Nick Spencer, Like Shakespeare, Has Had Readers Turn On Him

Nick Spencer, Like Shakespeare, Knows What It’s Like To Have Readers Turn On Him

Posted by June 12, 2017 Comment

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William Shakespeare is a famous English playwright who produced some of the most memorable works of all time, including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Hard 2, and Hamlet. Nick Spencer writes Captain America and the Marvel super-mega-crossover event Secret Empire, about Captain America being a Nazi. Besides the obvious similarities, such as lasting literary impact or all those times Shakespeare went down to the Globe theater to argue at critics who didn’t like his plays, Spencer and Shakespeare have some other things in common as well. For instance, now, both writers know what its like to have the fans turn on them.

Spencer empathized with his spiritual brother after a modernized performance of Julius Caesar as part of New York City’s Shakespeare In The Park found itself under fire from conservative news outlets and pundits for depicting the assassination of a President Donald Trump analogue. Spencer took to Twitter to point out:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/874048775261634561

Spencer then mocked the predictability of political hacks blindly toeing the party line while repeating the same talking points over and over again:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/874050777831976961

And suggested that ignorance of the subject matter was behind the complaints:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/874052670964629504

Spencer showed that corporations must be held responsible for the political decisions they make with their money:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/874056361214005248

And mocked Twitter’s ability to sustain meaningful political discourse:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/874057846555525120

All the world’s a stage, Nick Spencer. Even Twitter.

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(Last Updated June 12, 2017 6:20 pm )

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