Growing up in Kansas, the hate-mongering picket practices of Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church were an almost omnipresent source of annoyance, so I was happy to discover that Oni Press had taken note of the group's noted interest in comic book culture by sending them an envelope full of reading material. What kind of reading material, you ask? Try half a dozen copies of The Auteur #1 by writer Rick Spears, artist James Callahan and colorist Luigi Anderson. They're going to love it!
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The tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona over the weekend, which left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a coma and six others dead, has been universally condemned both by Democrats and Republicans, as you would expect in any civilized society where violence and assassination with semi-automatic weaponry are considered inappropriate responses to political differences. But while even Sarah Palin -- a forceful opponent of Giffords who
As we discussed yesterday, the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Comic-Con because... well, it's still not clear, except that they love attention almost as much as they love being terrible. ComicsAlliance was there to capture the glorious counterprotest by comics fans who vastly outnumbered the members of the church, holding comics-themed counter-protest signsing and chanting "We love comics!"
ComicsAlliance Senior Writer Chris Sims found "Secret Six" writer Gail Simone on the scene, and spoke with the "Secret Six" writer -- an outspoken supporter of gay rights -- about the inspiring response from the comics community. Check out the video after the jum
They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter-protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and
Comic-Con goers, beware: The man who believes that god hates...well...everyone but his family, really, is headed to San Diego on July 22.
I'll do the Internet a favor and refrain from linking to Fred Phelps' official Westboro Baptist Church site, but here's his church's case for making the trek to SDCC:
Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turn