New comic book publisher Rippaverse has received over $3 million for its debut project that, according to its creator, has "leftist comic book 'fans' on Reddit... in full-blown meltdown mode."
Believe it or not; there are a lot of people that aren't interested in
- Super gay climate activist Superman
- Polyamorous bisexual Star-Lord
- Lectures on the meaning of "Latinx" in Spider-Man
They just want a good comic book.
Rippaverse founder Eric July regularly comments on pop culture and politics on his YouTube channel, often criticizing the comic book industry.
"What I wanted to do was be a part of the solution instead of griping about the problem, so I had the idea, it made sense financially, and it was the perfect time to do it," July said. "This American comic book market is still kind of thirsty for this type of material. They've just been not getting it from the big two," (presumably referring to DC and Marvel comics).
Gabe Eltaeb, colorist for ISOM #1, previously worked on a Superman series for DC Comics, but quit after "they made him woke."
"Working on Isom with Eric has been amazing," artist Gabe Abdul Eltaeb said. "Eric shares my ideals that we don't want to be anti-woke and attack people. We want to be non-woke. We just want to give people classic superhero action."
Rippaverse's Isom #1 "not only serves as the beginnings of a new character but also as a launching pad for what will inevitably be an ever-expanding comic book universe," according to the Rippaverse website.
"This comic book company was not created at random," the Rippaverse website reads. "Our founder had been rooted in the culture of American comic books since he was a youngster and being a creative in the industry was always a dream of his. But the unfortunate state of the industry gave him the push that he needed to give it a shot. We've seen what works, and we've certainly seen what NOT to do. Rippaverse Comics is the product of a comic book guy that still believes the magic of the culture."
"The American comic book industry has its issues, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a market. You just want awesome comics and a place to escape. Somebody has to bring it back to the essence. Why not us?"
Isom #1 ships in August in case anyone is interested. Here's a promo for the comic:
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