Neal Adams Investigates Whether Republicans Can Work in Comics

Neal Adams posted the revelation on Twitter. That comic book creators were not getting work because they voted Republican.

It’s not the first time such a thing has been alleged. Despite plenty of Republican voters to my knowledge having senior comic book editorial and creative positions at Marvel and DC. With prominent figures including Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter being a personal friend and major supporter of Trump, and the likes of Steve Geppi and Mike Richardson being very vocal against voting Democrat at the last election. And there are plenty of creators in regular Big Two work who vote Republican but who, probably wisely, choose not to talk publicly about their politics. Democrats, the same, the usual reason given is that they don’t want to alienate any of their readers.

What there does seem to be is a number of creators not getting work at the Big Two because they have posted online in a fashion that has spurred too much controversy for the publisher, including the likes of Ales Kot, Chuck Wendig, Chelsea Cain, Ray Dillon, Renee DeLiz, Chris Roberson, Aubrey Sitterson and more. Moreover, they have often been openly critical of a publisher that they are working for. And others have been similalry pushed into the long grass for attacking or verbally abusing other creators or editors at a publisher, publicly or privately. Or writing some nasty e-mails to a collaborator, which then got passed around the creative community so that no one wanted to work with them anymore. Or, you know, for always being late.

And some of those people may have voted Republican. But a hell of a lot more of them seemed to have voted Democrat. Or Green. Or wrote in votes for Bernie. That’s how I see and have experienced it, whenever I’ve dug a little deeper. Your mileage may vary of course.

Anyway, Neal Adams got back to us all. And he seems to have come to a similar conclusion.

Keep hunting Neal…

Of course, there are also a number of responses stating that someone got to Neal and made him switch his opinion. As a man who for years expressed his belief that all matter is expanding and this explains why the Earth’s continents are the shape and in the position that they are, no one gets to make Neal Adams’ change his publicly expressed position about anything, but him. He’s Neal Freaking Adams…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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