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COMIC INDUSTRY REACTS TO OUTHOUSERS EDITORIAL MANDATE

Written by Elf With a Gun on Saturday, April 12 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

COMIC INDUSTRY REACTS TO OUTHOUSERS EDITORIAL MANDATE

A look at the responses from the industry's leading creators, journalists, and social justice activists twenty-four hours after Outhousers EIC's historic editorial on INVINCIBLE rape scene.



A little over twenty-four hours ago, after reading the Outhousers Editor in Chief Christian Hoffer's editorial regarding the depiction of rape in comics (spurred by INVINCIBLE #110), this Elf With a Gun briefly considered unmasking. That's because I've never been prouder of this website, or its staff, and I wanted everyone to know that I am honored to stand with them. But then, suspecting I would have to write this article, I refrained from announcing who this pseudonym really belongs to.

In his thoughtful, heartfelt, and all-too-accurate piece, Christian wondered why the comic Blogosphere was silent on the graphic female raping a man sequence in the aforementioned issue. He'd hoped to spur a much-needed and long-overdue discussion on the usage of rape -- in all of its abhorrent forms -- within the context of comic book storytelling. Twenty-four hours later, I decided to post a round-up of responses from our industry's leading personalties.

 

 

 

In addition to these, writer Gail Simone has Tweeted about "testicles on comics" fifty-seven times in the last twelve hours -- far too many to document here.

And perhaps the most succinct and prescient commentary is this:

 






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About the Author - Elf With a Gun


Elf With a Gun appeared in several Marvel comics of the 70s and 80s, most notably harassing The Defenders and Spider-Man, before being abducted by Steve Gerber for use as a foil against Destroyer Duck. After wandering the wastelands of Forgotten Comic Character Limbo, he hitched a ride on the ThanosCopter and now resides at the Outhouse, bringing his snark, elf hat, pointy shoes, and very big gun to a new generation of comic readers. His Give-A-Fuck quotient is stuck at zero. 


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