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Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)
Washington Times ^ | 2-10-10 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 02/10/2010 1:35:13 PM PST by icwhatudo

A sign created by a poster at Free Republic, and then recreated in a Captain America comic, has led Marvel to admit a mistake.

*updated

"It looks like Marvel Comic's Captain America is throwing his mighty shield at the Tea Party Movement. Warner Todd Huston wrote on his Publius forum blog that the super-powered soldier who fought the Nazis in WWII observes with disdain Americans who are seemingly compared to Tea Party Movement protesters of today:

"In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what can only be described as a Tea Party protest. The scene shows crowds of people in city streets carrying signs that say, “stop the socialists,” “tea bag libs before they tea bag you,”and “no to new taxes.” Naturally, the people in these crowds are depicted as being filled with nothing but white folks.

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"According to to Mr. Quesada, the book was ready to go to printer, but the panel in question had a group of protesters handling signs with no words on them, so the editor asked the letterer to "fudge in" some quick believable slogans at the last minute. The letterer referred to this sign as a sample to work from.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blunders; captainamerica; freerepublic; frinthenews; marvel; marvelcomics; pravdamedia; smear; superheroes; teabaggers; teaparty
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OK, what freeper did it? LOL
1 posted on 02/10/2010 1:35:14 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

What does the sign say? The pic you posted is black.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 1:37:26 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: icwhatudo

Comic books with commie propaganda?? Who’da thunk it? Check Matt Groening’s(The Simpsons) rants against Nixon. Groening celebrated when Nixon died.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 1:39:17 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Beagle8U

Tea bag the Democrats before they Tea bag you. FreeRepublic.com.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 1:39:56 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: icwhatudo
I don't know but I saw on eBay they are selling for 20 dollars and ended up buying this #1-41.
5 posted on 02/10/2010 1:40:20 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I consume, therefor I am.)
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To: Beagle8U
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6 posted on 02/10/2010 1:40:55 PM PST by digger48
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To: Beagle8U
"What does the sign say?"

Yeah, "all Tea Party activists are white racists".

What about these good Tea Party Patriots I saw in DC on 9/12/09??

HERE

7 posted on 02/10/2010 1:41:07 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Sowell's book, Intellectuals and Society, eviscerates the fantasies that uphold leftist thought)
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To: Beagle8U

8 posted on 02/10/2010 1:41:58 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Beagle8U

9 posted on 02/10/2010 1:42:23 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: paulycy

Tea bag is derogative.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 1:45:49 PM PST by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: paulycy
Nothing but a black blank.
11 posted on 02/10/2010 1:45:50 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: All

Dear Marvel Editor idiots:
First of all, curse you for tainting my favorite SuperHero of all time, Captain America.
I became hooked after picking up my first Captain America featuring his battle against “Baron Blood”. You have now retroactively tainted everything I held dear about Captain Rogers.
It may come as a surprise to you mush-heads, but America faces a very real enemy, islam, or for you PC-brainwashed morons “radical islam”.
Why don’t you show some ballz and have the very embodiment of everything great about this country fighting the people who would force us to adopt their religion?
Why don’t you show him destroying the animals that strap explosives to mentally-retarded children, all in the name of their god?
I’ll tell you why: because the people in charge of Captain America don’t really love America.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 1:46:15 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: icwhatudo; Revolting cat!
According to to Mr. Quesada, the book was ready to go to printer, but the panel in question had a group of protesters handling signs with no words on them, so the editor asked the letterer to "fudge in"

I thought in the earlier article he claimed that the letterer or editor had CHANGED what he'd put into the art and that the original would appear in the later reprints.

So will they be blank then? Or protesting the cancellation of Conan O'Brien's talk show?

13 posted on 02/10/2010 1:47:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Maverick68

In the 1990s, the guy who owned Marvel owned another company that hired Monica during the impeachment proceedings (on Vernon Jordon’s recommendation, after she’d been pressured to lie on the stand by Bill Clinton).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/perelman020698.htm

Twice in the last two months, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a close friend of Clinton’s and longtime Revlon board member, telephoned Perelman directly to cadge a $40,000-a-year job for Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern. One of those calls, sources say, came 24 hours after Lewinsky swore out an affidavit in which she denied having sex with the president. (Jordan’s wife, Ann, is a board member at another Perelman company.)...

Clinton friend Webster Hubbell lasted a bit longer. In April 1994, Perelman’s parent company, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., signed a $100,000 consulting contract with Hubbell, just weeks after he had been indicted and resigned from the Justice Department.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 1:53:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: icwhatudo; Jim Robinson

Free advertising.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 1:54:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: icwhatudo

Remember DISNEY bought MARVEL last year.

NUFF SAID


16 posted on 02/10/2010 1:57:17 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: Beagle8U

There must be something on your end blocking images. It could be a browser setting or a filter on your internet stream.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 2:00:48 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: bicyclerepair

It is an obscene way to indicate domination and victory.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 2:02:30 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: paulycy; Jim Robinson; All


Corporate HQ contact info:
http://marvel.com/company/index.htm?sub=contact_current.htm

Marvel Editor in Chief:
http://www.myspace.com/joequesada

19 posted on 02/10/2010 2:03:37 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: paulycy; Jim Robinson; All


Corporate HQ contact info:
http://marvel.com/company/index.htm?sub=contact_current.htm

Marvel Editor in Chief:
http://www.myspace.com/joequesada

20 posted on 02/10/2010 2:03:37 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Beagle8U
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21 posted on 02/10/2010 2:04:00 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Waverunner

NUFF SAID

When I was a kid, I won a real No Prize!

22 posted on 02/10/2010 2:04:07 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: icwhatudo
It's pretty sad when comic books not only get political, but join the socialist side.

I heard Rush talking about this yesterday.

23 posted on 02/10/2010 2:06:28 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Invaders is a fun run...it was when Marvel's WWII heroes teamed up as Americans and fought the fascists. Now it appears they carry their water for them. I was sickened when the Spider-Man issue with Obama's arrogant mug on the cover came out!
24 posted on 02/10/2010 2:08:57 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Remember when Captain America fought Nazi’s, not Americans.
Remember when Tony Stark fought Communists in Viet Nam, not renegade American businessmen.
Remember when America was portrayed as the morally upright country founded on freedom for you.

Oh how the times ( or owners of the comix) have changed.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 2:10:30 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: bicyclerepair

“Tea bag is derogative.”

It is, how?


26 posted on 02/10/2010 2:11:17 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Allegra

Another book called Siege Embedded has Glenn Beck depicted as a stooge for supervillains. Hope this doesn’t get complicated:

There was an alien invasion, and Norman Osborn (the Green Goblin from the Spider-Man movies) ended up killing the alien queen and was handed the keys to the kingdom, as it were. He’s been given power over what was once called SHIELD, an international peacekeeping force that has a little more teeth than the real-world UN version. Anyway, it is public knowledge that he was the murderous Green Goblin, but that’s all forgotten and he looks like a hero (and goes around talking about “those damned liberals,” of course), and Glenn Beck in particular loves him. In Siege Embedded, he is on railing against Obama, and he says, “But there is one man looking out for us. Norman Osborn.”

As if Glenn Beck would fall for any of this. He’s the guying exposing the Mao lovers in the administration and talking every night about the history of progressivism and its ties to Nazism, fascism, communism, etc. He would be the ultimate skeptic, but Marvel wants him to be the dullard who falls for the evil guy who is really doing harm while cloaking himself in the flag (literally—Osborn is in red, white and blue Iron Man armor).

There has been anti-tea party stuff in Amazing Spider-Man as well, but that book is really off the rails. Spider-Man making deals with the devil, breaking in to honeymoon suites to have sex, you name it. Way to shepherd characters that are only temporarily in your charge, current Marvel people.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:54 PM PST by Rastus
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To: dalereed

Assuming you’re asking seriously, the liberals—particularly those at MSNBC—love to call Tea Party participants “teabaggers.” For them, it is a reference to a once-obscure sexual act in which a man lowers his testicles into someone else’s mouth. According to wikipedia, it is usually another man. Most who use the term “teabaggers” as a perjorative know full well what they are saying, and this includes elected officials on up to the president (I’m pretty sure he’s used the term). The MSNBC hosts take particular glee in using it and usually say it with a knowing snicker. The kid with the sign here is playing into it in a “turnabout is fair play” kind of way.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 2:31:51 PM PST by Rastus
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To: LostInBayport; Revolting cat!
I was sickened when the Spider-Man issue with Obama's arrogant mug on the cover came out!

Wasn't Senator Al Franken in a Spider-Man funny book before Barack Obama?


30 posted on 02/10/2010 2:36:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: icwhatudo

Comic books and cartoons are moving beyond their pay grade when they presume to speak on politics and current affairs. What are going to see next? Can we expect to read of Daddy Warbucks battling Rachel Maddow for the control of health insurance companies?


31 posted on 02/10/2010 2:36:36 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: dalereed

No, you’re not too old. You’re in line with all normal Americans. I think a lot of us who have been introduced to this term by the mainstream media wish they had kept their perversions to themselves.


32 posted on 02/10/2010 2:38:33 PM PST by Rastus
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To: dalereed
“Tea bag is derogative.”

"It is, how?"

As Anderson Cooper and his ilk in the MSM know very well, "tea bagging" is slang for a twisted sexual practice favored by the bath house crowd. (The same crowd that brought us "fisting.")

33 posted on 02/10/2010 2:39:11 PM PST by drpix
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To: icwhatudo
( Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)...

Jim Rob ? would this be considered copy right infringement of the Free Republic logo by Marvel Commies ? ?
34 posted on 02/10/2010 2:47:58 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Rastus; dalereed

Actually, it’s more likely from first-person viewpoint video games. Kids found out if a another character knelt on top of your character’s head the view was objectionable! The practice and the name may ultimately come from wrestling, where shoving one’s crotch onto an opponent is also objectionable, and likewise serves as an expression of contempt.

Notice that the teabagger is the one in charge of the situation; the victim, unable to resist, is by the teabagging shown to be unmanly. It’s interesting that the media are so willing to concede this point...


35 posted on 02/10/2010 2:55:47 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was witchcraft. Today, it's golf.)
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To: Rastus; dalereed; drpix

Oh, I probably should have made clear that “teabagging” in the sense that gamers use it happens fully clothed (and over the internet!) It isn’t sexual beyond the implication that the victim is less-than-manly, like kids calling each other names.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 3:02:01 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was witchcraft. Today, it's golf.)
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To: icwhatudo

the problem for Marvel is that libs look down on comics and their kids( if they have any) don’t form the comic buying demographic. Its conservatives kids who purchase them.


37 posted on 02/10/2010 3:08:05 PM PST by hecht
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t think Franken was part of the original cast (which appeared in the issue you posted). I think he was part of the later, unfunny casts that brought the quality level of the show down to nil. Not too unlike his current contribution to the Senate.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 3:27:41 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: icwhatudo

What’s needed is to have Capt. America show up at Tea Party rallies. Any one have the costume that can attend or even make one for a future attendee?

Oh yeah! We need Capt. America to show up at Palin rallies! Would that be cool or what? Make sure he gets great face time standing next to the Palinator shaking her hand! Go Cappy!


39 posted on 02/10/2010 3:33:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"What’s needed is to have Capt. America show up at Tea Party rallies."

Great idea! Holding a sign that says "I'm Captain AMERICA, where else would I be?"

40 posted on 02/10/2010 4:16:41 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

‘Great idea! Holding a sign that says “I’m Captain AMERICA, where else would I be?”’

Have it written on his hand so when he goes to shake the Palinator’s hand all of the press will get great photos of it!


41 posted on 02/10/2010 4:43:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: LostInBayport

Franken was an SNL writer going back to 1975.


42 posted on 02/10/2010 5:22:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: drpix

Chickenhawk was also a homosexual term that was used to slur the supporters of the war in Iraq. It means a man that preys on boys.


43 posted on 02/10/2010 5:25:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Maverick68

Well, to be honest, just how many weekly comics can you get from that? I’m thinking maybe 20-30 weeklies before it runs stale.


44 posted on 02/10/2010 9:44:40 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: dalereed

MOst tea bagging that I have heard of, is not so much gay as a frat boy stunts where they get a noob/pledge drunk and passed out and then someone lowers their testicles on his head/face and take a picture of the noob to show him when he is sober.....


45 posted on 02/11/2010 1:20:06 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: a fool in paradise
Franken was an SNL writer going back to 1975.

he was one of the worst writers....and his Franken and Davis skits were embarrassingly insipid.

46 posted on 02/11/2010 1:23:36 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Rastus

wow, I didn’t know about all that -— makes me feel so “out of it” but maybe in a good way!

I’ve heard/seen the expression “tea bagger” used with vehemence and derision by liberals recently but I had no idea it had anything other than the obvious political meaning

so aren’t liberals supposed to LOVE “tea baggers”???

how can they turn the expression into such a perjorative?? :^)


47 posted on 02/11/2010 5:41:03 PM PST by Enchante (If Obama referred to the "Press Corpse" the MSM might care about his IGNORANCE)
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To: Enchante

It’s the same as when Arsenio used to say Rush was gay to the audience’s delight. And? So? Isn’t that a plus?


48 posted on 02/11/2010 6:03:52 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Waverunner

Amazes me that performers, artists, all the way up news and entertainment companies continue to Dixie-Chick themselves into oblivion.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 10:20:18 AM PST by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: Made In The USA

Dixie who?


50 posted on 02/12/2010 12:03:01 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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