Skip to comments.Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic (Based On Free Republic Sign)
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.
"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.
"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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What does the sign say? The pic you posted is black.
Comic books with commie propaganda?? Who’da thunk it? Check Matt Groening’s(The Simpsons) rants against Nixon. Groening celebrated when Nixon died.
Tea bag the Democrats before they Tea bag you. FreeRepublic.com.
Yeah, "all Tea Party activists are white racists".
What about these good Tea Party Patriots I saw in DC on 9/12/09??
Tea bag is derogative.
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.
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?
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).
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.
Remember DISNEY bought MARVEL last year.
There must be something on your end blocking images. It could be a browser setting or a filter on your internet stream.
It is an obscene way to indicate domination and victory.
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When I was a kid, I won a real No Prize!
I heard Rush talking about this yesterday.
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.
“Tea bag is derogative.”
It is, how?
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.
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.
Wasn't Senator Al Franken in a Spider-Man funny book before Barack Obama?
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?
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.
"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.")
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...
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.
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.
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.
Whats 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!
Great idea! Holding a sign that says "I'm Captain AMERICA, where else would I be?"
‘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!
Franken was an SNL writer going back to 1975.
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.
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.
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.....
he was one of the worst writers....and his Franken and Davis skits were embarrassingly insipid.
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?? :^)
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?
Amazes me that performers, artists, all the way up news and entertainment companies continue to Dixie-Chick themselves into oblivion.