opens one eye. He scratches the other
one sealed shut by some crust and slowly realizes he’d been drooling all over
his pillow case, for said pillow case is stubbornly glued to his cheek, thus preventing
him from turning over, which is perhaps for the best on second thought – no
wait he can’t really think right this second– because he feels a bit nauseous all
of a sudden, and he can’t remember why. Oh yes he does now. He can smell it in
his breath, and hot bile threatens to come up at an inopportune moment. He
swallows and makes a grimace when he bites his tongue by mistake. He’s tempted
to lick his lips, but he’s afraid the faint taste that remained on them might
induce unwanted vomiting.
It has been an incredibly rough month for Erik Lehnsherr. Between getting his face bashed in, Arschloch paparazzi and a new common arch nemesis that he’s positive Charles would not be too upset over if he were to chain up in the wilderness and leave for dead, Erik just really needs a verdammt martini (or twenty).
whoops looks like the writers at marvel need a reminder of their own characters’ origins before they do something else grossly offensive
hey, nick spencer! i know you’re probably not reading this, but shut up and listen for a second, maybe you’ll learn something about respect. do you know how many jewish people died during the holocaust? somewhere between 5,000,000 to 6,000,000.
yes, you read that right. five to six million people dead, all less than eighty years ago.
marvel comics have never skirted around this. they made it a vital part of magneto’s history, one that shapes his attitudes and opinions more than anything else. he’s been subjugated, and he’s not going to let it happen to his people - in this case, mutants - again.
so what, mr. spencer, are you accomplishing by having him join up with hydra beyond spitting in the faces of all those millions of dead? you’ve taken a jewish character - created by JEWISH WRITERS AND ARTISTS - and signed him up with what’s clearly the marvel universe’s equivalent of the nazis. what are we supposed to take away from this besides the knowledge that you are a cold, insensitive human being?
magneto deserves better. the jewish community deserves better. and you own the latter a hell of an apology.
Magneto sounds like some big super villain name but it’s literally just Magnet-o can you imagine if people were named like that. Charles would be Mindo, Peter would be Runo and beast would be Beasto. Not so tough now magneto.