Fan outrage kills Marvel's deal to promote real-world arms-dealers in Avengers comics


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/08/no-pasaran-2.html


#2

https://twitter.com/lanadelraytheon/status/916365374307786752

https://twitter.com/lanadelraytheon/status/916469947919769601


#3

So Steve Rogers isn’t the only closet fascist at Marvel?


#4

To anyone just discovering some connection between popular writing, the military complex, and the latter’s subservient politicos who wish you to be more than happy with some multi-billion dollar weapon/system sale to some repressive, yet – WOO! HOO! – friendly to US country, please refrain from evoking now trite declarations of “late stage capitalism”. This stuff has been going on since before you were born.


#5

Yup.


#6

Man, I guess times have changed since the days of Captain America punching Nazis and Japanese and Bugs Bunny and Micky Mouse making short films for edutainment. I guess WWII was the last war most people supported.

Personally I’d like to some day get a copy of the late great Will Eisner’s how-to take care of your M-16 the Army commissioned.

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http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/


#7

Yet another tone deaf act, from tone deaf assholes.


#8

Not shocked that this collab happened in the first place seeing who Marvel’s ceo is


#9

Um, whoa there. Northrop Grumman is part of the military-industrial complex, for sure. The placement is probably objectionable.

But it’s not as though they’re a corporate incarnation of Nic Cage’s character from Lord of War either.


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#12

“There are many comics like it, but this one is mine!”


#13

Doesn’t Marvell already have Tony Stark for these sorts of jobs?


#14

Oy. And the writing (to go by that one panel) is atrocious too. I wonder if NG participated in the script? I’m confused by “down with the man,” though. Don’t you say, “I’m down with that” as a statement of approval? I know, codger alert.


#15

Anyone have any good sources on the corporate history of Northropp Grumman?

Arms dealers usually have a sketchy past.

A quick Google suggests more of an aerospace than munitions history, but there’s plenty of dodgy on that side as well.


#16

Didn’t that guy do more import/export work for value-oriented customers looking for mature weapons solutions and discretion; rather than conventional military contracting?


#17

I hope N.G.E.N. gets a cameo in Infinity War.


#18

No, they’re closer to Stark Industries at the beginning of the first Iron Man film.


#19

IKR? It’s enough to condemn the whole thing as a complete pile of shit. Get a load of the coffee cup!


#20

Of course Iron Man has always been a defense contractor superhero, that was the whole point.


#21

The funniest thing is that people are trying to spin this as Marvel being unpatriotic but Northrop Grumman has been sued like 2 or 3 times for ripping off the military.