Category: comic books

A Fresh Start for Marvel Comics?

Diversity apparently hurt the bottom line.

As I have previously written about Marvel comics and race (also see here), I will comment on a recent development on that subject – Marvel’s “Fresh Start.”

See this. Then read this hysterical and disgusting anti-White SJW diatribe.  

The real problem is not the introduction of new “vibrant” characters (which Marvel intends to keep), but the replacement of the original White male characters with the “vibrants.”  That is what offended the base – the (maliciously?) intentional replacement (using incredibly clumsy and stupid storylines) of the one for the other.  You see, White males (not men) will meekly accept demographic replacement in real life, but if that replacement occurs in the pages of their favorite comic books, then, by golly, they certainly won’t stand for that!  That’s just going too far!

Marvel’s thoughts on the matter:

What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity.  They didn’t want female characters out there.  That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.  I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.
We saw the sales of 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 against.  That was difficult for us because we had a lot of fresh, new, exciting ideas that we were trying to get out and nothing new really worked.

Forget the subsequent spin added after this individual realized he went too far with the truth – the truth is in the original statement reproduced above.

So, what I read from this is that after Marvel doubled down on their SJW tendencies, with a Negro Captain America, a Negress Iron Man, Thor as a woman, a high-IQ Korean cogelite as the Hulk, Iceman as a homosexual, etc., the core Marvel costumer base – White heterosexual male nerds – rebelled, complained, stopped buying those titles, and sales sagged.  Meanwhile, DC comics, which refrained from transforming Batman into a transgender Black lesbian, did not have these troubles. Hence, Marvel’s “Fresh Start” reboot, returning some of the iconic White male characters; hence as well, the SJW hysteria about Marvel’s “old clichés” – you see, comics need to be “progressive” and “transgressive.”  According to the leftist hysterics, Marvel needs to eschew their fan base in favor of a more “vibrant” clientele which, even after they were pandered to with all the “diversity,” still didn’t flock to the comics to make up for the declining White male core readership.  

Alas, comics are a business and they need to make money.  Marvel can of course take the SJW advice, give the middle finger to their fan base, and be all “progressive” and “transgressive,” but the White male readership are under no obligation to buy that product.  Replacing the core readership with “vibrants” hasn’t worked and will likely never work, as human nature cannot be changed, and Coloreds, Yeastbuckets, Queers, etc. are not the natural constituency for comic books.  Straight White males are the core readership, and a business that disrespects its core base is going to run into problems (similarly in politics the GOP’s contempt for the base led to Trumpism).

Marvel of course is continuing with its demented and offensive Ta-Nehisi Coates experiment, and actually spreading it to the Captain America series.  The mind boggles.  Imagine!  The Alt Right a creation of the Red Skull!  Captain America punches out a Richard Spencer-like character!  Steve Rogers speaks out in favor of White demographic replacement!  A Trumpite President is uncovered as a Nazi plot!  Sales of Captain America comics lag behind other brands as White fans get disgusted!

So, while the “Fresh Start” is a step in the right direction, Marvel will not – apparently, cannot – change course completely and ditch the SJW hysteria and diversity nonsense.  They have to make concessions to the religion of multiculturalism and genuflect to diversity, trading the return of some iconic characters for contaminating Captain America with Negro militancy.  So it goes.

By the way, Marvel would not have to continuously “reboot” their comic franchises if they would simply stick to what comics are supposed to be about – entertainment.  Although, Marvel comics were always tainted by Jewish liberalism, and always foisted leftist and anti-White narratives on the reader, during Marvel’s peak – the Silver (1960s) and Bronze (1970s into at least part of the 1980s)  ages of comics – the primary focus was on entertainment, on imaginative superhero vs. supervillain tales of science fiction, fantasy, and drama.  Over the last twenty years, especially, the shift has been to “progressive” and “transgressive” leftist militancy, and the company has never recovered; without Marvel characters getting on TV and film, and the money and attention brought in from that, Marvel would have been in bigger trouble than it already has been (apparently there is little carry-over between the short-attention-span masses who watch the TV shows and the films and the dedicated readers who stick with the comics over the long haul; in addition, the comics have drifted even more to the SJW direction than the other media).

On a more general note, the “Fresh Start” suggests the strength of White, particularly White male, purchasing power.  White male comic readers became disenchanted with Marvel’s demographic replacement of iconic characters, and this displeasure has forced a change in direction.  The change is not enough, to be sure, but contrasted to what goes on in the general society, any change for the better has to be noted.  If only Whites would leverage their economic power to enforce societal change in more substantial aspects, then maybe some progress can be made.  The lesson of the “Fresh Start” is that Whites, particularly White males, are unaware of their own power, they are a sleeping giant and even something as simple as expressing displeasure through the power of the purchase can “put the scare” into sanctimonious elites and force them in other directions.  By the way, this increases racial balkanization, as things even as small as this trigger SJW hysteria, uncover racial, sexual, and social fault lines, and create hatred and distrust.  Using White economic power to alter anti-White narratives is not going to be any “safety valve,” in case the “worse is better” crowd is worried about that.  Instead, it will embitter the Left and the Coloreds, and in the long run create even more tension.  The whole System is based on White (male) dispossession, altering course on that, however minor, weakens the System, not strengthens it,

Finally, there’s niche space for the Far Right to get involved in the comics business. One can imagine a Der Movement Inc. superhero series: Faster than a speeding Goth!  More powerful than a Viking warrior!  Able to leap greasy swarthoids in a single bound!  Its…Nordic Man!

Seriously though, Far Right comics is a niche space worth looking into.  Pop culture is influential, which is why the Left wants a monopoly in that space.  The Right needs to colonize this niche space, although I would think that comics is a more Type II interest and authentic Type IIs in the “movement” are few and far between.

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The Moralpath

Introducing a new psychological term.

A stupidity one often sees is labeling Hitler as a “psychopath” (or “sociopath”).  I assume that my critics would use the same terms to describe my own alleged “insanity.”  However, when looking at the actual traits that accompany those aberrations, the descriptions do not really fit.  Hitler, for example, saw himself on a historic and heroic holy mission that involved self-sacrifice – hardly the realm of psychopaths.  Hitler endured a relatively ascetic lifestyle and cared about something greater than himself: the well-being of his people.  Again, not psychopathy.  Hitler was a successful and disciplined political leader, who rose to the heights of world history, hardly some disordered sociopath or selfishly uninhibited psychopath.  Then what was he?

I propose a new term that is the mirror image of the psychopath: the moralpath.

A moralpath is a person whose idealism, sense of justice and righteousness (what the pragmatists would label “self-righteousness”), and inwardly developed moral code is at a level that they would do virtually anything – including war and genocide – to achieve what they perceive as “doing the right thing.”  

This personality type is seen in both the far-Right (almost always among men) and the far-Left (both men and women), among WNs as well as SJWs.  Historically, this is where one places Hitler; in literature, Captain Ahab comes to mind as well as Raskolnikov.  The moralpath is inherently “Faustian” in character and actions. In pop culture, there is Rorschach in The Watchmen, Batman, and even Ledger’s Joker character – whose acts are performed to prove a point about free will and the meaningless of rules – fits here as well. These are not really psychopaths or sociopaths, although there are some traits that overlap, such as antisociality and a lack of remorse.  But the moralpath values truth and self-sacrifice, not a devious cunning to achieve self-interested hedonistic goals (like the “gamesters” who pride themselves on their “dark triad” traits).

Getting back to real life, the description of Francis Parker Yockey’s personality – a “magnificent sickness in which he could only see north and not northeast or northwest” – fits perfectly with the moralpath type. Indeed, Lawrence’s “dreamers of the day”  –

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

– are moralpaths.

Moralpaths (of the Right) are valuable but also dangerous, they are necessary but not sufficient for success.  They are necessary because without them the enterprise collapses into compromised and corrupted mainstreaming, ends and means get confused, and there is no grand vision to pursue.  They are not sufficient, because when unleavened with pragmatism, moralpathy can end in disaster.  There needs to be cooperation between moralpaths and pragmatists to achieve the sociopolitical goals they hold in common.

You’re Just a Freak…Like Me

A message for White liberals.

Let’s consider this scene from the second of the Batman trilogy movies; let us consider the Joker (considered “insane” by the masses) as akin to White nationalists and Batman as akin to typical White liberal “good Whites” (and to an extent similar to the general White masses, who believe they’ll somehow survive the coming Colored darkness).  

You’re just a freak…like me.

White liberals like to think they can make common cause with the Coloreds, that they are “good Whites,” that they are allies to “people of color,” that they will be accepted as individuals, and that they will seamlessly fit into the progressive multicultural world of tomorrow.  Truth is, Whites – all Whites – are considered by Coloreds (including Asians, by the way) as The Enemy, simply by virtue of their race.  In the end, White liberals are considered as racial “freaks” just as are White nationalists.  Do you doubt this?  Look at how often ultra-cuck White liberals are accused of “racism” by their Colored “allies,” all the nonsense about “implicit bias” (even if you are an anti-White ultra liberal White you are still somehow an anti-Colored racist, it’s in your blood), and the even greater nonsense about “White Privilege” (even the good White liberals benefit from that “invisible knapsack,” don’t you know). Whites anywhere and everywhere can never escape from their Whiteness, regardless of what they do and what they believe.  And in some cases, the “freakishness” is considered literally: thus, Whites are “Ice People,” creations of the “mad scientist Yakub,” and “Whiteness is a relatively new genetic mutation.”  

So, as a WN I say to the White liberal that you are not one of them, regardless of how much you would like to be.  You’re just a freak…like me.

They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out….

As a corollary to the above, White liberals will be tolerated by the Coloreds for just as long as those Whites are useful.  Once Whites are safely a minority everywhere, the good Whites will be cast out just like the rest.  The “progressives” below deck on the ship in The Camp of the Saints were killed by the brownster hordes once Europe was reached, no?  When Fanon said that Whites would be eliminated with the indispensable help of the Whites themselves, what’s going to happen to the Whites after that?  And the Jewish leaders of the Colored hordes tell us that the White race (all of us, not just the “bad” Whites) must be “abolished.”  There’s no future for Whites in the Colored Future.  White liberals: you’ll be cast out of the progressive paradise along with the rest of us.

You have nothing to threaten me with…

On the surface, the System can persecute WNs, and does so very well.  But the concept of WN, the inner necessity of WN, the ideals of WN are beyond threatening by a corrupt System, which, despite all its strength, cannot even save itself.  So, yes, just as Batman physically threatens and attacks the Joker, WNs are persecuted, but just as the Joker remains unbroken in his inner self, so does WN survive.  In reality, the only ones who can really destroy WN (for as long as Whites exist) are WNs themselves (and unfortunately they are going a fine job of doing just that).

Ted Sallis Counter-Currents Article Mentioned in Mainstream Asiatic "Academic" Book

Asians contemplate themselves; hilarity ensues.

Problematically, as Ted Sallis notes, within the expansive “Marvel universe” Asian and Asian …

It then goes on about this section of my essay:


On the other hand, Marvel’s East Asian characters had a more troubled history, originally going through the buck-toothed, claw-handed, yellow peril phase, before a more modern interpretation in recent decades. This in a sense parallels Marvel’s take on the Vietnam war and politics in general. In the early-mid 1960s, particularly in Iron Man and Fantastic Four, Lee and Kirby promoted staunch American constitutional patriotism, anti-communism, and support for the Vietnam War. At this time, Oriental racial stereotypes were more common.
Later, younger writers came along with more liberal ideas on war and politics, and East Asian portrayals were adjusted accordingly (although the Mandarin and Yellow Claw continued as buck-toothed villains for a while).

Ah yes, Marvel’s depictions of the Mandarin and the Yellow Claw are very deeply offensive to me, a person who is the strongest possible proponent of the great East Asian race, our wonderful colored brothers and sisters whose vaunted IQs shine forth like the purest of gold brick bars.
Talk about cherry picking from your sources! 
That’s even more hilarious I think than retarded academics writing in journal articles critiquing some writings on race that were at the old Legion Europa site. 
These academics cannot find anything about the “far-Right” too petty to comment on and analyze. Indeed, if an Alt-Right leader were to pass gas, there’d be some academic around with a gas chromatography mass spectrometer to determine if there was any Zyklon B mixed in with the methane.
Don’t these “people” have anything better to do? Apparently not. Imagine, there are students actually paying tuition to attend classes taught by these folks. Perhaps that is the most hilarious joke of all.

More Stupid Comments From Silver, 8/10/16

More stupidity.

Keeping in mind I’ve extensively written about comic books for Counter-Currents (and have mentioned comics here as well), the following should be considered as expected:

silviosilver ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ˢᵘᵖᵖᵒʳᵗᵉʳ Laguna Beach Fogey • 2 hours agoThe whole idea of Batman – and superheroes/supervillians in general – is so juvenile in conception, and so thoroughly divorced from reality, that it’s utterly pointless to attempt to distil profundities applicable to the real world from it. The only grown-ups who care about it are those who look back fondly on their pre-teen escapism. Discussing it as though it were serious art is preposterous.

Let’s see now:

1. I’m not sure that the people talking about, or writing about, comics believe they are “serious art” (a straw man argument), but, like it or not, comic books and their cinematic spin-offs are part of modern popular culture (the movies alone are high money makers attracting large international audiences) and as such influence people in ways that can be positive or negative with respect to race. Themes in comics and comic movies are no less useful topics of discussion for meaning as any other media form.
2. Divorced from reality? Is religion any different (keeping in mind that in one of his endless chameleon-like incarnations, Silver at Majority Rights was claiming to be a Christian)? On the superhero side we have the Heaven team, complete with the omnipotent Big Daddy Sky God and his son Jesus, who, you know, walks on water, returns from the dead, cures illnesses and raises the dead, and all sorts of really reality-based powers like that. They have their horde of angels, including “archangels” equipped with nifty swords and horns, to fight the dastardly supervillains from Hell (who have their own powers, origins, and agendas). Don’t forget the saints, real life miracle workers who have lived among us (as did Jaysus, praise the lord!). Discussing all of that is, like, all preposterous and stuff. 
3. Hey, do you want to really discuss something juvenile and preposterous? Here’s the topic: Donald Trump, the preening, retarded buffoon who is literally worshiped by slavish “movement” and “game” fans of the “God Emperor.” Little Silver, riding the crest wave of “movement” Trumpomania by affixing “Trump supporter” to his stupid posts – it is utterly pointless to expect any useful comments from that consistent fraud. 
4. Consistent with point 3, I’m amused by Silver’s latest incarnation at Radix as the tough-talking, “passionate” Trump supporter, using racial slurs while those with long memories recall Silver at Majority Rights lambasting the “racists” for their irrational passion and their “stupidly counter-productive” use of racial slurs. Well, you know, for the latest blog infiltration, gotta ride that crest wave of Trumpish vulgar buffoonery! There’s a limited shelf life on that, so make hay when the sun still shines, as they say! 

Meet the New Iron (Wo)Man

That is, if you want to refer to Negresses as “women.”


I know many in Der Movement would say “big deal” but this is another case of cultural racial displacement, another example of the utter contempt felt by elites (if one can call comic book writers, artists, and executives “elites”) toward the White masses.  Indeed, given that the major consumer of comics are White (beta/omega) males, this whole push to “diversity through displacement” is bizarre. Even betas and omegas are likely to be turned off by the loss of decades-old entrenched characters, and by their replacement by “people of color” that the readers cannot identity with.  More to the point, the idea of a genius Negress building a Iron Man suit at MIT is doubly ludicrous.

By the way, the reader may be interested to learn that the storyline of the arch-cuck Captain America secretly being a neo-Nazi “Hydra” agent was recently shown to be a manipulation by the Red Skull. You see, the evil kraut has polluted the mind of the pure-as-gold cuckhero Steve Rogers through the dastardly use of a “cosmic cube” (absurdly manifesting as a young girl – sex diversity even for inanimate objects!).

The best riposte to all this trash from Marvel (Including the Black version of Captain America, the Korean Hulk, and the PMS-tampon-wielding female Thor) is economic: boycott those titles, or even boycott Marvel as an entire company.  Hit them in the pocketbook, although they are so rabidly SJW they’d probably accept poor sales to advance their social agenda.  And a vicious agenda it is – for as commentators have pointed put, if they want more “diversity” why don’t they just invent new colored/female characters instead of pointedly replacing White males?

The Politics of Comic Books

Another sign of decline.

Comic books are certainly not high culture by any means, but I’ve written about comics before, since they, as part of modern pop culture, reflect the memetic prison society our masters are constructing around us.

Comics have been in decline for a long time, and are part of the Cultural Marxism infecting what used to be the West.  We have characters who are homosexual, we have previously White male characters becoming female and/or minority (*), and now the leftist tilt has comics directly and indirectly attacking the Trump campaign and Trump supporters.

Even more bizarre, Captain America – that symbol of SWPL liberalism, the anti-Nazi, pro-colored, proponent of civic nationalist democracy, that bastion of tolerance and brotherhood – has been uncovered as a secret agent of “Hydra” – a fascistic totalitarian organization, founded by Nazis, bent on world conquest (**).  Captain America has been the symbol of the liberal vision of America since WWII, and his phenotype and character used to well represent the Midwest cucks rejecting Trump.  That he is now being used as a vehicle to “expose” and ridicule the alleged “White racism” behind White folks voting their interests is quite remarkable.  Comics have fallen straight into the toilet of virulent anti-Whitism; the mask is off, and there is no turning back.

The decline of comics is also manifested in their quality, independent of their politics. Sometime in the 2000s, a style of art infected comics, particularly the Marvel brand, that is quite simply childishly atrocious.  Some months ago, for example, I saw an issue of Daredevil that looked like it was drawn by a spastic 10 year old with Down’s Syndrome.  And the writing is not much better. Forget about the politics – the actual raw product is so markedly inferior to that of the so-called “Silver” and “Bronze” ages that it is laughable. It’s as if they’ve given up all pretense of putting together quality fantasy entertainment and are just churning out cheaply-made political pamphlets. Lee and Kirby were Jews, but they were adults and produced quality material.  The Gentiles of that time – Thomas, the Buscema brothers, Ditko, Conlan, Tuska, Romita, etc. – were adults who created adult-level material (even if for children). Today, it seems like the material is produced by “feel the Bern” hipsters and affirmative action minorities, who churn out low-quality trash in between going on social media or attending a Sanders rally.

It’s pathetic.

*A Negro took over as Captain America, and is still posing as such after the real one (the White Hydra agent) returned to action. Thor is now a woman, and – no doubt to the delight of the HBDers – the Hulk is now Korean.

**Perhaps it will be eventually revealed that old Cap is just infiltrating Hydra, to show how a real American must reject such “hate.”  But what if he is sincere?  The message from Marvel – all White man, particularly if they look like Steve Rogers the all-American Nord, are closet “Nazis” and “haters.” We’ll need the Black Cap and the female Thor and the gook Hulk to set things straight!