Ed Brubaker, the idiot “brainchild” behind the smear has removed two words from the story.
A “tea bag” reference in a recent Captain America comic book that has angered the Tea Party movement will be removed by Marvel Comics in future editions, the story’s writer told FoxNews.com.
In issue No. 602 of Captain America, “Two Americas, Part One,” the title hero and The Falcon, a black superhero from New York City, stumble upon a protest rally in Boise, Idaho. They see scores of protesters carrying signs that say “Stop the Socialists!” and “Tea Bag The Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!”
……Brubaker, meanwhile, has made no secret of his political leanings.
He said he wrote the script “four or five” months ago, which was shortly before he posted critical messages on his Twitter account regarding former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former President George W. Bush.
“Memo to Bachman and the rest of the tea crowd — We had a revolution already, it’s called an election,” Brubaker tweeted on Nov. 5.
Nine days later, he wrote: “What did we learn this week? That Sarah Palin is a lying idiot. Hey, welcome to 2008 again.”
But Brubaker was adamant that he did not intend to imply that the group of protesters in the comic book were Tea Partiers.
That “revolution” of theirs produced an Epic Fail who incidentally, is a lying idiot.
The Tea Party responds:
Michael Johns, a board member of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, said he felt the “juvenile” dig will ultimately do more damage to Marvel’s brand than to the Tea Party movement. He also disputed the insinuation that the growing movement lacks diversity.
“The Tea Party movement has been very reflective of broad concerns of all Americans,” Johns said. “Membership is across ethnic, religious and even political lines.”
Johns accused Brubaker of “blame-shifting” and questioned why an apology or retraction hadn’t been issued as soon as the writer or Marvel executives noticed the politically charged signs.
I took a look at some photos from the Tea Parties, they look pretty diverse to me: http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/76986/
Leftwing bile against American patriots has officially entered the comic book world.
From Warner Todd Huston at Publius Forum:
Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too.
Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that are standing up for real American principles in real life — and one called “Captain America” at that?
In issue number 602 of Captain America, a new story line has begun called “Two Americas.” In it the current Captain (there have been a few of them, apparently) is on the trail of a faux Captain America that is mentally deranged and getting chummy with some white supremacist, anti-government, survivalists types going by the name of “the Watchdogs.” While investigating this subversive group, Captain America and his partner The Falcon — a black super hero — have decided to try and infiltrate the secretive organization.
In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what can only be described as a Tea Party protest. The scene shows crowds of people in city streets carrying signs that say, “stop the socialists,” “tea bag libs before they tea bag you,” and “no to new taxes.” Naturally, the people in these crowds are depicted as being filled with nothing but white folks.
……Nice going Marvel Comics. Thanks for making patriotic Americans into your newest super villains.
More from From Allahpundit at Hot Air:
I’m surprised the archvillian isn’t a female superhero from Alaska with glasses and “big breasts,” the way the right-wing rabble likes ‘em. Something to shoot for in the next issue, I guess. If you’re surprised by any of this, you haven’t been paying attention: We’ve written sporadically about Marvel’s turn to the left for years now, most recently with Spider-Man’s Sullivan-esque worship of The One but more pertinently with Captain America’s assassination in 2007 — yes, really — after he became the leader of an anti-government civil libertarian movement. My, how Marvel’s take on protesting federal policy has shifted over three years. Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?
Real villians like muslim terrorists don’t get the same treatment.
The last time I read DC or Marvel comics was in the early 70s, when they were still good.
I liked SGT Rock, Fantastic Four, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Jeb Stuart.
It’s no surprise that politically motivated cartoonists will mix their politics with their art. My prerogative is to boycott and spend my time and money elsewhere if they piss me off.
The Tea Party movement is dismissed, disrespected, and denigrated by leftwingnut politicians, main stream media hacks, and now, comic book authors. The Party is comprised of a cross section of America—average people— who are fed up with the hubris of politicians who ignore our concerns and our rights. That’s what scares the living shit out of socialist effetes; that ordinary Americans can stand up to their icon in the White House and demand that he actually respect us and the Constitution.
How dare we speak out against the Alinskyite-elect? How dare we speak out, at all?
For the asswipes at the New York Times, MSNBC, CBS, or Marvel Comics, it boils down to this:
Any and all criticism of Obama is “racist”. Anyone who takes notice of his radical background, the communists in his cabinet, or his socialist agenda is dangerous. By “dangerous”, they mean a threat to their lofty position. The State knows what’s good for the ignorant masses, and they’re just too stupid to realize it.
Keep insulting us, you assclowns. We’ll keep up the fight.