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 Post, John 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?