Superconverged

DC is racing Marvel in a contest of who can completely converge their film and TV properties first. I’d say DC has taken the lead at the moment. The bad news is that they actually added a white character to Supergirl. The good news is that she is a he.

The panel named transgender activist Nicole Maines (Royal Pains, The Trans List, Becoming Nicole book) joining the show in the series regular role of Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. The newest addition to the CatCo reporting team, she is described as a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl).

In addition,  the series will be joined by series regular April Parker Jones (Jericho, The Last Ship) as Colonel Haley, a hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts in its best interest — even if it’s not her own.

And David Ajala (Doctor Who, Nightflyers, The Dark Knight), who will recur as Manchester Black, based on the DC character created by Joe Kelly, described as the type of guy who brings a knife to a gunfight and still walks away the winner. With a dark past, he easily deflects the brutality of his mission with his charm and sense of humor.

More negroes! More wimmins! More trannies! Hurrah! But where are the gay Jewish pedos in wheelchairs? It’s not true diversity without gay Jewish pedos in wheelchairs! Progress is love is love on wheels!


A passion for social justice

Batwoman, queer and converged:

The CW has put in development a Batwoman series for 2019 consideration. It hails from former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and the architect of the CW Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti.

In Batwoman, written by Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Batwoman already has been a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ representation in comics. After a long hiatus, she was reintroduced to the DC comic universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian, becoming the first-ever lesbian superhero title DC character. Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character — male or female — of a live-action superhero series.

A passion for social justice! A flair for speaking her mind! Kee-rikey. At this point, all we are going to have to do is show up. And while I can’t share any details of Castalia’s coming foray into movies AND television yet, things are looking increasingly optimistic. We’re also going to hold a Brainstorm about the comic store campaign next week.


An SJW swings and strikes out

It’s going to be amusing to see this idiot SJW start trying to deny my heritage. Because, after all, it doesn’t fit the narrative!

Children’s book creator Jed Alexander, who wrote and drew (Mostly) Wordless and Red went after a number of comic book professionals and called them “white supremacists.”

Alexander targeted writer Chuck Dixon, artist Dave Dorman, and creator Ethan Van Sciver on a public Facebook post by Howard Chaykin. Chaykin merely posted the cover to his Image Comics series The Divided States of Hysteria and commented, “I told you last year, but did you listen?”

This post provoked Alexander to label Dixon, Dorman, and Van Sciver “white supremacists.”

He would write:

“There are white supremacists in your industry. They are your peers. I’m talking about: Chuck Dixon, Dave Dorman and Ethan Van Sciver just for starters. Dixon who collaborates with Vox Day, a known white supremacist, on a comic called Alt Hero, an Alt Right superhero. Dorman, who will soon be collaborating with Dixon, and is a supporter of “Comicsgate.” Ethan Van Sciver who has put himself at the center of “comicsgate” a movement that actively harasses and threatens women, people of color and trans people in or related to the comics industry.

It’s easy to say this is none of your business, you know nothing about these people, this has nothing to do with you. But this is your industry. You are known for being outspoken about what matters to you. About racism, about anti-semitism, about right wing extremism. This is your industry and publishers have become quiet enablers. You don’t have to be.

Right now you’re writing a comic about the comics industry. Whether you like it or not, this is a part of that story. You have a voice.“

My response to Jed Alexander on Facebook:

I’m an American Indian, you moron. You could call me a Red Reservationist, but you cannot legitimately call me a white supremacist any more than you can call me the Chief Rabbi of Israel, the President of Nigeria, or the Pope.

I also sent John Trent of Bounding Into Comics a note to clarify my position on these matters and they posted my response as a separate article there.

I read with interest Mr. Alexander’s defamatory statements about me. I hope you will allow me to set the record straight.

  1. I am not a “white supremacist”. To the contrary, as an American Indian, I wholeheartedly support both the right of free association as well as the right of the American Indian to our segregated, white-free reservations.
  2. I do not believe in “white nationalism” or “black nationalism” or “yellow nationalism”. To confuse broad racial categories with nations is a serious category error.
  3. I oppose “white nationalism”, “civic nationalism”, and globalism as forms of imperialism that inevitably lead over time to civil strife and ethnic war.

I do not know Mr. Alexander’s heritage, but the irony of him labeling an American Indian who happens to be the great-grandson of a Mexican revolutionary “a white supremacist” is substantial indeed.

I’m not the only one whose background Alexander obviously did not know. Timothy Lim, as it happens, is of Chinese and Filipino descent. As an astonishingly insightful and good-looking Native American once wrote, SJWs always project.


Bring back the Blasphemy Laws

They were considerably more sensible and eucivic than the present global justice Badthink Laws:

Dr David Mackereth’s 26-year medical career hasn’t been jeopardised by endless, gruelling, night shifts.

Nor have the life and death decisions he has made on NHS emergency wards for decades put him off his profession.

It was, in the end, his response to an instruction in a nondescript training room that has left his future hanging in the balance.

After being offered a job as a medical assessor for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), David was told to refer to those seeking disability allowance as whatever gender they requested. So, should a man have walked into his office claiming he was a woman, he would need to be treated as such, and described in any correspondence with the pronoun ‘she’ not ‘he’.

In an age in which the Government and the NHS are subjecting transgender issues to ever greater scrutiny, it was an edict that David had been dreading — and one the 55-year-old was unwilling to obey.

‘As a Christian, I believe gender is determined biologically and genetically,’ he says.

He was also very aware that expressing such a belief would be likely to end his career.

‘I was scared, really frightened,’ he admits. ‘I knew it could be the end of my work as a doctor, but I could not live with myself if I didn’t speak up. It would be dishonest — and I didn’t want to live a lie.’

Sure enough, his contract with the DWP was swiftly terminated on the grounds that his refusal to use the preferred pronouns of people who identify as the opposite gender could be considered harassment as defined by the 2010 Equality Act.Three weeks on, he is in little doubt that his career is over.

If people can be disemployed for refusing to believe that gender is self-determined or that one group of people murdered a specific number of a different group of people in the 20th century, then they can certainly be disemployed, or even deported, for refusing to believe that God exists and Jesus Christ is Lord.

The fraudulent nature of the Enlightenment has been revealed. Freedom of speech and expression was always just an excuse to try to dislodge Christianity from its dominant position in the West and thereby destroy Western Civilization.

A DWP spokesperson told the Mail Mr Mackereth made it clear in training that he would refuse to use pronouns which did not match his own view of a person’s biological gender and that the Equality Act made it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of a ‘protected characteristic’ such as gender reassignment. She added: ‘We expect all assessors to handle assessments sensitively and adhere to the Equality Act 2010.’

Observe that, as usual, equality is the intellectual justification for evil. Equality is evil and Thomas Jefferson’s flights of rhetorical fancy notwithstanding, all men are most certainly not created equal in any way, legal, material, or spiritual. Equality is the retarded version of “ye shall be as gods” and nothing good ever comes of it.


SJW professionalism

Or, as you might suspect, the lack thereof. So, back in February, before we found our current colorist, I was contacting different colorists to see what our options are. Ethan van Sciver recommended a gentleman by the name of Bill Baumann, and I quite liked his approach to coloring so I contacted him. For some inexplicable reason, that email was posted on Twitter today.

I contacted Mr. Baumann to ask how this extraordinarily unprofessional publication of my email to him had come to be in the possession of Corey Hodgdon, and he didn’t see fit to explain himself. But Spacebunny did bring the following Facebook post to my attention; it appears that Mr. Baumann is foolishly attempting to ingratiate himself with the SJWs in the comics industry. Who knows, perhaps they will even reward him for behaving in this manner.

Of course, like all SJWs, Baumann is lying. I never said anything about being in the forefront of either Gamergate or Comicsgate; I never mentioned anything about Comicsgate and I’m not involved in it anyhow. And while I am, of course, the Leader of GamerGate, I did not see fit to mention that. I didn’t brag about anything, but I did give Mr. Baumann an accurate idea of who I am and Arkhaven stands for. The pretense that he didn’t know anything about me until he Googled it after our conversation is entirely false. I warned him that both the project and I were considered to be controversial by some in the comics industry and even told him that we had no problem with him using a pen name; he assured me that he had no problem working with us at all.

As for his over-inflated rates, he must be quite a bit cheaper these days, because the rates he quoted me didn’t seem unreasonable at all for a top-flight colorist. In fact, I was planning to take him up on coloring some covers until discovering how hopelessly unprofessional he is today. So, in order to set the record straight, here is the complete email exchange between Mr. Baumann and me, redacting only his telephone number and email address.

On 2/9/2018 5:39 AM, Bill Baumann wrote:

Heya Vox,

Thanks for the kind words. We’re going to get along a whole lot better if you call me Moose!

My dance card is pretty full these days, but I could probably fit in some covers, depending on what kind of deadlines we’re looking at. I’m in Iowa, I think seven hours behind you. You can usually catch me before I go into the office at 730am, or after 5pm local time. And I’m almost always free on the weekend. Feel free to give me a shout whenever it’s convenient for you. [telephone # redacted]

Moose-

On Feb 9, 2018, at 8:08 AM, Vox wrote:

Hey Moose,

Great talking to you this morning! I’m delighted to hear you may have some interest in working with us. Here are some examples of Cliff Cosmic’s work – we encourage the use of pen names – as well as what the colorists have done with it. This is his first pro work, so he’s very inexperienced, but I tend to like his style. I’ll be curious to know what you make of his potential and if you’d be willing to work with him.

As I mentioned in our conversation, I’d like to know your page rates for interiors and covers, as well as what interior scenario is of the most interest to you.

Best regards,

Vox

On 2/9/2018 6:45 PM, Bill Baumann wrote:

Hey Vox, I really enjoyed our talk this morning. You’ve got some exciting things going on, and I look forward to being a part of it all.

I definitely like Cliff’s work. It’s a little rough here and there, but he really has potential. The animation style coloring on the first piece is the type of look that I’d go for, more hard-edged coloring on the figures, which a painted style/look for the backgrounds. I did something similar in the past, and it turned out really sweet.

I’ll quote you my DC page rates, which is $250 for a cover, $150 for an interior page. I think I’d rather just stick with a flat rate, if that’s okay with you. I think it would be less hassle for everyone. 

Would this be a monthly book? The standard 22 pages? 

Moose-

On Feb 9, 2018, at 11:51 AM, Vox wrote:

Hey Moose,

I’m glad to hear you think Cliff’s work is sound. It will be a more or less monthly book, assuming Cliff can maintain his pace. We usually do 23 pages.

We don’t have the budget yet to meet those rates on the interiors, but I will definitely want to buy a cover or two from you. And that’s good to know for when we plan our summer Kickstarter. Given that we haven’t gone to print yet and we don’t know what our sales range will be yet, it’s probably too soon for us to be working with top notch guys like you and Ethan.

But we’ll get there soon, I think.

Thanks very much,

Vox

On 2/9/2018 7:16 PM, Bill Baumann wrote:

Sounds good. I’ll be here when you need me.

M-


You knew Marvel would make me a villain

Sooner or later. It was inevitable.

The Kree’s homeworld of Hala is in ruin, but the alien empire has sounded the call to war and directed it at the Inhumans. They have sent Black Bolt a direct message, “Join or Die.” But this is no ordinary message. It’s written in blood. The blood of Inhumans. The blood of 11,038 Inhumans. That’s right. The Kree Empire butchered 11,038 Inhumans to send Black Bolt a message that he will join the Kree Empire or die.

These 11,038 Inhumans wouldn’t be the only casualties. Four Inhuman queens would also perish at the hands of the Kree.

And they would be joined by some of Black Bolt’s closest allies. Triton falls to the Kree when he is unable to escape the blast radius of a bomb left as a trap for Black Bolt and his Royal Family.

Triton wouldn’t be the only one close to Black Bolt to perish. He would be joined by Lockjaw and Maximus who fell to the ferocious power of a brand new villain and the first of a brand new race to the Marvel Universe. This villain is a Super-Inhuman known as Vox. This new villain, Vox, is described as the “voice and the wrath of the gods. He is the full-throated scream of the Kree Empire.”

Except the real Vox doesn’t want the subhumans – as the SJWs at Marvel are more properly known – to join the Evil Legion of Evil. What are the odds that Vox’s evil minions are both vile and faceless?

He cannot be swayed or tricked or bought, for he wants nothing but his enemies’ hearts to stop beating.

See, now that does sound familiar…. As does the New Arkhaven… I mean, Arctilan. And they did get the scythe right too. But where is Spacebunny?


What is your business?

Restaurants are learning the hard way that they are not in the business of politics. Not for long, anyhow:

Reviewers flooded the Yelp page of a Canadian restaurant with one-star reviews after a manager was fired for kicking out a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

The Teahouse in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has come under fire for the incident, which occurred less than a week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant.

The negative reviews came from both sides of the aisle, with some critiquing the restaurant for kicking out the patron, and other tearing into the restaurant for firing the manager.

“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets,” the former employee told CBC News. The restaurant owners said they fired the employee because his actions did not align with their policy of hospitality and inclusiveness.

It’s about time the Right joined the Culture War. 50 years of constant retreat haven’t worked out so well, after all.


Hapless heroes, pathetic bad guys

Jagi Lamplighter explains why the degenerate Left can’t create memorable characters anymore, not even interesting villains like the bad guys of yore:

It is not enough to have an evil snow queen or rat king, the good little man who was kind and loving must be warped beyond recognition into something vile, lest the villain be anyone who we might accidentally admire.

The same thing happened in Disney’s Maleficent.

Disney cartoons feature many fine villains, but none stand out for their force and majesty as much as Malificent, the wicked fairy who is so angry that she has been slighted at a christening that she curses the family and tries to kill the child.

Malificent is impressive. She is funny. She curses an innocent child, just because she is miffed. When, sixteen years later, she leanrs that her minions, goblins and gargoyls,  are still looking in cradles for a missing baby– instead of a young lady who has grown up–Malificent utters her eerie, silvery, laugh. Then she blasts them with a lightning bolt from her magic wand and declares: “Oh, they’re hopeless. A disgrace to the forces of evil!”

But Malificent herself is no disgrace. When it comes time to fight the prince she turns into a gigantic dragon and calls up on the most infernal forces of all.

This gives her a majesty that fits with the evil magnificence of her name. She was spectacular in her villainy.

Too spectacular for the Degenerati, apparently.

In the original Sleeping Beauty – in some ways the most beautiful of all the Disney cartoons – the backdrops were done by a well-known painter. ( I used to sell his works when I worked at a gallery.) – Malificent curses king Stephan, a man who is both a kind king and a loving husband and father. His only crime is that he left the evil fairy off his guest list. He is good, and he is innocent. The horror that befalls his nation is appalling, and he is undeserving of this terrible fate.

In the recent movie about a being who happens to have a similar look and name to our magnificent villainess, the main character, Faux-Malificent, is not majestic.  She is weak and innocent. She falls in love with a man, and this dastardly individual betrays her sweet love and cuts off her wings, leaving her bereft, a victim.

How sad. How tragic. What a victim she is. No wonder she grew up to be such a…unpleasant fairy creature.

In the movie, that man is…the future King Stephan.

It is Geppetto all over again. Big-hearted Geppetto cannot be kindly, he has to be an evil mastermind. Good-hearted King Stephan cannot be innocent, he has to be the cad who screwed over the future villainess.

In modern stories, good men become cads and creeps so that the bad people, like Malificent and the Big Bad Wolf, can be misunderstood, pathetic.  What effect do these changes have on the story? They mitigate the wickedness. If the villain is now a victim, then the villainy is now justified.

This is why Arkhaven is eventually going to surpass Marvel and DC. They cannot bear to address either virtue or wickedness.


So much for the American Way

Converged DC is WAY past doubling-down now. Superman is all about refugees now.

DC@DCComics
Superman stands up for what’s right. Did you also know he’s a refugee? This #WorldRefugeeDay, be like Superman and stand up for what’s right. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC.

Warner Bros.@WarnerBrosEnt
 Superman always stands up for what’s right. Did you know he’s a refugee?  Refugees contribute to the fabric of our society.  Stand on the right side of history this World Refugee Day. #StandWithRefugees and @theIRC https://www.rescue.org/article/famous-refugees

These people are going to have a stroke when Alt★Hero #2 comes out on Monday. The digital edition, to be specific. Because Michael Martel also has a statement to make about immigration.

But it’s not just the Big Two that are converged. If anything IDW is even worse.

IDW Publishing’s Editorial Director of Graphic Novels & Collections Justin Eisinger threatened to kill President Donald Trump and threatened violence against his supporters. Eisinger implied President Donald Trump should be taken to the guillotine and have his head chopped off just like they did during the French Revolution. But before he threatened to kill Trump via guillotine he promoted violence against Trump supporters by asking a reporter if she punched a Trump supporter in the face.

We’re in this to win this. But this isn’t a one-shot deal or a summer-long campaign. It’s going to be a long march to take an entire industry away from our cultural enemies. Fortunately, they are not only evil, they are also sick, stupid, and emotionally incontinent.

Under Buckley’s leadership, Marvel began successful annual publishing events that brought entire lines of books together, such as Civil War and Secret Wars, launched a series of reboots and rebrands and brought more ethnic and gender diversity to the company’s hero lineup… The promotion is seen partly as a doubling down of the company….

Yeah it is.


SJWs converge everything

Even hardcore liberal organizations are not immune from convergence:

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals. “Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

This is why even left-wing luminaries like Jordan Peterson are beginning to be concerned about SJWs. It’s not that they are on our side, not in the slightest. They simply don’t want to be subsumed and devoured, but they will be, because nothing short of the confident right-wing nationalism they also reject is capable of resisting those who can play the equality card with more credibility than traditional liberals, let alone cucks and conservatives.

Corporations can’t make money, colleges can’t educate, and civil liberties organizations can’t defend their very raison d’etre. Convergence is corporate cancer.