Milo on Comicgate

Posted September 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Worth reading for any fan of comics. Take a look at who these people are and what they do.

Start writing letters to Disney. Someone in that organization must still be interested in making money and pleasing the fans.

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Three Origins of Superheroes

Posted September 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Alexander Macris was my editor when I worked for EveryJoe. I liked working with him and hope to do so again.

Here he gives his theory of the three origins of superheroes:

There are only three origin stories for superheroes. Everything else is just re-mixing on these three ingredients.

  1. Ordinary person accidentally becomes extraordinary through chance.
  2. Determined person becomes extraordinary through dedication and will.
  3. A person born with extraordinary gifts lives up to his birthright.

These are, respectively, proletariat, bourgeois, and aristocratic views of human achievement.
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Lady Thor Exhibit A

Posted September 22, 2017 By John C Wright

At least one correspondent doubted my comments in a recent column about Lady Thor, and accused me not merely of exaggeration, and ignorance, but of practicing deceit.

Whatever the merit of such accusations, they are too wild and unfocused to merit sober rebuttal. No reader is interested in hairsplitting the meaning of phrases like “blot out” and “upstage”, nor is it ever worthwhile to pen rebuttals saying only that I did not say what I did not say.

I plead nolo contendere, since the nuances of the particulars are not needed for my main point.

Instead, I propose instead merely to offer Exhibit A: the duel with Absorbing Man and Titania.

The writing quality or lack thereof you may judge with your own eyes. Whether the dialog is witty and in-character, or breaks the fourth wall to allow the writer to spit venom on the loyal fans, the candid reader may draw his own conclusions.

The difference between this, and the comic opera, mock-Shakespearean nobility and grandeur of the real Thor will be immediately visible to all fans who have read the Kirby and Stan Lee originals, or the Walt Simonson run (Thor #337 to Thor #382).

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Diversity and Comics

Posted September 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Gamergate has started up again. To arms, citizens.

I have become a loyal fan and follower of Zack (not his real name) who works at a Sunny D factory (not his real work) and made videos roasting or praising modern comic books, usually Marvel, which he called “SJW Marvel.”

The name of his channel is Diversity and Comics. You can find it here:

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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 16, Knife Attack

Posted September 20, 2017 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 16, Knife Attack, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 16 Knife Attack

In this exciting episode, Colonel Lost is locked in deadly combat with an unknown assailant in the claustrophobically cramped space of a buried burrowing machine, while that machine is maneuvering in wild climbs and dives to avoid the war machines closing in.

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Not Tired of Winning Yet XXIX

Posted September 19, 2017 By John C Wright

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.”

There have been minor victories this week: First is a new paper published in National Geoscience contains what amounts to an admission that the IPCC report on global warming is wrong, and contains an overestimation, based on skewed computer models, of the rate of global warming.

Second, Trump’s much-mocked claim that he was being wiretapped by the Obama Administration, which Director Coma joined in dismissing, turns out to have been true. Even CNN admits as much:

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump

These are minor victories. But the speech President Trump gave to the UN was a major victory.

Listening to this clarity and honesty, and comparing it to the studied untruths spoken by Obama when he addressed this corrupt and worthless body, brings delight. For so long, we have waited for someone to speak plain truths to plain liars.

Here is a transcript. I give it in full, so that the reader may luxuriate, as I did, in the brutal straightforwardness and lucidness these words.

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Posted September 18, 2017 By John C Wright

I am unduly and absurdly glad to repeat this announcement from my publisher. This book is the halfway mark in my Moth and Cobweb series.


Inflicted with amnesia, Yumiko Ume Moth has managed to discover the identity of the lost love she cannot remember. She has also learned the bitter truth of her mother’s murder. And the party responsible for the absence of the one and the death of the other is the same: the Supreme Council of Anarchists.

Now Yumiko hopes to rescue the brilliant young man who may or may not be her fiance while seeking vengeance for the Grail Queen, her mother. But her only allies are a scatter-brained fairy and the Last Crusade, which, despite its grand name, consists of a young knight and his dog.

Nevertheless, the Foxmaiden will not turn from her path, though all the dark forces of Tartarus stand in her way.

TITHE TO TARTARUS: The Dark Avenger’s Sidekick book three is the 6th volume of Moth & Cobweb.

John C. Wright is one of the living grandmasters of science fiction and the author of THE GOLDEN AGE, AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND, and IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY, to name just three of his exceptional books. He has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and his novel SOMEWHITHER won the 2016 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel at Dragoncon.

The first book in the Moth & Cobweb series, SWAN KNIGHT’S SON, was a finalist for the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Young Adult Novel. 

Those of you who have Amazon Prime may be interested to know that all six books of the Moth & Cobweb series are now available on Kindle Unlimited.

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Last Crusade Three Centers of Power

Posted September 17, 2017 By John C Wright

To the defeat the enemy, one must first know the enemy, and come to grips with the enemy.

In the present case, the current phase of the eternal war between heaven and hell is a culture war gripping the West. The great civilizations of the East have adopted one or the other banners from Western thought or Western heresy: China is Marxist rather than Confucian; India follows British forms of law; Japan and South Korea adopt democratic, free-market policies. Hence, the outcome for the East depends on the West.

In the West, Europe has abandoned God, and committed slow suicide. Russia has abandoned Godlessness, and shows signs of a return to their old strength.

The Jews, as is their sad habit since biblical times, have also abandoned God, and now whore after other gods, the secular gods of political correctness, anti-life nonsense and moral filth.

As ever, God preserves a remnant of orthodox and practicing Jews, a tithe from whom the next generation will be built.

In all this, no hope of triumph over the darkness remains, save perhaps here in America. If we prevail here, Europe and Israel may be saved yet. If not, the Leftists will feed them feet first into the wood chipper of the Jihad.

In America, the riots, bombings, assassinations, and mass shootings by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Jihadists, and other terror groups employed by the Left, currently are an adjunct to the culture war, meant to produce turmoil, discontent, and, above all, fear.

In effect, at the present moment, the Leftist terrorism is meant to produce psychological rather than military victory: to reduce the will of Civilization to resist, since overcoming our strength by direct mean is, in this generation, is impossible for them.

In America, the political system is on its deathbed, but it has not yet died.

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Wright with Chest

Posted September 13, 2017 By John C Wright

I had the honor to be asked to be a guest on the Men with Chests podcast…

The show can be heard on iTunes, Stitcher, Google play, and with any app that allows you to subscribe to an RSS feed. Regrettably, we are not available on Sound Cloud.

The homepage has all the links available:

Here is the post:…

I love these guys. They start with the battle prayer to St Michael the Archangel, and end with the cry of Deus Vult.

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Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 15, The Iron Mole

Posted September 13, 2017 By John C Wright

Lost on the Last Continent, Episode 15, The Iron Mole, is now posted on Patreon.

Episode 15 The Iron Mole

In this exciting episode, in an act of underworld piracy, Colonel Lost boards and commandeers the armored burrowing craft,  hears strange voices, and finds himself locked into a form of combat for which he is entirely unprepared.

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