Alternative Facts

So for context, here's a link. Basically a follow up to Sean Spicer's response about the inauguration's size...

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Hookjaw #1

"The real beauty of all this is that with even the slightest bit of research it quickly turns out sharks in general — and Great Whites in particular — are a million times more fascinating, mysterious and impressive just by being themselves, than the current crop of wanky sharksploitation B-movies could ever make them with all their techno-hybrids, tentacled CGI and shrieking bikini cliches. Even the cinematic elephant in the room, Jaws, on whose coat tails the original Hook Jaw set out pretty explicitly to ride to glory, leans on a bunch of super lazy assumptions about its eponymous monster. The notion of sharks as dumb, solitary, indiscriminately murderous eating machines was already shabby by the standards of Jaws‘s day — by today’s orthodoxy it’s positively primitive." -- Si Spurrier

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Captain America #275 - Violence Against Hate Speech


"Today is difficult, but cheering violence against speech, even of the most detestable, disgusting variety, is not a look that will age well." - Nick Spencer

"Look, if we're saying it's okay to commit acts of violence against people whose views we hate, we should put that paper." - Nick Spencer

Writer: J.M. DeMattis
Artist: Mike Zeck

So with Neo Nazi/White Nationalist/Alt-Right Darling/genocide advocating Richard Spencer getting punched, Nick Spencer came to his defense to say violence against him and his speech is a bad thing. It got a steamy between Nick and his Twitter followers, eventually getting to him about his views and writing on Captain America. During of which, he cites this issue as Captain America's views on his stance to fighting hate speech with violence.

A lot of websites done posts about this, but let's take a more in-depth look at the issue with its relation to Neo-Nazis, hate speech, and violence...

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Batman and Green Lantern in 1965

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Brave and the Bold 59, 1965
"The Tick Tock Traps of the Time Commander!"
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LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #2: Take that, Christopher Nolan!

Dennis McNulty is not a stand-in for Jack Kirby. Reading S28 from that perspective will only mislead you.
- Mike Cavallaro

Violence is bad. Or something. )

Sam Wilson: Captain America #17

"There is a mountain of evidence that immigration, including border crossing, is good for the economy and country." -- Nick Spencer

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DC Comics: Bombshells #67 - "Queen, Part One"

Here's another actually decent Diana moment! This time, it's about overcoming loss and the nature of grief, courtesy of the ragtag creative team behind DC Bombshells, whom should probably get a Sensation Comics monthly! (We do have Action and Detective, after all.)

Plus, Wonder Woman muses (weirdly) on the afterlife. Check it!

Words: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Matias Bergara
Colors: J. Nanjan
Letters: Wes Abbott

Fly Again )