Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What Would Captain America Do?

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada is scheduled to appear on the Colbert Report tonight, ostensibly to plug the return of Captain America to comic books this week. Quesada appeared on the show during the hype over the death of the character last year but this time he will have to cross a picket line of striking WGA writers to do it. As this discussion and others indicate, Quesada, a comic book writer as well as an executive, will effectively be acting as a scab or strikebreaker when he appears on the show. Fans of the comics should ask themselves, would Captain America cross a picket line?

Related: Mark Evanier answers the musical question, "Why picket?"

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