Name: Ryan Fischer


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July 23, 2017 7:01 pm Back in War of Kings (one of the Abnett and Lanning cosmic crossovers), it was revealed that the Darkhawk armor was from some ancient Shi'ar warrior order.
April 23, 2017 6:32 pm Thank you, Josh, for the highly reasonable comments about the state of things, including the very important fact that there is a ton of diverse, original and interesting stuff with great artwork coming from Marvel right now. Yeah, a fair amount of it is recently cancelled, but only after respectable runs (and some very low sales) and those creators are being given other opportunities. We're at the point where I find the commentary about how offensive Marvel and DC are much more offensive than what the Big 2 are actually doing. I blame social media outrage addiction. Anyway, you two pointed out some of the real problems (esp. what double shipping is doing to the art) without jumping to the conclusion that Marvel are now pro-Nazi. Thanks for the best discussion on the problems with mainstream comics that I've heard in a while!
June 30, 2009 9:17 am

Ron - the Angel thing has been clearly established in X-Force.  Warren can change back and forth now.  They've also covered it in Uncanny before (it was a big deal a couple of issues ago when Beast first witnessed the transformation).  It's kind of frustrating that while Fraction is doing some great things with the X-Men right now, we get Ron missing major points and using that as grounds to critique the book.

On the other hand, I completely agree with the Utopia art thing and the fact that the Messiah War conclusion (or lack thereof) was really disappointing.

June 2, 2008 12:50 pm

Good episode as usual.

Regarding Judenhass: I haven't read it (at least not yet), but I wanted to correct what sounds like a historical error in the book.  George Washington was a strong advocate against such discrimination, and the anti-semitic remark often attributed to him is fake.  In fact, in a letter to a Jewish congregation, he wrote "For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens....May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid."

Also, Mark Twain was a crusader against anti-semitism, but he did actually say some pretty awful things when younger and continued to use broad stereotypes of Jews even when arguing against anti-semitism.

I don't mean to belittle the very real and terrible phenomenon of anti-semitism throughout history,  and the book sounds very interesting and powerful, but it does sound like some of Sim's quotes could use some context, clarification, and/or fact-checking.