September 05, 2016

Right-wing superhero rises: Here’s the antidote to SJW comic book reboots

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

As the uber-comic book convention FanExpo hits Toronto this weekend, I’d like to ask all the progressives busily rebooting the superheroes of my youth to kindly get their stinking paws off my comic books already.

I’ve lamented that the Mighty Thor is now a chick and Marvel is under pressure with an online petition to make Captain America gay. We even saw Justin Trudeau appear on the cover of Civil War 2 recently.

But, as the PC madness continues unabated, all is not completely lost in the comic universe.

If you’re craving a right-wing take on capes and cowls, check out Christopher Nolan’s "Dark Knight Rises."

Released in 2012 at the height of the Occupy movement, this Batman flick demonizes collectivism while championing the power of capitalism and the will of the individual to rise above dire circumstances.

Bruce Wayne is a 1%’er but far from being a symbol of greedy excess, he’s an agent for change – not through death and destruction, but by being a philanthropist and a self-sacrificing vigilante.

The Dark Knight Rises is a scathing indictment of the Occupy movement as well as an unapologetic banner-waver for the power of the individual.

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commented 2016-09-06 02:30:48 -0400
Jimmy Reece that is BS. And society is not all brainwashed idiots. Funny how marvel movies are doing great without changing characters eh?
commented 2016-09-06 00:16:34 -0400
Drew,

Because comic book sales are in the toilet, so they need to do whatever they can to increase sales and that includes appealing to the young and diverse society today.
commented 2016-09-06 00:16:25 -0400
Drew,

Because comic book sales are in the toilet, so they need to do whatever they can to increase sales and that includes appealing to the young and diverse society today.
commented 2016-09-05 19:08:30 -0400
I wonder how long before they demand Batman be jailed for roughing up a criminal.
commented 2016-09-05 19:07:53 -0400
I am quite the comic book geek, and the crap is going to far. I had no concern over Northstar getting married to another man as he was never shown to be straight before. Why do things have to be changed for the SJW clowns? How about they make up their own heroes.
commented 2016-09-05 19:05:46 -0400
Ian watch the film. And an interview means little ,you think people are honest when it comes to promotion?
commented 2016-09-05 13:49:02 -0400
“The Dark Knight Rises is a scathing indictment of the Occupy movement as well as an unapologetic banner-waver for the power of the individual.”

Christopher Nolan didn’t think so in 2012, but what does he know:

“If you’re saying, “Have you made a film that’s supposed to be criticizing the Occupy Wall Street movement?” – well, obviously, that’s not true.”
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/christopher-nolan-dark-knight-rises-isn-t-political-20120720
commented 2016-09-05 12:43:41 -0400
It was The Dark Knight that is praised as one of the best – if not the best comic book movie. The Dark Knight Rises is seen as a huge disappointment and the worst in the trilogy.
commented 2016-09-05 12:28:07 -0400
I no longer even read them – the publishers have knuckled under and are now a part of the problem when they could have been THE solution.

No one has any balls any more.