Just in case you thought Axel Alonso's departure from Marvel was a 100% peaceful transition, you might want to take a look at the "Likes" page of Alonso's Twitter account. The former Marvel Editor-in-Chief has been liking tweets critical of the new and current Marvel Editor-in-Chief, C.B. Cebulski, as well as former colleague, Marvel Director of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat.
Cebulski admitted to Bleeding Cool yesterday that he wrote comics for Marvel and other publishers as a fictional Japanese man named Akira Yoshida, subverting a company policy forbidding editors from writing comics at Marvel. The controversy has been the talk of Twitter ever since, prompting the following tweet which earned a "like" from Alonso:
So this now 100% confirmed story that Marvel's new editor-in-chief used a pen name (that was basically the Japanese comic book version of naming your British alter-ego "Sherlock Beatles") to get around Marvel company rules is just such a load of hot pants.
— Alexandra Erin (@AlexandraErin) November 28, 2017
But in case you think Axel had his phone in his back pocket and "butt-liked" that tweet by accident, something we've all done on occasion, a quick glance shows a growing theme in Alonso's tweet preferences. This morning, Amanat appeared on Channel NewsAsia to defend Cebulski, prompting some disappointed tweets from fans of her work at Marvel, which included the co-creation of Kamala Khan. Alonso has liked three of those tweets today:
You hear that, this is the found of me losing every single drop of respect I had for Sana Amanat, coming out swinging for non own voice stories and pro pretending to be asian to raise awareness. No one at Marvel would be a good EIC. https://t.co/tR19SxiaJQ
— Alexis Sara 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈 Read My Books (@TransComics) November 29, 2017
The thing that is so depressing about Amanat's comments is that it reduced people of color ONLY to things. Two-dimensional characters to play with. https://t.co/FcuQNsXROa
— Cheryl Lynn Eaton (@cheryllynneaton) November 29, 2017
Alonso has yet to comment on the story himself, but in this case, perhaps his use of the heart button on Twitter says more than enough. We reached out to Marvel for comment on this story, but they declined.