GeekGround Mark Waid's essay pulled from Marvel Comics #1000

21 days ago
1/1/01
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From https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comics-1000-mark-waid-essay-pulled/
 
Marvel has reportedly pulled an essay by writer Mark Waid from Marvel Comics #1000 for comments he made about the U.S.
 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the essay in question was to accompany Waid, John Cassaday, Laura Martin and Chris Eliopoulos' story reflecting on the 1944 Captain America serial.
 
"The system isn’t just. We’ve treated some of our own abominably," Waid wrote. "Worse, we’ve perpetuated the myth that any American can become anything, can achieve anything, through sheer force of will. And that’s not always true. This isn’t the land of opportunity for everyone. The American ideals aren’t always shared fairly. Yet without them, we have nothing. America’s systems are flawed, but they’re our only mechanism with which to remedy inequality on a meaningful scale. Yes, it’s hard and bloody work. But history has shown us that we can, bit by bit, right that system when enough of us get angry. When enough of us take to the streets and force those in power to listen. When enough of us call for revolution and say, ‘Injustice will not stand.’"
 
This news comes nearly two weeks Maus' Art Spiegelman revealed he was asked by Marvel to remove a dig at President Donald Trump from an essay for the Folio Society's Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949. Spiegelman refused and subsequently published the full essay with The Guardian instead.
 
Waid and company's one-page story is still included in the oversized Marvel Comics #1000, albeit with a revised version of the essay.
 
Marvel Comics #1000 goes on sale Aug. 28.
21 days ago
1/1/01
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paw comments: In other words, Mark Waid gonna Mark Waid - and Marvel called him on it. I don't know if this is a sign that the accusation that Marvel is full "SJW" is no longer the case.

Then again, I might be completely misinterpreting what's happening here.

20 days ago
3/7/05
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If you read the entire statement it's not really SJW at all. He is saying the US is not perfect but it is rooted in foundations that can and have always improved it. It reminds me of the opening speech in the Newsroom really.
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BigWilliam - If you read the entire statement it's not really SJW at all. He is saying the US is not perfect but it is rooted in foundations that can and have always improved it. It reminds me of the opening speech in the Newsroom really.

Then I guess CBR is gonna CBR.

20 days ago
3/7/05
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paw - 
BigWilliam - If you read the entire statement it's not really SJW at all. He is saying the US is not perfect but it is rooted in foundations that can and have always improved it. It reminds me of the opening speech in the Newsroom really.

Then I guess CBR is gonna CBR.


Well I am not sure that he picked the appropriate place, I can see why Marvel would want that issue to maybe stay focused on the comics and not the world outside. But I have seen much more incendiary things.