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Marvel’s New “Create Your Own” Feature Bans “Alternative Lifestyles” and “Social Issues”

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When Marvel asked writers to submit comics under their new Create Your Own feature, it almost became easier to list what you could write about, rather than what you couldn’t. In a bid to launch the new platform, which allows fans to create original comic strips using Marvel characters and stock background illustrations, users were given an exhaustive list of what they couldn’t write about in the programme. And in a long list of prohibited themes, plots and characters – including “noises related to external bodily functions”, “bare midriffs” and “double entendres” laid one dynamite point of controversy – any … Read more

FOR READERS: There’s a Social Issue in My Peanut Butter

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Amy Leibowitz Mitchell: Do you prefer if social issues are handled directly in a book, or do you prefer metaphors? What are some good ways you’ve seen tough topics handled? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat