Fighting Comics by Woke Left, New Comic Lands First Punch

As pop culture consumers are increasingly aware, the world of comics and superheroes has woken up. Superman is no longer fighting for The American Way, and Captain America’s nemesis Red Skull is now an analogue of Jordan Peterson.

For the fans who just want a good story, free from the political moralization that the left foists on us on a daily basis, there are few alternatives.

Enter “Isom,” a new comic book series created by Eric July as an antidote to what he sees as popular media pressures to “beat people over the head with things like social justice.”

The series focuses on a man named Avery Silman, a Texas rancher who briefly worked as a superhero codenamed Isom.

Remarkably, July is not only the creator of the “Isom” series, but he also founded the publisher that produces it, Rippaverse Comics.

In an interview with Fox News, July said, “I wanted to be part of the solution rather than complaining about the problem, so I had the idea, it made financial sense, and it was the perfect timing for it.”

Mad for the far left, Juli and his characters are black. But based on the vicious reaction of radical leftists to “Isom,” he’s not the type of black guy they can tolerate.

The popular comic book forum on social media site Reddit banned users from discussing “Isom,” citing the forum’s rules against “supporting comics made by hate groups.” Commenters also reportedly used racial slurs to describe their dislike of July’s work.

This sort of racist gatekeeping — on top of the bloated anti-American sentiment in places like comic book giants Marvel and DC — is clearly a chilling force for many of the same ethnic groups that the radical left is trying to bring to justice.

In the same Fox interview, “Isom” animator, former DC Comics artist Gabe Abdul Eltaeb, said he left the company specifically in response to his decision to slaughter the Man of Steel mantra.

“I made it to DC Comics and Superman,” Eltaeb said. “My little boy dream came true, [but] they woke him up.”

So he left the company.

July and Eltaeb are doing what conservatives talk about but are often too afraid to do: take the fight to the left in their own arena and create a competitive product to fight the left that dominate the industry.

It was also very successful. Within days of pre-sales starting, the comic grossed a whopping $2 million. There is clearly a hunger for this type of dull content among consumers who hunger for media that does not evangelize for the radical left.

Especially given that American superhero comics are bleeding readers.

Industry analysts from NPD BookScan reported that Japanese comics, or manga, wiped out American comic sales in 2021.

Manga sales accounted for more than three out of four comics in the country last year. American superhero comics made up a pathetic 6.5%.

It seems Americans are voting with their wallets, and woke leftist trash is losing.

This move away from woke content comes as conservatives experience a renaissance in the creative realm. Conservative cartoonists like George Alexopoulos are taking their work online to growing audiences, while outlets like The Daily Wire are working to create a conservative film empire based on movies like Run, Hide, Fight and Terror on the Prairie.

But until Isom, comics were mostly ceded to the left. Which is a bit odd when you think about it.

Comics seem to be a natural haven for pro-American and conservative values. Superman and Captain America exist as avatars for the best that the country can be.

Superman is enormously powerful and could destroy the planet if he wanted to. But as someone who stands for positive American values, he uses his powers for good instead.

Why have conservatives allowed the left to corrupt these stories and make superheroes another mouthpiece for their woke propaganda? Americans have clearly historically liked comics featuring pro-American superheroes and shun new leftist content like the plague.

The right response to this resurgence in conservative, unwoke media is to cultivate it. Buy a comic made by someone who doesn’t follow the Woke line. Support them financially because they get no help from the radical left that run comic book titans like Marvel or DC.

And if comics aren’t your thing, find something that is. There are conservative artists who need people to buy their art and conservative musicians who are trying to spread their music. They too need help.

Isom #1 is slated for release in August and hopefully pre-sales will continue to explode as the property becomes more widely known.

The Conservatives can retake the comics industry from the left. You don’t even have to be a superhero to do that.

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