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Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology
Yahoo News ^ | 02/11/10 | Brett Dykes

Posted on 02/11/2010 1:11:50 PM PST by MissesBush

Since 1941, Captain America has been one of the most popular comic book characters around. The fictional super-patriot fought Nazis during World War II, took on those who burned the American flag during the Vietnam era, and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars for Marvel Comics along the way. Now, the appearance that he is taking on the Tea Party Movement in a storyline about investigating white supremacists has forced Marvel to apologize for the comic hero.

Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."

The Falcon mentions that the gathering appears to be "some kind of anti-tax protest" and notes that "this whole 'hate the government' vibe isn't limited to the Watchdogs." He then tells Captain America that he doesn't think their plan will work because "I don't exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks." Captain America then explains that his plan entails sending The Falcon in among the group posing as an IRS agent under the thinking that a black government official will most certainly spark their anger.

The clear implicit attack on the Tea Party Movement was first noticed by Publius' Forum's Warner Todd Huston. When a minor uproar ensued, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada spoke to Comic Book Resources and defended the issue while apologizing for the panel that seemed to tie real-life Tea Party protesters to the fictional group depicted...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blunders; captainamerica; liberalmedia; marvelcomics; teaparty
Why is the American left so threatened by dissent to the point they have to demonize it? Why are they unable to deal with the substance of the arguments made by anti-tax, tea party folks instead of just demeaning them? No wonder liberalism remains out of the mainstream. It's adherents are too immature to really compete effectively.
1 posted on 02/11/2010 1:11:51 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

Could this be where Fatso Meghan McCain got her idea that tea party protestors are racist? From reading comic books? As vapid as she is, it wouldn’t suprise me. It’s probably all she’s capable of reading.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 1:13:46 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

As of September 2009, Marvel is now a part of the Disney empire. Enough said.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 1:17:20 PM PST by castowell ("I'm 95% cured" - BHO, 6/23/09)
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To: MissesBush

This isn’t the first time.

I think Marvel is losing a lot of its audience over this.

I don’t know how widely this is out there though.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 1:17:39 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: MissesBush
Why is the American left so threatened by dissent to the point they have to demonize it?

Because they are the haters. They can't stand protest, they won't put up with those who dare to challenge their Establishment views. They think they're right about everything. Liberals demonize us because it's easier to use name calling and scare tactics than to listen to what we're saying...

5 posted on 02/11/2010 1:18:05 PM PST by GOPJ (There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat-TE Lawrence)
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To: MissesBush

We’re spending ourselves into oblivion. Socialism doesn’t work. See the history of the last century. Tax cuts do work.

As we continue to pile up debt and raise taxes, we are relegating this country to second-class status. No more innovation. No more creativity. We will stagnate.


6 posted on 02/11/2010 1:18:10 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: MissesBush

Well at least we now know where their minds are................


7 posted on 02/11/2010 1:18:20 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: MissesBush

If I had been Marvel...I would have been more careful about political ‘scripts’. The movie Captain America has been discussed for a couple of years and supposed to be produced soon...but in this case...if half of America refused to attend because of this stupid comic...then they shot themselves in the foot.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 1:18:22 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: MissesBush
I remember a Captain America comic where he took on some white supremacists. During the fight a fire broke out and Captain America turned from fighting them, to rescuing them from a burning building. When they were all out on the street Captain America turned to go back into the building; “everyone is out!” someone told him. “No. SHE is still up there!” and he went back up; only to burst out of the window carrying down the U.S. flag that would have otherwise gone up in smoke. An image that will stay with me forever, now tarnished by the new Captain America being a big flaming liberal.
9 posted on 02/11/2010 1:19:43 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: MissesBush
Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs".

Where do I sign up?

10 posted on 02/11/2010 1:19:45 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: MissesBush

There’s no such thing as a “happy liberal”. To be a liberal, you must be miserable and hate. You wake up hating. You spend all day hating. You go to bed hating. And you dream of hate all night long..................


11 posted on 02/11/2010 1:20:40 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: MissesBush

Marvel Comics now targets American citizens exercizing their constiutional rights.

Remarkable. Who will then call in next, Superman??


12 posted on 02/11/2010 1:21:49 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: pepsionice
The movie Captain America has been discussed for a couple of years and supposed to be produced soon...but in this case...if half of America refused to attend because of this stupid comic.

That would be one of those movies I would have to see, but given this latest news I'd wait for it on Blue Ray and not visit the Box Office. If Marvel steps out of line again I think I'll just let their products hit the discount bin before viewing.

I can be patient. :)

13 posted on 02/11/2010 1:24:13 PM PST by The Duke
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To: GeronL

Got that right. I know several people who used to be die-hard marvel subscribers. But they left several years ago already. The last straw was Thor making fun of an obviously Catholic Church and it’s priest.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 1:26:31 PM PST by SengirV
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To: MissesBush
I've given up on comic books.

It happened when I was about 13.

I can see why comic book artists and readers are Obama supporters though. If you live in a comic book world you'll believe Obama.

15 posted on 02/11/2010 1:27:30 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Red Badger

You’ve met my ex????


16 posted on 02/11/2010 1:30:52 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 385 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

LOL!!!.............No, I just know liberals..............


17 posted on 02/11/2010 1:35:13 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Tribune7

I dont live in a comic book world but I buy comics. I have known for a VERY LONG TIME that Marvel is a lefty publisher. Many years ago, there was one issue of X-men where Storm prevented to destroy the Sentinels because...there was a Prius on the street.

I wish I was making that up. DC comics tries it’s best to tow the line and my liberal radar is always up, believe me. Recently, Special Forces’ comics became one of my faves because they unapologetically draw and tell the story of big boobed blonde SF soldiers in the Middle east killing Muslim terrorists in the “dumb blonde mode’.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 1:38:42 PM PST by max americana
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To: Red Badger

There’s no such thing as a “happy liberal”. To be a liberal, you must be miserable and hate. You wake up hating. You spend all day hating. You go to bed hating. And you dream of hate all night long..................

The reason is simple, they worship envy, which is nothing more than hating all things good.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 1:39:15 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Next time you have a long conversation with a liberal, if it is possible, count the number of times the say, “I hate....”.....................


20 posted on 02/11/2010 1:50:32 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like a pretty good drinking game...


21 posted on 02/11/2010 1:59:07 PM PST by Doug Loss
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To: castowell

I grew up in LA and we’d go to Disneyland a few times every year. Corporations were sponsors, not enemies. Exhibits took pride in America’s past and Tomorrowland celebrated progress. Walt would be very disappointed at what his company has become.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 2:03:34 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: MissesBush

I’ve got lots of grandkids - and I’m NEVER going to buy any of them a Marvel Comic again.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 2:05:54 PM PST by GOPJ (There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat-TE Lawrence)
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To: MissesBush
I remember back when the taxman was depicted in the cartoons as some burly, hairy brute holding some skinny guy upside down by his ankles, shaking everything out of the poor guy's pocket.

Now the taxman is the "good guy", and the skinny guy is the racist, sexist, homophobe, for wanting to keep his money.

How times have changed.

24 posted on 02/11/2010 2:10:18 PM PST by PallMal
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To: Red Badger
"Next time you have a long conversation with a liberal"

Long? . . . I didn't know such a thing was possible.

25 posted on 02/11/2010 2:23:40 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Red Badger

Next time you have a long conversation with a liberal, if it is possible, count the number of times the say, “I hate....”.....................AND write it on your hand! Just to tweak them.


26 posted on 02/11/2010 2:26:41 PM PST by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: MissesBush

Marvel Commies


27 posted on 02/11/2010 2:51:37 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: max americana


Many years ago, there was one issue of X-men where Storm prevented to destroy the Sentinels because...there was a Prius on the street.

Ha! For serious? That would be tremendous in a movie. Desperate sounds of battle, and then everybody pauses and all is dead silent except for the whine of a little electric car which they watch pass by. Then, resume the carnage!

Brubaker used to write X-Men. Was it him or that lefty moron Fraction?


28 posted on 02/11/2010 2:57:04 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

It was New X-Men’ # (I forgot) but I could confidently say the Prius’ issue was within THREE (3) YEARS from today.

Yeah, I am aware that Brubaker was lead editor of the X-Men line and close to Quesada. When I went to Comic-Con 2 years ago, the Marvel booth had a feel of evil’ I couldnt explain. The DC/VERTIGO booths were packed with fanboys who wanted to know more about the upcoming Blackest Night storyline from the Green Lantern series.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 3:04:41 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

How you like Spider-Man and his devil deals and sleeping around all over the place? Kind of a biased way to ask that, I guess. I’m not a fan of Blackest Night, since it touches on DC characters I just don’t know, but Geoff Johns has to have a unique perspective on terrorism since his sister was murdered on 9/11. I haven’t had a problem with him.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 3:07:37 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Yeah, the ‘dark’ Spider-Man LOL. Not only was Peter P making bad-end deal like a true Dem’ but he just beats everyone..and ANYONE to a pulp just by looking at Spidey in the wrong manner. After the MJ erase memory-crap, it wasn’t worth following nor reading but my lib Spider-man fan co-worker updates me though.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 3:14:55 PM PST by max americana
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To: Rastus

Geoff’s sister wasn’t murdered on 9/11, she died in the TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

Geoff has said in an interview that his Sinestro Corps War storyline was an allegory for terrorism, especially since Sinestro’s soldiers were chosen based on “their ability to instill great fear”.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 4:07:40 PM PST by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: Jeb21

I’ve labored under that misconception for a while.


33 posted on 02/11/2010 4:18:27 PM PST by Rastus
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To: castowell

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34 posted on 02/11/2010 8:25:18 PM PST by americanophile (TMO - Too Much Obama)
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To: MissesBush
his African-American sidekick The Falcon

So the white guy is "Captain America" and the black guy is a "sidekick" named after a bird that kills other birds, a bird the nobility kept in cages, put hoods on and used for hunting. Sounds racist to me.

35 posted on 02/11/2010 8:30:58 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: MissesBush
Ed Brubaker, the writer of the controversial Captain America story . . .


36 posted on 02/11/2010 8:34:11 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: MissesBush
Yep. America's "Super Heros" are well in the hands of the enemy...


37 posted on 02/12/2010 4:05:50 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Nateman
Walt would be very disappointed at what his company has become.

Sadly, yes, he would be.

OTOH, at the rate he is spinning in his grave, we could probably hook up a dynamo to him that would power both parks in LA and Orlando.

It might make him feel a little better.

38 posted on 02/12/2010 4:11:00 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: MissesBush

Problem is liberal left controls entertainment, higher education and the news. How is it possible for most Americans to consider themselves right of center with all the garbage we are fed from our first day in school, our first television experience to years in college and so on.


39 posted on 02/12/2010 4:25:49 AM PST by samsmom
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To: MissesBush
If memory serves, it wasn't that long ago that Captain America took on a thinly-disguised parody of the Minutemen to make America safe for illegal immigrants.

If I still collected comic books, I'd start rooting for the Red Skull.

40 posted on 02/12/2010 5:51:11 AM PST by jboot (Let Christ be true and every man a liar.)
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To: Brugmansian
Ed Brubaker, the writer of the controversial Captain America story . . .

LOL, he just looks like a whiney little liberal doesn't he? The disdainful look in his eye, the obvious unhappiness in life, the sad attempt to seem so cool and above it all, the too hip for words chin pubes...

41 posted on 02/12/2010 8:58:24 AM PST by MissesBush
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