Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Captain America Takes a Jab at the Tea Party Crowd


“Tea Bag the Libs Before They Tea Bag You!,” reads one of several signs being hoisted by fictional tea party protestors in a recent issue of Marvel comic’s Captain America.

After receiving numerous complaints from the loyal readers of Marvel’s patriotic icon, the writer of the issue, Ed Brubaker, was quick to distance himself.  “I don't know who did it, probably someone who thought it was funny.  I didn't think so, personally. That's the sign being changed to something more generic for the trade reprint, because I and my editor were both shocked to see it.”

Brubaker may not be responsible directly for the sign, but he certainly is responsible for the racist implications made by the Falcon, one of Marvel’s black superheroes, when he stated to Captain America that he wouldn’t be welcome in the crowd of “angry white folks”.

Having somewhat of an insiders view of the comic industry, we here at theKansasCitian are not surprised in the least bit by the blatant attempt to demean the Tea Party movement by the writer, letterer, or whomever inserted the language on the sign.  As with most creative media outlets, the comic industry is dominated by uber-leftists. So, it’s no surprise that a character like Captain America, created as an icon to America and patriotism has been perverted into a character that would sooner embrace a socialist world government than fight for liberty and the American way.

With comics like Spider-man dedicating an entire issue to the inauguration of our Dear Leader Barrack Hussein Obama or Captain America shitting on freedom loving patriots, readers are abandoning the decades-old medium in ever greater numbers, in much the same way they are mainstream news outlets, for alternatives that more accurately reflect their views.  Until comic industry writers and artists come to terms with the fact that the majority of Americans and their audience identify more with “teabaggers”, as they would call them, than they do with leftist elitists that trend is not likely to reverse.

Here’s a hint for all our comic book buddies… Republicans buy comics too.

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