Comic book fans know Chelsea Cain as the writer behind the “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” issue of Mockingbird in 2016, but this week she added to her resume. The self-professed “pain in the ass” melted down after Marvel dropped her six-part tale titled The Vision (never mind the fact that it took her two years to finish four issues).
The Hollywood Reporter weighed in on Thursday with the following:
“Just weeks after announcing the project’s existence — and two months before it was set to debut — Marvel Entertainment has cancelled The Vision, a six-issue comic book series by novelist Chelsea Cain, critic Marc Mohan and artist Aud Koch, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The cancellation of the series was initially announced to retailers Thursday morning, with Bleeding Cool sharing the information online shortly afterwards. Marvel confirmed the cancellation to THR but declined to comment further.”
Marvel asked Ms. Cain to keep the embarrassing development “clean and quiet,” but she had other plans.
The reason: Left-wing ideologues always bite the hand that feeds.
Chelsea Cain’s outburst is another black eye for Marvel Comics, which already saw two bizarre developments within the past month:
- Editor in chief C.B. Cebulski exploded on Spike Valentine, a YouTuber who has done work for Marvel in Mexico. Mr. Valentine is not shy about calling out the company’s poor business practices.
- Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada spent hours — in the middle of the night — sparring over the nature of Comicsgate with Richard C. Meyer, aka Diversity & Comics, along with artist Ethan Van Sciver.
Marvel somehow managed a P.R. nightmare hat-trick over the course of 30 days, which isn’t easy. What it means is up for debate, but most of the theories that come to mind do not bode well for the company’s long-term health.
Is Marvel’s EIC so impotent that SJW writers are willing to publicly lash out at editors?
Are left-wing ideologues telling us that the emperor has no clothes (i.e., things are so bad behind the scenes that they are now willing to bite the hand that feeds)?
Ms. Cain eventually went on to say that she is willing to be “truthful” to readers because other freelancers “can’t be.”
Translation: The commentary was spot-on by bloggers and YouTubers within the Comicsgate network when they told you that industry creators were obfuscating the facts — or blatantly lying.
In short, Marvel got into bed with slew of black widow spiders, which eventually decided to eat their mate. Smooth move, Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso, and C.B. Cebulski. We tried to warn you for years what would happen and you ignored us. You are reaping what you’ve sown.
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