Lucha Comics is a comics publisher started by Rodolfo Martinez that publishes a small number if independent comic books from creators around the world. You won’t find them in Previews, but you will find them on ComiXology.
They include Western comic book Up The Trail written by James A. Bretney, A Blaze Of Glory set during the Iraq War, also written by Bretney and submarine thriller, Kursk, edited by Bretney. His ComiXology bio describes him as “An American film director, screenwriter and producer, James decided to pursue a career in the arts after 12 months with the U.S. Army in Iraq. James is an outspoken conservative and very active in politics.” His IMDB entry lists him as a writer, director and producer of a number of short films, including one about the aftermath of the Iraq War.
His Twitter life mostly consists of retweeting conservative, anti-immigration, pro-Trump posters – and Donald Trump himself, with occasional comments regarding who he’d like to deport.
Well, that exploded a little over the last day, after such a tweet directed at such a person.
And everything kinda exploded.
You're wrong James. I'll prove it.
Twitter: Retweet if you want me here as an American Muslim. https://t.co/rt2NwuIT0h
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) March 13, 2017
There was no apology, he was double downing, as he pinned this tweet.
So people started tweeting at Lucha Comics to protest their employment of Bretney. And he started retweeting their tweets.
— Roger (@iamtherog) March 14, 2017
Comic fans stay away from @LuchaComics , who are currently and actively promoting a racist.
— Cory (@The3rdCory) March 14, 2017
— The Critic (@The_Critic) March 14, 2017
I reiterate, these are the tweets that he retweeted himself. There have been many more. And now Lucha Comics has finally tweeted back. Just about.
Hello everyone, Thank you for your concern and your comments. This is important to us, and we will be addressing this shortly.
— Lucha Comics (@LuchaComics) March 14, 2017
I believe the word of choice is “developing”…
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