Ike Perlmutter, Marvel Comics & The Muslim Ban

imageA little over a year ago, then Presidential candidate Donald Trump shouted out Marvel Comics C.E.O Ike (short for Issac) Perlmutter during what was basically a paid infomercial for his presidential candidacy disguised as a fundraiser for war veterans. It was, at best, disconcerting. It was later revealed that Perlmutter had donated over $2 million dollars to a super PAC supporting Marco Rubio and $1 million to Donald Trump. At the time, I was like many who wrestled with the idea of continuing to support Marvel comics in the wake of the revelations. Ultimately, I decided that based on the quality of the comics and their adherence to progressive causes I aligned with, it was worth continuing my support of the publisher. Since then, Donald Trump has won the election to become President of the United States by the electoral college, while losing the popular vote by over two million ballots. Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter has now been incorporated into the Trump Administration as part of the Veteran’s Benefits administration while his wife, Laura Perlmutter, was part of the Trump inauguration committee. On Friday of last week (1/27/2016) Donald Trump signed an executive order banning admittance for American visa holders from seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days and banned all refugees from entering or receiving asylum in the United States for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely while planning to give preference to Christian Syrians over Muslims when the ban would ultimately be lifted. With the action that the current administration has taken with the executive order, I can no longer use my platform here at Nothing But Comics to support Marvel Comics in good conscious because of CEO Perlmutter’s association with Donald Trump’s presidency. Continue reading Ike Perlmutter, Marvel Comics & The Muslim Ban

Indubitable Issues and Pull List (02/01/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
planetoidpraxis-01-cvrPlanetoid: Praxis #1
“Ken Garing’s sequel to the fantastic survivalist-on-a-foreign-planet Planetoid series. I really enjoyed what Ken Garing pulled off with the first series, so I was very excited to see this sequel was being released. Sci-fi fans should definitely check this series out, though you’ll probably want to read the original first.”
 

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The Haul: February 2017

After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.

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Riverdale Pilot Review

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The CW adds another comic show to its lineup, starring broody teens in an overcast setting doing sexy things, because they’re teenagers. Based on the classic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale represents an audacious attempt at making Archie Andrews and his gang “hip”. But does it work?  Continue reading Riverdale Pilot Review

Freeze Frame 1/28/2017

From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillan
From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillain

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This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #22

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By Kyle Starks, CJ Cannon, Katy Farina, Marc Ellerby, CRANK!

Jerry done goofed the multiverse last issue, while Rick and Morty make the situation worse trying to fix things by poring gasoline on a fire. Rick and Morty #22 proves that we are our own worst enemies, but that it is also This Week’s Finest… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #22

Uncovering the Best Covers, 1-27-17

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo reflects on . .  .

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Dept H #10 by Matt Kindt

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Indubitable Issues and Pull List (01/25/17)

LOOKING FOR BOOKS TO BUY THIS WEEK?  

LOOK NO FURTHER.  

HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.

 
Tyler’s Recommendation…
hellboywinterspecial2017Hellboy Winter Special 2017
“Any new Hellboy book is a fantastic thing. The Winter special serves up three “strange tales” from the life and times of our buddy Red.”
 

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