Fourmilab review of SJWADD

It’s always interesting to know what John Walker’s take on a book is. I’m pleased to learn that he appears to have thought rather well of SJWs Always Double Down in his review of it.

The SJW convergence of the major technology and communication companies which increasingly dominate the flow of news and information and the public discourse: Google (and its YouTube), Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and the rest, previously covert, has now become explicit. They no longer feign neutrality to content, or position themselves as common carriers. Now, they overtly put their thumb on the scale of public discourse, pushing down conservative and nationalist voices in search rankings, de-monetising or banning videos that oppose the slaver agenda, “shadow banning” dissenting voices or terminating their accounts entirely. Payment platforms and crowd-funding sites enforce an ideological agenda and cut off access to those they consider insufficiently on board with the collectivist, globalist party line. The high tech industry, purporting to cherish “diversity”, has become openly hostile to anybody who dares dissent: firing them and blacklisting them from employment at other similarly converged firms.

It would seem a dark time for champions of liberty, believers in reward for individual merit rather than grievance group membership, and other forms of sanity which are now considered unthinkable among the unthinking. This book provides a breath of fresh air, a sense of hope, and practical information to navigate a landscape populated by all too many non-playable characters who imbibe, repeat, and enforce the Narrative without questioning or investigating how it is created, disseminated in a co-ordinated manner across all media, and adjusted (including Stalinist party-line overnight turns on a dime) to advance the slaver agenda.

Vox Day walks through the eight stages of SJW convergence of an organisation from infiltration through evading the blame for the inevitable failure of the organisation once fully converged, illustrating the process with real-world examples and quotes from SJWs and companies infested with them. But the progression of the disease is not irreversible, and even if it is not arrested, there is still hope for the industry and society as a whole (not to minimise the injury and suffering inflicted on innocent and productive individuals in the affected organisations).

Speaking of book reviews, Rorshach waxes extremely enthusiastic about Alt-Hero #2 and Arkhaven Comics in his somewhat belated video review of it.

How am I going to find any DC comic book that does anything near as interesting as what I’m seeing in this book, in this come book here? It’s not going to be possible…. The industry writers, they absolutely disgust me. They are cowardly, they’re far left extremists, they’re not going to tell you the truth about anything in the world today. They’re just going to continue to double down on the far left nonsense and that’s not what you get in the pages of Alt-Hero issue number two. This really is doing everything that I’ve wanted comic books do for a long, long time and this is going to be the future of comic books.

If he likes AH#2, he’s really going to like AH#4….

Message received

VFM #67 asked: “Well Vox you created an indigogo to ask if we wanted Arkhaven to do Q and we have responded, loudly and with a bullhorn. I trust the message was received?”

$102,067 USD raised by 1436 backers
204{bae6047234841f4bc9ec21d646f3588165bd4034987c6b00f442c9a7fb48573f} of $50,000 fixed goal

Message received. Loud and clear. The Legend Chuck Dixon is already on the script, Arklight Studios is already on the next two pages, and Helix Haze has already begun drawing the next 142 pages and covers to which he is committed.

I spoke with the team last night and the entire team wishes to thank all 1,436 backers for the strength of your support. That support not only makes these things possible in the first place, but sends a very clear message to the entire industry that Arkhaven Comics is here, that Arkhaven has a strong foundation of support, and that Arkhaven is going to be a growing force in the comics industry.

We will not let you down.

Now, a question. Unlike Freestartr, Indiegogo has something called InDemand that I believe allows people to buy products from the campaign even though the campaign is over. Should we turn it on? We’ve got a hard limit of 2500 on the collector’s editions and 25 on the posters, which is the only reason I can imagine to leave it off, so that should not be an issue. Anyhow, if you’re a backer, please share your thoughts.

UPDATE: the consensus opinion was to turn it on. I’ve removed the variant-cover paperback from the rewards so that will only go to the original backers. Another possible idea: original hardcover backers could receive the variant cover while post-campaign hardcover backers receive the regular cover.

An interesting note from an AH:Q backer who is new to Arkhaven.

I’ve followed Comicsgate extensively for the past 2 years. The best thing Ethan has done for me during all this is remind me that you exist. I was active during GamerGate and remember you from back then, but I was a semi-blue pilled normie back then. I’ve evolved quite a bit since then, for the better. Its funny that the day I unsubbed from Ethan, I sent him a super-chat calling him out and he called me a “Vox Day minion”. Hilarious because I only became a subscriber of yours the day of the imprint fiasco. While the rest of CG sperged out in your chat, I actually listened to you and heard the wisdom in your words. Proud to have backed Alt Hero Q and recently bought several Arkhaven/Dark Legion titles from Amazon. I’m actually looking forward to your books more than the ComicsGate books (with the exception of Red Rooster, which I eagerly anticipate on par with Alt-Hero.) However I will reserve final judgement for both after I have read them. Keep fighting the good fight! 

As the Dread Ilk know, we neither want nor expect mindless support from our backers. We expect you to continue to push us to pursue excellence. We want you to keep us from getting lazy and complacent. After all, when we need mindless obedience and unrestrained mayhem, that’s exactly what the VFM are for.

AH:Q – the final stretch

There are only 10 8 6 hours left to back Alt★Hero: Q. Trust the Plan! We’re less than 8k away from six digits! Meanwhile, the plot thickens, as Roland Dane serves himself breakfast at the hotel buffet after a very busy night.

5 hours left and the campaign just passed $97k! Six digits is in sight….
UPDATE: Just did an hour-long Darkstream about Kavanagh and the AH:Q campaign.
UPDATE: And we’re done. $102,067 and 1436 backers. Thanks very much, everyone!

AH:Q Exclusive at BIC

Bounding Into Comics has an exclusive on FIVE complete pages from Alt-Hero: Q. Check them out!

Arkhaven Comics is currently running an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming Alt-Hero: Q series by Bane co-creator Chuck Dixon and artist Hélix Haze. Colors are provided by Arklight Studios. The series will be released in individual issues and ultimately collected into a graphic novel. There will be six total issues and each issue will be 24 pages long. The story will be set in the Alt-Hero universe alongside Vox Day’s Alt-Hero series and Chuck Dixon’s Avalon.

The series finds inspiration from the QAnon phenomenon and will have a focus on “ordinary men and women who make the choice to become extraordinary through their selfless actions to save others.” If you are unfamiliar with the QAnon phenomenon, Chuck Dixon told us “this will be an intro, at least in a fictional sense to what it’s all about and what its mission is.”

Arkhaven Comics’ Publisher Vox Day hinted at what we can expect from this story:

“It’s going to be our answer to the question that everyone is asking: “who is Q”. Everyone has a different theory, everyone has a different explanation. Since we’re setting this in the world of Alt-Hero, that allows us to throw out some outlandish ideas about what’s really going on underneath all the various conspiracy theories. We’ll be launching it as soon as we have the sample pages to show the potential backers, so in about two weeks. It’s an awesome script and people are going to love it.”

Chuck Dixon gave us some more key details keying in on the series main protagonist Roland Dane:

“What we’re presenting is an action/thriller hero that I’m really excited to be creating. We’ll be inserting him into stories of global cabals and dark conspiracies that threaten not only world peace but the basic human rights of the individual. Our guy, Roland Dane, is an experienced law enforcement professional who has to drop out of the system to act as an operative for the mysterious organization he knows only as Q. Roland is a little rough around the edges and his methods are often direct but he’s one man trying to make a difference for all of us.”

Take a look at the first five pages:

I was going to post all five pages here by the end of the weekend, but when BIC asked for the exclusive, I could hardly say no. So, go see them, and comment on them, there.

Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #2

Arkhaven Comics is proud to announce the release of the digital edition of CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON #2: RULEBREAKER. Kindle and CBZ editions have already been sent out to Alt★Hero campaign backers.

Detective Ben Church is hot on the heels of the vigilante who murdered a city councilman in broad daylight. But agents of the UN Superhuman Protection Council are interfering with his investigation, even as they claim that they can help him clean up Avalon City. Should he believe them? More importantly, can he trust them?

Meanwhile, King Ace has dealt with his partner-in-crimefighting Fazer’s little slip-up with regards to the unwritten Hero’s Code, but that doesn’t keep them from going after the notorious crime boss, Nicodemus Vukovich, together. The problem, King Ace discovers, is that there is a lot of temptation to be found in a wealthy crime lord’s uptown apartment. Perhaps too much temptation for anyone….

Chuck Dixon is the most prolific comic book writer in history. Set in the world of Alt★Hero, CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON #2: RULEBREAKER is the legend’s newest creation.

In other Alt★Hero-related news, Arkhaven Comics is pleased to announce that the Gold Logo edition of Alt★Hero #4: The War in Paris is now available at Arkhaven Direct. Please note that a large retailer has already ordered a not-insignificant fraction of the total number available, so if you want the limited edition issue, it would be best not to wait on this one.

Cliff Cosmic, Richard Bonk, and Arklight Studios are currently hard at work on Alt★Hero Issues #5 and #6, so it looks very promising for the first paperback and hardcover omnibuses to come out in plenty of time for Christmas. We also expect to release the first Premium editions soon. There is no new news on the film front.

UPDATE: It looks like the publication date problem is fixed.

Publisher: Arkhaven Comics
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 09/11/2018