Last week, at New York Comic-Con, Marvel announced that a five issue mini-series, Shadow of Vader, was going to be written by Chuck Wendig. Today, Chuck Wendig announced that Marvel had fired him. Why? Because his Twitter had been “too vulgar and negative.”
Seriously, that was the excuse given by his editor. “Today I got the call. I’m fired. Because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring. Seriously, that’s what Mark, the editor said. It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” Too much politics? Too much negativity?
Is Marvel the Twitter police now? Are they firing people because they don’t like their political views online? What the fuck, Marvel? Is this why Chelsea Cain was fired, too? Because Wendig also says that he had written three issues out of a five issue mini-series, which sounds pretty goddamn familiar. If you are that hard up about his politics, why the fuck did you hire him in the first place?
Seriously, Marvel. Fuck you.