Marvel refused to publish an essay from the 'Maus' author because of a Trump joke

Tech 18-8-2019 Mashable 20

Marvel Comics wants to steer clear of politics. Even in the introduction to an anthology spanning the period of time during and immediately after World War II.

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 was originally supposed to include an intro penned by Art Spiegelman, the famed graphic novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Maus. But now Spiegelman claims that the essay he wrote, which refers to Donald Trump as the "Orange Skull" — a reference to Captain America's Nazi nemesis, Red Skull — didn't fly with Marvel.

Spiegelman wrote in The Guardian that after he submitted his essay in June, the anthology's publisher Folio Society informed him that Marvel Comics "is not allowing its publications to take a political stance." He says that he was told the intro would still work if he just removed the Red Skull reference. Read more...

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