It’s been a wild 24 hours.
I got a nice apology email from Kickstarter telling me the book’s been fully restored and it was an error on their part. I’ve confirmed that FULL searchability is back on the site!
Now people can finally search for Dynamite Thor and find and discover the book. We’re WAY behind though because we’ve missed that launch window where people were seeing it for the first time, the book being effectively erased for a week. So Dynamite Thor needs your support more than ever. It also needs you to share this story and the book!
It goes to show, despite the narrative, kickstarter is not the enemy. We may have had a rogue employee inside who tried to push against the book, but when it got seen by general customer service and escalated, they did the right thing. They’re not here to mess with our comics, they’re here to be a platform where comics can be created and spread among a general readership.
It’s great. And we’re FUNDED even despite all the odds!
But the weird part is embattled Former DC Artist Mike S. Miller (Injustice, Game of Thrones) went on a bizarre rant yesterday on his Bible-reading stream — yes, in theory, supposed to be a show about promoting Christianity and you’d think he’d stand WITH his Christian brother — to call for Dymamite Thor’s cancellation.
He demanded I just give up and take my ball and go home, acting like my book is some sort of incredible failure despite it funding under these circumstances.
He also threatened to ban me from his youtube chat because one of his moderators and good customers brought up the book in the first place — which is what made him go on the rant. A strange, anti-customer behavior just to try to get at me.
I’ve never seen such abject hatred or derangement from another indie comic creator. Even creators on the left are civil to me, even Ethan Van Sciver calls me and at least tries to dial things down from time to time — but Mike Miller pushes this insanity to new levels.
Mike is in a precarious position. He’s lost ComicsGate support so he’s trying to rebrand himself as “The MAGA/Christian guy to cult follow.” Unfortunately for Mike, he’s spent his time kissing up hard to never-Trumpers like Ben Shapiro while attacking major Trump-supporting indie creators like me, and preaches the insidious prosperity doctrine on his channel, using Bible shows to shoehorn verses into whatever his behavior is at the moment to try to justify it.
It’s a bad look, and I doubt MAGA/Christian readers will respond, especially when he goes so far as to push cancel culture on a stalwart creator who’s been for both of these causes forever. It appears like an insincere desperate attempt at relevancy.
But I will not bow to the pressure from people like Miller. I’ve dealt with this since I’ve come on the scene. When you’re the real deal, these types come out of the woodwork and this is what happens. As Christ said in John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”
Ire from the false teachers like Miller is expected. We just have to keep moving forward, keep producing and keep winning the battles like we have with Kickstarter.
Back Dynamite Thor today and show your support for the REAL change in indie comics, a producer who creates regularly, shares your values, never waivers, never changes. We are the future while DC Artists are a thing of the past.