The Legend Chuck Dixon addresses the recent ComicsGate controversy in a considerably different manner than most of his fellow “professionals”:
“It’s not about stopping anybody from doing anything. You are free to do whatever comics you want. We’ll leave you alone to do your comics, and you leave us alone to do our comics. It’s really as simple as that. And the comics aren’t about everyone else’s comics. They’re just our comics.”
Dixon would hammer his point home:
“I guess because of the reaction to Comicsgate, we are put in the position of being anti-authoritarian, which is fine with me because I am anti-authoritarian anyway. I’ve never liked anyone telling me what to do creatively especially on creator owned projects. It’s my work. I’m going to do whatever I want. And I apologize to no one. These false associations they make with white supremacy, bigotry and homophobia. These are all just catch phrases they use to silence anybody who doesn’t agree with them. What’s silly is, it’s not about not agreeing with them. It’s about doing our own work. Is it a reaction to the market and what’s going on? Yes, it is. We aren’t out to censor or ban anyone, we are just offering an alternative.”
That’s really the point. We’ll do what we want to do. The SJWs at the converged comics publishers will continue to do what they want to do. And may the readers read and support whatever it is they prefer to read and support.
And in the event there happen to be sane and talented individuals working with those SJW-converged companies who are not being permitted to do whatever it is they want to do for whatever reason, well, that’s exactly what Dark Legion is for.
Chuck Dixon’s Avalon #2: Rulebreaker, is currently available from Arkhaven Comics in Kindle and Kindle Unlimited digital editions. It will be available in print next week.
I thought this comment at Bounding Into Comics was a positive indicator that some readers are beginning to simply judge Arkhaven’s comics on their various merits rather than their genesis.
Dixon is a class act. His Arkhaven comics are great…. I could give less of a shit about Vox Day or his politics, but his comics are good, they come out regularly (unlike all this indiegogo shit being late) and they are 3 dollars mostly, a few longer ones are 8. Not to mention they are entertaining. Misconception people have is “Alt-Hero” means “Alt-Right” but that is only if you are an EVS drone, it refers to the word “Alternative” which some comic readers may actually have the vocabulary to understand it. I read its first 4 issues and its light on the politics unless you call Antifa a force for good.
I do find it interesting that literally no one has ever bothered to ask me what “Alt★Hero” stands for. Everyone has always just assumed that it must have something to do with the “Alt Right”. But it doesn’t, it didn’t, and it never has. I have always intended the Alt★Heroes to be an alternative to the outdated heroes of Marvel and DC, not to the neocons and the American conservative movement.
And as our readers know, Arkhaven’s Alt★Heroes espouse a very broad range of ideologies, from the bureaucratic globalism of Captain Europa to the hard nationalism of Michael Martel and the imperialistic communism of the Gods of Peaceful Sleep.
UPDATE: Meanwhile it looks like at least one SJW in comics may discover that interfering with the business relationships of one’s competitors is unwise.
Diversity & Comics YouTuber Richard Meyer has launched a civil suit against comic book writer Mark Waid. Filed on the 19th of September with the United States District Court in Austin, it claims ‘tortious interference with contract and defamation’. Meyer is represented by lawyers Daniel H Byrne and Dale L Roberts, of the legal firm Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap of Austin, Texas. Mark Waid is being represented by Mark S. Zaid, who is the founding partner of his own firm.
Antarctic Press claims their decision to cancel their publishing contract with Meyer was not related to Mark Waid’s efforts to convince them to do so, but then, confirming or refuting such claims is exactly what discovery is for. What I find interesting is that Marvel appears to have Waid’s back here, given the high-powered, politically connected nature of his lawyer.