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Marvel Cancels Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Lives Matter Comic Due to Poor Sales

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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No sale for the SJW themed comics from Marvel. It did in fact make it through 2 issues (bad sales) and there is going to be 6 total then it is done. Are these future collector's editions?


No one is buying Marvel’s lineup of social justice-themed comics. It’s no surprise, given that few readers want politics to be forced down their throats. Thus liberal darling Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey’s Black Panther & The Crew is getting the axe after poor sales, just two issues after its launch. Its cancellation comes just weeks after a Marvel VP revealed that comics with forced messages of “diversity” were responsible for the publisher’s sales slump.


A couple of writers take issue with Marvel's decision that Marvel is cancelling the only all majority black-you can guess the rest.

heatst.com...
Gizmodo writer Charles Pulliam-Moore takes issue with Marvel’s business decision, to opine how the publisher was cancelling the only mainstream comic featuring a “majority-black” (a misnomer) cast of characters. Describing it as a “bad look” for Marvel, the writer says the publisher should have considered “more thoughtful approaches” instead of cancelling the underperforming title.




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Apparently, to comicbook readers, black lives don't matter?


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: WeLovePutin

Surprisingly enough there is little call for SJW comics?

I wonder if there was any consumer research or did Marvel kinda take a guess at it?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

"More thoughtful approaches to cancel an underperforming title"??
What are they supposed to do when it's sales stink to high heaven? Just keep printing the garbage while they keep losing money?
Marvel is a bunch of dumbasses to think that idea was good to begin with.
Is there a black super hero in any of Marvel's stuff right now?
If not, maybe that would be a better idea.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: WeLovePutin

Surprisingly enough there is little call for SJW comics?

I wonder if there was any consumer research or did Marvel kinda take a guess at it?
When you already live in fantasy , it's pretty hard to push it any further...

Considering 60+ % of these idiots do illicit drugs, sell illicit drugs for a living, and don't get up before the crack of noon- I really don't care.

I'm actually disappointed Marvel has made a comic about it. I used to enjoy certain comics from them, but now that I know they're on that bus- I'm getting off. ..



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

People read comics to escape not to be fed someone's sick political agenda.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:28 PM
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A shame really.

Black Panther could be a really interesting character. Stan Lee created him to turn tropes on their head, and this is a good time to do that. Too bad it sounds like Marvel didn't think outside the box.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

That is what I thought, who wants a heavy load of crap when they open a comic?

Judging from how fast Marvel dropped the SJW comic, I guess no one.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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I was looking forward to the scene where the androgynous villain actually apologized and then everyone went to kitten therapy after they forced the innocent bystanders to pay reparations.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I was looking forward to the scene where the androgynous villain actually apologized and then everyone went to kitten therapy after they forced the innocent bystanders to pay reparations.


And they could block traffic to get free cheetoh's...



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I was looking forward to the scene where the androgynous villain actually apologized and then everyone went to kitten therapy after they forced the innocent bystanders to pay reparations.


What comic are you writing, so much hatred there.

The villain is actually a hyper-masculine cisgender white guy who is wearing a sombrero and a kimono along with his KKK bedsheets.

Then the androgynous heroes get him to apologize, understand it was all a posture covering up for his homophobia because he was really gay all along. The villain comes out of the closet and they all go to kitten therapy together before beginning the crusade for reparations!



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

didn't they just scrap another comic for girls? sounds like the just getting rid of stuff costing more than its worth.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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Shocking the people who sit on twitter all day bitching don't actually buy the # they complain they need. This should be a lesson to all these companies. The only thing these people truly enjoy is the act of complaining, without their perceived victimhood to keep them going they'd have nothing.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: PepeTalk
Shocking the people who sit on twitter all day bitching don't actually buy the # they complain they need. This should be a lesson to all these companies. The only thing these people truly enjoy is the act of complaining, without their perceived victimhood to keep them going they'd have nothing.


It's difficult to buy something when you spend your entire day complaining about not having the money to buy stuff instead of actually getting a job and earning some $$$.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: DBCowboy
I was looking forward to the scene where the androgynous villain actually apologized and then everyone went to kitten therapy after they forced the innocent bystanders to pay reparations.


What comic are you writing, so much hatred there.

The villain is actually a hyper-masculine cisgender white guy who is wearing a sombrero and a kimono along with his KKK bedsheets.

Then the androgynous heroes get him to apologize, understand it was all a posture covering up for his homophobia because he was really gay all along. The villain comes out of the closet and they all go to kitten therapy together before beginning the crusade for reparations!

I'm a fan of the 1897 version.

Hey pa - who's that on the east bluff?
Bang!
Nobody anymore...

But what about his whit privileged, Trans gender , pro abortion, man hating ways?

They died 3 seconds ago, son. Now go milk the cows.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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nah,

I'm out.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Natas0114

Seriously though ...

Wakanda was envisioned as a technologically advanced Sub-Saharan African nation. Imagine the fun you could have researching Sub-Saharan tribal cultures and customs and more or less world-building a culture that could realistically support a technologically advanced and stable society and country.

Than imagine how the person who grew up in such a place would view the rest of the world and behave in it ...

Such an interesting idea and it's wasted.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Not to mention that most members of that group probably can't read anyway.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Natas0114

Seriously though ...

Wakanda was envisioned as a technologically advanced Sub-Saharan African nation. Imagine the fun you could have researching Sub-Saharan tribal cultures and customs and more or less world-building and culture that could realistically support a technologically advanced and stable society and country.

Than imagine how the person who grew up in such a place would view the rest of the world and behave in it ...

Such an interesting idea and it's wasted.


Nigeria is overlooked by western press.
Huge population. China and others are invested heavily.
No vibranium, but still a powerful country.


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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What's also bad is to try to sell a political message in a comic strip. It lowers the integrity of the message if it has to ride the coattails of commercialism.

If the message cannot resonate with the people on its own weight then it may be something deficient in the message
People gravitate naturally to a great and just message, and indeed, if comics were around the time of slavery they would buy an anti-slavery message in droves.




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