Vox Day's Alt✰Hero Comic Book Issues a Right-Wing Challenge to SJW Marvel, DC Comics
It's a frustrating, yet exciting, time to be part of the counter-culture. While all the big conglomerates seem stacked against us, there are a few bright spots. Recently, #comicsgate shone a spotlight on how unhappy fans are with Marvel, D.C. Comics, and other major players in the industry. The constant meddling and messing with well-loved superheroes and characters to mold them into feminist fantasies has worn very thin with the fans who are crying out for better material. But the criticism has fallen on the deaf ears of industry titans who prefer to attack their consumers instead. The problem has left hundreds of thousands of comics fans with very little of the entertainment they prefer. Vox Day, game designer, political philosopher, and founder of Castalia House, saw the need for real diversity in comics and answered the call with a crowdfunded project called AltHero.
Vox Day is the author of the philosophy bestseller SJWs Always Double Down. AltHero raised a staggering $25,000 four hours after going live on a crowdfunding site. A few short days later the campaign had exceeded its goal by almost 600 percent with $122,000 in donations. PJ Media reached out to Vox Day to find out more about his overnight hit.
"I was astonished, actually. I knew that people were angry about the way social justice warriors have destroyed traditional superheroes, but I didn't realize just how eager they were for an alternative," he said. "Of course, the way the SJWs on Twitter completely freaked out over Rebel and the existence of the project didn't exactly hurt."
Rebel has become the stand-out hero of the upcoming series and she seems to resonate the most with fans. She is beautifully drawn in the classic superhero style but seems to always be losing part of her costume.
"Being a good Southern girl, Rebel made her own costume, and the straps are supposed to be tied. However, considering how often they seem to come undone, she is giving some serious thought to having someone design her a more practical outfit," Day explained. The stars and bars are an unmistakable tweak to the SJWs who get triggered at the very thought of a Confederate flag (remember this lunatic?). Obviously, Day isn't shrinking away from politics in these stories.
"The idea that there can be politics-free comics when everything from going to the ladies room to playing video games has been politicized is utterly absurd," he quipped. "It would be like ignoring the existence of Nazis during World War II or of Soviets during the Cold War," he argued. "The problem with Marvel and DC is not so much that they have injected politics into comics, but that they ruthlessly sacrifice the stories and even the traditional superheroes on the altar of their social justice agenda."