As Mainstream Comic Woes Continue, DC Turns Batman Into Porn

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We’ve seen a whole new push by establishment comic artists and writers to try to denounce a consumer revolt against Marvel and DC products, which is largely due to a crowd anger against forced political correctness and extreme left wing ideology forced into the comic industry. As anyone who has read this blog over the last two years has seen, the political elements from the left have reached proportions we never could have even dreamed when I first started writing about the topic.

It’s so tribal now, the establishment is showing their true colors. Instead of quietly blacklsting, big name pencilers like Mike Deodato Jr. are now openly advocating the blacklisting of his conservative counterparts in the industry. They’re growing more desperate among the elites. They’ll make wild claims as to the reasons why, echoing Hillary Clinton’s epic rant in the 2016 campaign (racist, sexist, homophobic!) to where you can almost play bingo with the words. It makes it clear by the sheer volume and the exact wording used that this is directed, and I await the day where we see the company emails that tell these people to do this.

Perhaps they think it’s a PR move to save their dying industry, but what it does is gets more fans angry. Deodato doesn’t understand that when he posts gleeful rants about how he’s thrilled fellow professional, family man, and mild-mannered artist Mike S. Miller is removed from a convention over what appears to be politics, he looks like a bully trying to hurt a smaller artist to most of the outside world. Audiences don’t like bullies.

All this is coming after word that IDW’s 3rd Quarter Reports are disastrous for the company, a crazy thing with all of the big properties they represent (star trek, ghostbusters and more), and rumors that Marvel is in even worse shape for the year. It comes down to the business is losing customers, and they’re very obviously going to these high-profile indiegogos by conservative and moderate artists who are revolting against the system and doing their own thing.

DC is getting particularly desperate, as mentioned above, as it’s come out that Batman has a new “mature audiences” line. In this line DC wanted to show how “edgy” they are — and they are doing it to get attention whether negative or positive for gimmick sales, so in some way I am giving them what they want — but in this book they push the boundaries so far into porn that it’s no wonder readers don’t want to check this out when they see superhero books.

There’s a scene in the book where batman literally shakes off his clothes for two pages, and it climaxes with a graphic picture of the Bat-Schlong. There’s no need for this story wise as it’s just a scene of him in the bat cave…. and by the picture it looks like batman, while he’s crime fighting and entering what would probably be a very cold cave, appears to be very aroused.

It’s a disgusting use of a children’s character and it shows that DC is really just in this to push hyper-sexualized degeneracy as we all have been talking about for a long time. They have no moral compass that aligns with readers. Batman as you know him for all intents and purposes is dead.

These companies can’t compete with just their base stories. They don’t have any to tell because the people they hire are nihilists and anti-American. They can’t manage American Mythos from this perspective because that is not a perspective of the people.

They’re only going to lash out more. No “proof” of anyone’s “social goodness” is going to do anything for these people. It boggles my mind some in the resistance side are trying to do this. This is a scared industry lashing out at the consumers because they’ve failed, and they know it. Act accordingly and support indie comics.

You can support my new project The Ember War, which is an adaptation of another indie novel by Richard Fox. We’ve been paving the way in comics and books to make a change in the culture, to bring it back to fun, heroic adventures. The Ember War is fun and is something you can share with your family (not too young of children cuz aliens are scary!). Check it out here.

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Want To Leave An Amazon Review? Not If You’ve Read My Books!

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My title doesn’t make much sense because of course you’d have to read my books in order to leave an accurate Amazon review. At least, that would be the conventional wisdom.

Yesterday I received a message from a reader that he attempted to leave a review for my #1 Bestselling novella, Knight Training, and Amazon wouldn’t post it because they believed it was a “biased review.” They claimed his prior review on For Steam And Country — a favorable review for the book and the book where he discovered my existence– violated their terms of service and posting more reviews would be biased. This was the message he received:

So because he liked my first book, now he can’t review the rest of the series including book 2, the blood of giants. It boggles my mind.

Every reader of a book 2 will have read book one first, and hopefully will have reviewed book one first. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. Amazon’s gone over the line this time in their push.

I found out this didn’t only happen to me, but happened to another reader who read the Alt-Hero comic books. She enjoyed the first one, left a review, and tried to leave a review on the second, and same thing.

I’ve not heard if this has happened to authors on the left and can’t confirm whether they’re targeting right wing authors specifically. I’d be interested to hear from other indie authors if they’ve had this experience.

Either way, this is a very troubling precedent as it makes it very hard for an indie author to get honest reviews from people who actually read the books. Not only is this a burden to other customers surfing, but it’s a burden to me as I need to see the feedback from my audience as to what they want and what they don’t so I can further hone my future books to what they’re looking for in a read. It’s going to hurt indie authors if we can’t get reviews from people who actually purchase the projects. Amazon needs to back off of these extreme measures and simply ONLY allow verified purchases to review the products. It would solve everything very quickly.

The only work around for us is services other than Amazon. I’m doing very well on indiegogo. Maybe I should start launching my actual novels there if I can’t get reviews for marketing on Amazon. Judging from my $8,000+ first day when I only made $3,000 on my first day last time, the readers seem to be loving my work. Back it now.

 

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Marvel’s Ties With The Clintons And Islam

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Vox Day broke an incredible story this morning which bears repeating: Marvel’s deep dive into Islam and the Deep State. A reader of his uncovered some information regarding the relationship of Marvel’s VP of content and character development in conjunction with both the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation as well as UN Funding.

ComicsGate may not be up against just SJWs, but various third string proxies of the Swamp.

Sana Amanat, Marvel’s Muslim VP of Content and Character Development and Ms. Marvel co-creator, is the cousin of Huma Abedin, Hilary Clinton’s longtime aide. Two of Sana Amanat’s brothers have been prosecuted by the DOJ. The Amanat family donated as much as $1.2 million dollars to various Clinton foundations and initiatives. In turn, perhaps due to their family connection to Huma, the Clinton State Department assisted two of Sana’s brothers in accessing UN funds and partnerships, along with directly granting $1.35 million via the State Department for their non-profit groups. Sana herself was on the board of one of these non-profits, which received at least $100,000 from the State Department.

A non-profit Omar Amanat co-founded, Soliya, received a $1.25 million grant from the State Department. Soliya advocated for the (i) promotion of and (ii) provision of funding for positive portrayals of minorities, particularly Muslims in media, even if this meant funding commercially unsuccessful projects for a time, due to their enhancement of both minority self-perception and overall public inclusiveness. This business philosophy seems reflected in some of the publishing decisions made by Marvel.

Sana’s brother Omar has been documented by various journalists as having made multiple generous bids at Richard Branson’s past charity auctions. Sana Amanat began her career at Branson’s newly created Virgin Comics, which only existed from 2006-2008 before being sold by Branson. Sana was employed at Virgin from 2007 to 2008, before she then joined Marvel in 2009.

Sana’s aunt and Huma’s mother is a noted, prominent Saudi Arabian member of the Muslim Sisterhood. Marvel has recently received favorable treatment from the Saudis, including recent screenings of Black Panther that ended a national 35 year cinema ban and co-operative involvement in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative.

Marvel has newly expanded Sana’s role, though she remains a comic book editor, making her an executive producer on a forthcoming Marvel animated film, despite her complete lack of experience as a film producer.

This information casts a new light on why Marvel works so hard at pushing Ms. Marvel, even though it hasn’t been selling well by all accounts — and conversely why, despite not seeing much success by any other metric, it continues to stay at #1 in Superhero Comics on Amazon. It appears there are some shenanigans involved in keeping that book in place, and that this character is being forced on us for much deeper reasons than simply wanting to “promote diversity.” This is propaganda trying to influence US culture on a global level.

I keep trying to tell people that these movements are not grass roots, there’s not single people who just rise to the top and get there on their own in these circles. It’s always coordinated, it’s always got either deep pockets trying to manipulate a narrative, or reshape the thoughts of our youths. Once you discover it in the major news realm, these kind of stories pop up in a lot of different places, and there’s usually much bigger explanations involved in what’s going on.

Another big development unrelated to comics but illustrating the point came from Twitter yesterday, where dozens of blue check mark twitter verified “journalists” all used the same language in conjunection with the supreme court confirmation of Kavanagh. Each of them called the smear campaign against him a “credible accusation” — using that terminology intentionally to in essence public opinion try him without a trial. The language is designed to manipulate and convict (after all, it’s credible) without real evidence against him. And all of these outlets posted it simultaneously.

It’s very shady how we’re manipulated as a society, both in the corporate content produced and in the way the fake news attempts to create narratives and build their fictions into reality.

Watch out. And the best thing you can do is support indie content creators like myself. I don’t have a PR team or a group from Saudi Arabia to prop up my sales numbers. All I have is you. The third book in my trilogy is coming out later this month. Make sure to get on book one and two now so we can have any chance at displacing some of the content that has the corporate backing above us.

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Worldcon Is Failing While The SJWs Sit And Laugh About It

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The SJWs on File 770 gleefully cheered about how the Hugo voting this year was up…. compared to 2013, which is when the award voting was at a drastic low. They’re declaring victory in a year where it’s still fresh in people’s minds exactly what the hugo is, mainly because of the free publicity it was given by Larry Correia, Brad Torgersen, Sarah Hoyt, and Vox Day. The fact that it’s up from this point is almost entirely due to them, as the award voting was on a downward trajectory before they got involved.

And the odd part is, that’s why they got involved. They saw an increasingly small insular group getting together to give the award based on politics rather than merit, and they decided to do something about it. Their efforts paid off in terms of getting fans to tune in.

Graph courtesy of File 770:

2014 marked the first year Mr. Correia started getting involved in his slate, and there was a huge increase because of it. 2015 was the year when everything really took off and we see the memberships shot through the roof. 2017 marked the last push as the award nomination process changed and we’re seeing the trends back downward because every moderate and conservative fan is tuning back out.

We’ll see the numbers drop back to 2012-2013 levels I believe by 2022, as the award loses its appeal and meaning since they’re just giving it to the same people every year.

It’s interesting to watch the victory declared, however, when their actions turned off a large portion of the audience from caring. It’ll be interesting to see the dragon award voting numbers come out. I imagine it’ll be at least five times what we’re seeing here. The Dragons reflect what readers want these days.

And readers want airships! That’s what mine told me at least. Make sure to pick up For Steam And Country and The Blood of Giants in preparation for the final book in the trilogy, coming out in just a couple of weeks!

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Hit By A Hacker Attack

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Over the weekend, you may have noticed my site went down. That’s why there was no blog yesterday or the day before.

What happened was, someone hacked into my hosting account. They purposefully took down the website and tried to lock me out. I had to go through a number of hoops yesterday to restore the account, and I believe we are safe again with precautions I’ve now put into place, but it’s very disconcerting, especially given the timing of the attack.

If you look at last week, I wrote a blog calling out a certain “game designer” and on the other front, the comic book movement I’ve been integral in getting going both took more heat than ever before — with a bunch of randos coming out and blasting me and others personally– and blew up internally with an outrage mob which isn’t healthy at all.

I don’t know who the culprit is, but it’s likely from one of those groups, and I know the attack means I’m very well over the target, and what I’m doing here is VERY effective.

On my front, I’m keeping my head down, trying to get projects done. I have a lot to push forward especially in the next couple of months and I need complete focus in order to get everything done. There’s a lot of fun books coming and I can’t wait to show them all to you.

For now, make sure to read and check out The Blood Of Giants, the sequel to my award winning steampunk novel, For Steam And Country. Book 3 is going to be hitting soon to complete a trilogy and you’ll want to be caught up as the action’s getting VERY intense for plucky young Zaira and company.

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Did Zoe Quinn Defraud Kickstarter Backers?

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Yesterday the internet started blowing up at Chuck Tingle, the silly erotica author who we all know from his ridiculous book titles. At the beginning of 2017, he partnered with Zoe Quinn to make a video game based on his book series. They did this on Kickstarter and raised about $85,000. All looked okay for the first year of waiting… but curiously, updates stopped coming to backers at January 2018.

Customers started to ask Chuck Tingle what gives.

Bizarrely, Tingle started to lash out at fans, sending weird all caps rants that he has nothing to do with any video game and that they shouldn’t be bothering him.

But if that’s the case, what happened with this kickstarter? There is documentation online where Quinn asks Tingle if she can make the game, he says yes, and the kickstarter’s theme looks very in line with his properties. It’s all very odd.

There must have been substantive pressure put on Quinn by Tingle and fans from this because she eventually addressed the matter by making a rambling tweet thread about it:

This is the interesting tweet, in which Quinn admits she blew through all the money on the kickstarter. She doesn’t elaborate how, and why it would cause such a problem when it vastly exceeded the goal. Didn’t she know how much it would cost to make this? It’s very odd, and the game itself didn’t look to have much depth to it or appear to be something that would take all that much time. This was a silly thing after all. So how two years and $85k later can someone go broke and “still be working on it” with absolutely nothing to show to backers on progress?


Instead of owning up to her having spent the money and not made the game, she immediately went to identity politics. This is a standard way for her to operate and for the SJWs in all entertainment industries when they fail to deliver products because they are typically focused on themselves and not actually producing their content. We see this in comics with B. Clay Moore’s comic Kickstarter where he also ran out of money to produce the book. The stories are the same, there’s always a lot of excuses. Is Quinn even a minority or a marginalized person though? She brags on the same thread about having a book tour and a hugo award nomination. It seems like the establishment cultural elite have completely accepted her… despite her failure to deliver. And with the amount of press that Polygon and others gave to hype this video game, you’d think they’d be slightly concerned for their readers that they pushed into backing this? I’ll hold my breath waiting for an article on this from them.

It’s conjecture as to what Quinn did with the money or if she will ever deliver a game at this point, but if I were a backer, I’d be livid. Especially given the next posts where she says she’s too busy vacationing overseas and having fun and talks about how great her life is despite the “trolls” by which she defines as customers who want their product she didn’t deliver:

 

Remember, if you want a product that you paid for and didn’t get, you’re sapping her joy in bad faith.

What a bizarre world in which we live. And remember, this is who DC Comics now hires to make their books. People who are mired in identity politics who hate their own customers. How much longer will DC last?

I produce what I say I’m going to produce, by contrast. Flying Sparks is already done. I’m waiting on some of the high rezz file and we’ll be getting to the printer immediately. There won’t be a long wait for this book. You can still late back on IndieGoGo here. You’ll see what professionalism and real delivery looks like by contrast to the above.

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The Breitweisers Back Out Of Convention Because Of Unsafe Environment

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Conservative creators have had issues at conventions for about a year now. It started with Worldcon 76’s unwillingness to protect me despite the fact that I had credible threats against me, which I sent to them and, instead of taking actions to help authors creators, they banned me because of my outspoken political views.

This opened a cascade of conventions treating professionals on the right side of the aisle as inhuman:

  • Actor Kevin Sorbo was threatened that he was not allowed to attend East Coast Comic Con because he was friends with Sean Hannity.
  • John Ringo was removed from ConCarolinas after they refused to keep him safe from SJW attack mobs.
  • Larry Correia was removed from Origins Game Fair, despite having a very popular RPG coming out for his books, because of SJW hate mobs descending on him.
  • Jeremy Hambly, known as The Quartering, was sucker punched at GenCon by an extreme left wing activist game designer. GenCon started banning people who even asked them questions about the incident from their chats, and they went on to promote the game by the designer who punched him during the convention, instead of taking action to remove the threat.

The message is clear: conventions are not safe for conservative creators, the attempts to keep us out and away from meeting and interacting with fans is escalating toward violence, and conventions actually take the side of the violent perpetrators rather than the professionals who are just trying to sell books.

It’s making it nearly impossible to have public appearances.

Meanwhile, the creators on the left who say the most horrific things, threaten violence online, rile up hate mobs are all treated as if they’re the most important people in the room.

It’s no wonder Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, creators of the very popular Red Rooster comic, feel like they will be unsafe at this con that’s coming up, especially given strange videos on the internet by people who are saying they’re going to “confront” comicsgate creators. There’s a cosplayer who uses her entire twitter account to threaten harassment of right wing pros, and let’s not forget last year when industry professionals themselves threatened Richard C. Meyer to try to harass him out of New York Comic Con.

Conventions need to step up their commitment to authors and creators, because we are the draw. The fans want to see us, to hang out with us, and we want to give back to the fans as well. But in this environment where conventions won’t even acknowledge the threats and violence done to this side of the political aisle — seeming to take these positions because they agree with violence or worse being done to us — it’s making the environment worse. Convention organizers need to step up and say they will protect all guests from violence and harassment, no matter the political persuasion, and make clear statements so fandom can be safe for us in the future.

In The Blood Of Giants, Zaira Von Monocle travel to a foreign continent and finds  the environment is anything but safe. But she has no choice to remove herself because her kingdom back home is on the line if she doesn’t find a cure to the strange super-soldier serum the Wyranth have been ingesting. Read the book here and see what everyone’s saying is my best book to date.

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Will SFWA Act Like A Professional Organization This Time?

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Last week saw the end of my Flying Sparks IndieGoGo campaign, which has now made over $28,000. As a single work graphic novel, it by itself makes more money than most members of SFWA have made in writing in their entire lifetimes. Under the rules of the guild, a single qualifying work of $3,000 or more is needed to prove professional standards for an active membership.

Last December, I applied to SFWA based on other qualifications which were true and correct. The guild at the time decided to find an obscure rule which says they can not admit someone for “any reason”, and turned the guild from a professional organization, to a in-club of political shilling and a personal private club for a few of its members who hold personal animus against me over my political outspokenness.

They’ve had new board elections since that time, and so I decided with the close of the Flying Sparks campaign I would apply again, and see if they will act like a guild for professional writers this time.

It’s important that they do, because they represent as a group the science fiction publishing industry at large, I say industry, not “writing group” as this is supposed to be a club where it’s sales-based, to show that someone is actually making a career of this and to uplift other writers making careers of this, because it’s hard enough out there. I am doing this. I am succeeding despite several people trying to hold me down, to force me out of writing, to force me out of publishing, and blacklisting me.

SFWA’s membership committee must act right this time if they are to continue to be a writer’s guild in the future. End the personal hate nonsense and let’s move forward as professionals.

We’ll see how this goes. My application should be very quickly read and approved given how well I’m doing in the industry.

In the meantime, read my new book, The Blood Of Giants. It’s the best book I’ve ever written, is already getting great reviews, and is pure fun in the way science fiction is supposed to be. Check it out here.  And make sure to leave reviews!

 

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The Anti-ComicsGate Industry Surge Is About Harassing And Scaring People

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I was shocked yesterday to see the attack on Alterna Comics, a small independent comic creator on the East Coast. They’ve been innovating within the industry by bringing back newsprint — making comic books affordable for everyone. I pick up their entire line and it’s usually between $6-10 a month just because of their titles being $1.50 each. It’s amazing!

They’ve been an apolitical group, really focusing on creating great comics in 3 different genres: sci-fi, horror, and an all ages line. It’s been really great all the way around. Best part is they’ve been working with smaller creators who don’t get political in their work, so it’s been a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the industry.

The industry can’t have that!

Yesterday, editor Jennifer de Guzman from DC Comics came after a SMALL PRESS INDIE PUBLISHER (emphasis intentional because this is mind-boggling), attacking him on twitter for NOT DENOUNCING READERS.

I’m serious. This is how far the comic industry has gone. She sicced him good, and riled up several other comic creators to say how disappointed they were in Alterna Comics for the simple act of producing comics, sticking with their guns of being politcs-free, and catering to readers. Alterna didn’t endorse any movements, they didn’t say anything that would signal one way or another, they weren’t even rude to the attacks on them, they simply said they value all readers who buy their comics.

And shouldn’t they?

Not in SJW world. SJWs would rather not have readers if they’re not the approved people, that’s been the whole point of comicsgate all along. Half the country doesn’t even have a single book by the big companies that is geared toward them. They don’t have a single representative within the writing community at these companies, and when one is outed, they never work there again.

Alterna simply says “we just are here to create comics. We love comics. Comics are for everyone.”

And that’s a major problem to the point where these SJWs have to shake them down.

They showed their true stripes this last weekend with this, and with a Marvel/DC artist sending pictures of his butthole publicly to Ethan Van Sciver and tagging him. This is the most unprofessional, disgusting industry where people would do that. These aren’t fans fed up with bad products, these are the top professionals trying to abuse and hurt people because they don’t like that there’s alternatives coming up to the work they’re putting out. They’re running scared and they’re getting abusive.

And they don’t seem to have anything else. All they have now is to try to harass us so hard that we disappear. What they don’t realize is, we’re not going to. It only makes us stronger. We are not afraid of them. We are comicsgate.

If you like my articles, make sure to check out my work Flying Sparks! It’s done lettering now and I’m waiting on the print and the stretch goal interior cover and it’ll be off to the printers. When that happens, store’s going down. Get it now!

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This Is It. The Last Hurrah!

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For Flying Sparks that is.

It’s been a wild ride on this indiegogo campaign. I could have never expected receiving this incredible level of support for my comic, Flying Sparks.

It really is a testament to this movement and how we’re changing the industry. Most crowdfunds for first time indie comics creators are barely able to get 100 backers, we’re approaching 600 as this camapign comes to a close. Why? Because people want fresh, fun superhero stories without a heavy-handed political agenda condescending them as readers.

And I’ve provided that.

Flying Sparks has the superhero for marvel and dc. It has a rich, deep world which will only expand in years to come because you’re demanding it. I’m going to bring you the best characterization in the business with intense personal moments that matter, that develop characters, and that are up there with the epic superhero battles in drama. The folk helping me with proofreading at the end of this campaign are telling me this is an awesome set up to a world, and already they can’t wait for more.

Please as you go out today, tell your friends about Flying Sparks, that it’s the last day for the campaign, that we can finish strong and have a real shot at hitting that $25,000 stretch goal for the cool character bios. This Is going to be a really fun story and I am truly humbled that you guys have made it possible for me to start a professional career in comics. I have a lot in the pipeline already as a follow up and this is only going to get bigger and better.

Back Flying Sparks today!

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