Ignoring the history lessons imparted on us by President Donald Trump, comic book publisher Darby Pop has decided to break away from its partnership with Magnetic Press and IDW and go solo, according to a report from Newsarama. The publisher previously needed other companies to help get its books into the Diamond monopoly system, but now they will go solo, working directly with Diamond to distribute its comics:
While the move toward independence is being celebrated by the publisher, it didn't have to happen like this, if only Darby Pop had listened to the advice of President Donald Trump in an interview published today.
"I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War," Trump said in the interview, referring to the 1861 war that occured within the United States, though he could just as easily have been speaking about the current situation with Darby Pop. "He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'"
While the Civil War occurred sixteen years after Andrew Jackson's death in 1845, that doesn't make his reaction to it any less relevant, just as it doesn't make his reaction to Darby Pop splitting off on its own less relevant.
"People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?" said Trump in comments that, honestly, felt like he was speaking directly to Darby Pop. "People don't ask the question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
Why, Darby Pop? Why?