Dynamite Entertainment have titles like The Boys, the current Amazon hit, Red Sonja, Vampirella and Green Hornet. Comics like that attract talent and that talent, by and large, have been critical of the comic book company partnering with Comicsgate.
Comicsgate, a riff on Gamergate, is a pressure group upset about what they see as “forced diversity” in the comic book world. Mainstream comic communities have denounced them, they’ve harassed creators of all sorts.
The Tweet’s now been deleted but Dynamite spoke up in support of a ComicsGate project.
Mark Russell, who writes Red Sonja, has had enough. He won’t work with them anymore.
Yesterday, apparently acknowledging the issue Dynamite Tweeted to say they would not go ahead with the cover that mentioned the project.
However, the calls against Dynamite are now legion.
Even Gail Simone, to whom the company owes so much after her time at the helm on Red Sonja spoke up.
The involvement with Comicsgate wasn’t a careless one-off. It’s happened before.
Nick Barrucci, the CEO of the company, took part in Comicsgate live streams.
It remains to be seen whether the wave of displeasure from comic buyers and talent will have any long time course correction on Dynamite. Social Blade shows that the comic publisher’s Twitter account has been losing hundreds of followers since the trouble at the weekend and that’s a contrast to the slow but steady march to 65K that Dynamic had been on.
Via Liam McGuire at Screen Rant.
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