Who doesn’t love controversy? It gives everyone a chance to rally behind a good cause or a bad cause, or the next one that sparkles and catches one’s eye.
This week, our industry turned it’s sparkly attention towards the New DC Online Digital Adventures of Superman because some stories are going to be written by a mildly well known science fiction writer who is also a mildly well known activist for keeping “traditional values” away from gay people. Which, of course means, we’ll be finding out next year he’s gay himself.
In the meantime, some thoughts…
That word balloon from panel two is essentially a real quote from Orson Scott Card, only he didn’t rhyme when he said it. History is bending away from those sorts of comments in the 21st Century though, and one hopes Mr. Card learns to bend away from them as well.
Right wing people well bend faster if we don’t alienate, demonize and and try to silence them so much. If we actually have the better path to a better society with equality for all, then we should educate the other side to this idea, enlighten the confused, and lift up people instead of shouting at them. You actually win some over that way.
And boycotting a company I used to work at, and punishing struggling retailers in my neighbourhood, to make some point, is just a preposterously dumb idea that wins over no one.
Even the CIA knows it’s better to turn an opponent than kill him. If you can’t trust the CIA, who can you trust?
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS Dr. Seuss Comic Book Moment:
This delightful parody project is brought to you from Down Under by an illustrator known as Dr. Faustus. Here’s his Deviant Art page, where you can read the entire Call of Cthulu Easy Reader. Too much fun!