I guess this was Thanksgiving or shopping weekend or something for Americans? I don’t know. I’m Canadian and I eat my turkey in October and do my Christmas shopping in August like a responsible consumer. In the meantime, stuff has been happening in the comics world.
What Happens in Secret Library Cabal…
Comicsgate spokesperson Ethan Van Sciver knows how to take one remote experience and turn it into full on propaganda. Apparently, according to EVS, librarians enjoy significant influence over comics publishing companies. Comics historian, librarian educator, Dr. Carol Tilley and several actual librarians indicate otherwise.
WWAC asked some of our own librarian colleagues for further insight, but they refused to divulge further details, indicating ominously that “there are rules…” before donning the hoods of their cloaks and chanting ominously in an unintelligible language.
When Mainstream Media Notices
Piracy is a continuing issue with many industries, but comic creators have been speaking up about it online recently, having grown tired of the excuses they keep hearing justifying the digital theft. Mainstream media is now reporting on this as a “rising” problem.
Chinese Politics vs Batman
DC Comics has pulled a poster for an upcoming Batman title after Chinese nationals condemned the image of Batman holding a molotov cocktail for allegedly referencing the black-clad Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.
The image was deleted from DC’s social media, but, according to Bleeding Cool, the cover for Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight: Golden Child #1, drawn by Rafael Grampa, will not change. But the social media deletions means that DC Comics joins AT&T, Blizzard Entertainment, and Disney in the growing number of large companies who continue to submit to the Chinese government’s political pressures.