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Posted: 060418

Apparently We All Can't Just Get Along

It’s called Comicsgate and it all started over milkshakes. Last year after the death of Marvel Editor Flo Steinberg some of Marvel Comics’ female staff went out for milkshakes to celebrate her legacy. Heather Antos, an assistant editor took a selfie of the group and posted it on Twitter. Soon after a bunch of disgruntled fanboys online began attacking her and the rest of the group calling them “fake geek girls,” “social justice warriors” and accused them of ruining the comics industry just by existing. Some went so far as to questioned Antos’ sexual availability. A lot of industry pros rallied together in a Twitter campaign to support her which seemed to agitate some of the fanboys who would just would not let it go. One of the people who kept at it was Rich Meyer who placed himself in the center of the controversy and exponentially acquired more Twitter followers as a result. The roots of Comicsgate actually began in 2014 in what was called Gamergate. That on-line controversy was created with a fake sex scandal and an attack on women who worked in the video game industry either as creators or reporters covering the industry. One of the major tactics then was going after any people who remarked that the attacks were wrong. Online responses were copied and posted that called the folks against them humorless, paranoid and crazy. Some of those people shifted their focus and started attacking comic creators once Gamergate died out. Meyer was and continues to be one of the people at the center of the Comicsgate tempest in a teapot. He took on this crusade after seeing posters of Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) and started complaining that the character should remain a man and ruminated that since the book wasn’t selling very well why did it still exist? He also wondered why Luke Cage had become a family man instead of remaining a Harlem street fighter. And so he created a YouTube channel in which is his platform for these and other pressing problems with the comics industry.  Recently he began complaining that that comic companies should just hire people who oppose the perceived SJW (social justice warrior) agenda and any creators who support it need to be driven out. On line he has called Ta-Nehisi Coates a “race hustler” and calls some female creators ugly. He posted something called The Dark Roast in which he suggested that all the women who work at Marvel got their way by sleeping with people and suggested that other creators were pedophiles. Most industry creators have avoided Meyer while a few other creators have embraced him. At times he has posted the physical addresses of people who he feels oppose his anti-SJW crusade. Most recently he crowd funded on Patreon almost $250,000 to create a book called Jawbreakers-Lost Souls, which he wrote and was drawn former Marvel artist Jon Malin and Brett R. Smith. The book was to have been published by Antarctic Press, however once the book was announced and the connection drawn to his on-line activities, quite a few stores said they would not order it. Fearing the negative blow back, Antarctic eventually passed on the project and then then almost immediately the stores that had made it clear they weren’t going to order the book started getting harassed. Rumors then circulated that Mark Waid (a recurring target of the anti-SJW crusade) had “threatened” Antarctic to not publish the book but the company said Waid had indeed called the company but just left a message, not a "threat". Currently Jawbreakers has no home and Meyer says he plans to file a complaint with the FTC (Fair Trade Commission). The outcome of that complaint will probably end up in defeat as no one has a right to demand a store order something just because you want them to.

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