Writer Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang) and artists Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & The X-Men) and André Lima Araújo (Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider) have used the ratings-obsessed inter-dimensional television mogul, Mojo, to explicate the current comics feud that has become known as comic gate.
What is comic gate?
Comic gate is made up of two groups, the first is a group of comic book fans and creators who feel the mainstream comic industry has forced diversity and politics into comics.The other side of this coin is… well, a rather large group of comic book creators and fans who have taken a stance against the opposition that has rallied behind the banner of Comics gate.
In x-men black Mojo voices the concerns of comic gate and even goes as far as complaining about the new x-men- so much that Mojo tries to eradicate the new X-men characters and have only the old characters. And an interesting story unfolds which highlights the importance of events surrounding the comic book industry.
The story is lighthearted albeit a bit dull, there are more interesting and more important events that the writers could have wrote about that it seems whatever way you read this story you either enjoy it or you won’t, which is a shame as the X-men Black series had an auspicious start with Magneto.
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