Marvel Comics has really been striking out with conservative fans lately, thanks in large part to a massive push for their version of “diversity.”
The publisher’s VP even stated shoving “diversity” down the throats of consumers has backfired big time, resulting in a massive down-tick in sales.
It started with turning Thor into a woman, then progressed to making a brand new Captain America pro-illegal immigration, then moved on to making the original Cap — Steve Rogers — a Nazi Hydra agent.
In various books you’ll be treated to homosexual weddings, two males kissing, and on it goes.
While these are some egregious examples of leftist propaganda being thrust into mainstream culture, they’re nothing compared to what artist Ardian Syaf snuck into an issue of X-Men: Gold, which resulted in the book being yanked from store shelves.
Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf is said to have added hidden references to the Koran – and the number ‘212’, referring to Muslim protests against the Christian governor of Jakarta.
Syaf said, ‘This is a special memory for me. The number is a peace act, when a governor did blasphemy to our holy book.’
In another frame, Jewish character Kitty Pryde is seen in front of the word ‘Jew’, and next to a man wearing a T-shirt saying ‘51’ – believed to refer to a verse of the Koran which says, ‘O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies.
Marvel issued a statement saying that the company had no knowledge of the hidden messages, and saying, ‘disciplinary action is being taken.’
This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.’
Syaf defended himself on Facebook saying, ‘I don’t hate Jews or Christians, I worked with them for 10 years. A lot of good friends too. For all that happened I apologise sincerely.’
Why is it leftists are so “tolerant” until they come across a Christian?
What makes this especially appalling is that Syaf pulled this stunt in a book that features a cast of characters symbolic of the turmoil black people endured during the Civil Rights movement.
Additionally, though the comic book industry enjoys an adult audience, impressionable kids still do read them.
Marvel has been doing their best to appeal to the SJW crowd out there, and in doing so, have alienated core fans from their brand.
It’s time to get back to basics, to return to good storytelling and character development, allowing new arcs to flow freely, rather than forcing a leftist agenda on the masses.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]