punching nazis

Yet More Punching Nazis, Pepe The Frog, Richard Spencer … And Jack Kirby

Evelyn Beatrice Hall summarised the beliefs of philosopher Voltaire with the much-quoted line "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it", often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech. The people should be able to say whatever they like. And that opposing voices […]

Warren Ellis, On Whether Nazis Should Be Punched In The Face, Or Not

  Do you subscribe to Warren Ellis' newsletter? You probably should. Because you get treated with gems such as the following take on the debate on whether it is acceptable, or not, to punch a Nazi in the face in the street, if he or she is not actually literally causing you harm at the […]

Lying In The Gutters – 22nd January 2017 – Supergirl Grabs Bleeding Cool By The Traffic

@DarrenCriss @youngthegiant @Harrison_SteveM i saw someone attacking melissa benoist and telling her they wouldnt watch supergirl anymore — tish loves caity (@clexaureguis) January 22, 2017 Lots of big stories this week. But one post from yesterday really went viral. Take it away, Melissa… Top Ten Traffic Of The Week The Actual Supergirl Warns Donald Trump […]

18 Times Superheroes Punched, Kicked, Throttled, Or Otherwise Inflicted Violence On Nazis

After white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in Washington DC after Donald Trump's inauguration yesterday, Twitter was subjected to a lecture by Captain America writer Nick Spencer about how people shouldn't punch Nazis because Free Speech. But punching Nazis is as much a part of the genetic makeup of a superhero as masks, capes, and skintight spandex […]

No One Give Tom Brevoort A Can Of Red Bull, Okay?

Tom Brevoort is Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing of Marvel Comics. And if you thought you had a bad day yesterday… Second night in a row, stuck on a train in Farmingdale that's going nowhere. Miles from home. — Tom Brevoort (@TomBrevoort) January 21, 2017 …he clearly had a worse one. Also, […]

On The Morality Of Punching Nazis, With Nick Spencer, Lexi Alexander, And A Special Guest Appearance By Richard Spencer

Tensions were high during the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States today. So high, in fact, that… Richard Spencer got punched in the face during the protests at Trump's #inauguration pic.twitter.com/oQAwtbtEeT — Gender🚁Professecs (@gprofessx) January 20, 2017 Captain America writer Nick Spencer took to Twitter to denounce the punching, as […]

What Did Nick Spencer Think About President Obama And Chelsea Manning?

I may not be particularly proud of it. But when I read the news about President Obama commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning so that she would be freed later this year, my first thought was "what will Nick Spencer think?" Because, as Captain America writer, a few years ago he wrote what I thought […]

A Day In The Life Of Nick Spencer's Post-Hillary Twitter Account

For more than a year leading up to the United States presidential election, Captain America writer Nick Spencer has dedicated all his free time, every waking moment, day or night, rain or shine, even when he should be sleeping, or working, to tweeting about Hillary Clinton. Nick Spencer lived and breathed tweeting about Hillary Clinton. When […]

At This Time, Nick Spencer Wants Captain America To Heal Everyone

From today's Captain America: Sam Wilson #15 from Nick Spencer and Angel Unzueta. Not only do we meet Demolition Man's boyfriend for the first time… We also get this moment of healing. For all sides to put aside their issues of conflict and come together as one America. Writer Nick Spencer, realising that the time […]

As U.S. Election Looms, Clinton Surrogate Nick Spencer Steps Up Crucial Twitter Game

A lot has been said about the Hillary Clinton campaign's ground game and how it may affect voter turnout in the U.S. presidential election on November 8. But perhaps more vital than that legendary ground game is the campaign's social media presence, led by the unlikely figure of comic book writer Nick Spencer. Since Clinton first announced […]

Will Nick Spencer Give Us The Black Avengers After All?

You'd have thought Nick Spencer might have had enough of Captain America controversy for one year. Not a bit of it. And I don't mean him starting a #GiveCaptainAmericaElsaAsAGirlfriend hashtag. In 2003, Christopher Priest wrote the short-lived superhero team book, The Crew. He wrote about its origin as something thematically similar to Three Kings and […]

Captain America Writer Nick Spencer Gets Death Threats On Social Media

So who got death threats yesterday? Oh that's right, Nick Spencer, for writing a Captain America comic book that they didn't like (though with art from Jesus Saiz, how could they not??) https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/735466503303233536 It's at this point that I'd like to reiterate that Captain America is a fictional character. Marvel Comics is invested in Captain America. […]