Report: Peter David Says Working For Trump Advisor And Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter Not Source Of Discomfort


Bleeding Cool has long reported on the fascinating saga of formerly reclusive billionaire and Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter, including his shadow war with Fox over the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights, a bizarre feud with a fellow billionaire involving alleged DNA theft and fake hate mail allegedly sent to neighbors and prisoners, and, of course, Perlmutter's enduring friendship with President Donald Trump, a friendship that has turned Perlmutter into an advisor (and financial supporter) to the president.

In a new article at the Huffington PostJohn Odum asks whether Perlmutter's association with Trump might cause a moral quandary for particularly liberal and openly anti-Trump comic book creators working for Marvel, since the profits earned from their comic books at least in part go to Perlmutter, and Perlmutter is a major campaign contributor to Trump.

Most of Odum's article is rhetorical, but he did get to ask at least one Marvel creator about it:

I raised the question at a recent comic convention in Lexington Kentucky with legendary Hulk and X-Factor writer (and entertainingly unrestrained Trump critic) Peter David. I asked him if the notion that working for Perlmutter caused him any discomfort, and the typically verbose David responded with a terse "No, that was (an) easy (question)." When I attempted to follow up asking if he had heard any such rumblings from within the professional comics community, he cut off the question in mid-sentence with another firm "no" and immediately took another question.

David says he hasn't heard any rumblings of discomfort from fellow creators. Does anyone else feel differently?

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