selling of women? Somehow I doubt it.
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