Well well well, would you look at that? Black Lives Matter inspired comic book Black Panther & The Crew is getting cancelled. It appears that BLM activists love to terrorize everyone in the name of taking a stand against “racist America”, but when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, there will be no support.
They like “free” stuff by means of looting, and destruction, but they are not going to buy a comic book to support their cause. This comic book, that is written by activist author Ta-Nehisi Coates was canceled after just two issues were published, however it will be finishing out the remainder of its six-issue run.
If you haven’t heard of it, I’ll give you a short summary. It is a comic that features a group of majority-black superheroes that include the following characters: Black Panther, Misty Knight, Luke Cage and Storm. There is one white person in the”crew” who is a Kung Fu hero, Iron Fist. The premise of the comic is based on their investigation into the case of a black civil rights activist who died while they were in police custody. It is set in a future New York city that is patrolled by robot police officers instead of humans. However, most of this plot seems to derive thematically from the Black Lives Matter playbook, where you have police officers beating up minorities for no reason and groups of local citizens on the verge of causing an outbreak of riots.
The author of the comic assured fans that the comic’s storyline would be wrapped up and the mystery as to how the civil rights activist died would be revealed with these last few issues.
Of course, the liberal comics community is in an uproar over Marvel cancelling their Black Lives Matter themed title. Their complaint is that Marvel spent no resources on advertising or pushing the comic on their fans. The site called the cancellation “keenly disappointing.”
The cancellation of Black Panther & The Crew comes shortly after a Marvel executive noted during an industry event that comics focused specifically on featuring diverse characters are not selling well.
Speaking at a Marvel retailer summit at the end of March, David Gabriel, Marvel’s vice president of sales, said the company had heard that customers “didn’t want” any more diverse characters.
“I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales,” Gabriel said. “Any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up.”
The executive made his comments based on recent sales figures but later tried to roll it back after a backlash in the liberal comic book community slammed him as racist. Gabriel later noted that Marvel is still “proud and excited to keep introducing unique characters that reflect new voices and new experiences into the Marvel universe and pair them with our iconic heroes.”
This cancellation comes ahead of Marvel’s next big-screen project of the adaptation of the Black Panther character. Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman has been cast to play character “Black Panther” that is due out in February of 2018. Will you be heading to the theatres to watch it?
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