This editor frequents a fairly geeky site that writes about video games, movies, and comic books (he collected comics until they boosted the price to $0.25). There’s a healthy comment section there, but the moderators have banned the word “woke.” You can’t say that Marvel’s “She-Hulk” is woke, although you can sneak by the censors with “w0ke” or “w()ke.”
The idea that Marvel’s gone woke is only going to grow now that they’ve teamed up with Pfizer to promote the latesthttps://twitter.com/CanadianRay16/status/1577483156328173568 batch of COVID-19 boosters.
When Ultron wreaks havoc, the Avengers act as the first line of defense. People can help protect themselves by staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. Head to https://t.co/PfNUYTZlkj to get a first look at Pfizer, BioNTech, and Marvel’s comic book! pic.twitter.com/hwhRateYIB
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) October 4, 2022
Which of your “genius” marketing team members thought of this “brilliant” campaign?
— R 🇨🇦C 🇹🇼🇭🇰 (@CanadianRay16) October 5, 2022
Good job on making the Marvel comics officially uncool
— Bhavik 🐳🚛🇨🇦🐭 (@Bhavik0880) October 4, 2022
Myocarditis is not a super power
— Adam B. Coleman, President of Aintblackistan (@wrong_speak) October 5, 2022
Babe wake up, Pfizer dropped their version of “Pokémon go to the polls”
— Nasmr (@Nasmr9) October 5, 2022
Advertising this toward children is pretty gross. But look who it’s coming from…
— Jessica Green (@soupcanarchist) October 5, 2022
Ya’ll shoulda deleted this.
— Weaponized Nerd Rage (@WeaponizedRage) October 5, 2022
That would require them to have shame and guilt.
— zakueins (@zakueins) October 5, 2022
— Tomo (@1OrneryOkinawan) October 5, 2022
I didn’t know drug companies were allowed to use cartoons to market to minors. This is very unseemly.
— NewsieOne (@NewsieOne) October 5, 2022
Atrocious, even for you.
— Eddie Brock (@Venom8659) October 5, 2022
And they both provide the same protection in real life
— NeuroticGuru85 (@Guru85Neurotic) October 5, 2022
Nice hidden replies. Bet your mom is really proud of you, social media intern.
— DHCR-core (0/4 COMMS CLOSED) (@PunishedDelta) October 5, 2022
— Col. Rich Hudson PhD 🧐 (@AdonMadeon) October 5, 2022
Thanos was right
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) October 5, 2022
Thanks, I hate it.
— Black-Dog 🐶 (@JimL1978) October 5, 2022
Is there an opioid settlement variant cover?
— Nerdrotic (@Nerdrotics) October 5, 2022
Jesus Christ I hate you people so much.
— Former Fridge Intern (@fridgeintern) October 5, 2022
OK, we actually took a minute to scan the comic and everyone’s wearing a surgical mask (except for the Avengers). The conclusion? “The Avengers are doing their part to help keep us safe. Now it’s time for us to do ours,” say the human characters as they get in line for their booster. For real.
Washington Department of Health rips off Marvel to point out that wearing a mask ‘makes you a superhero’ https://t.co/kICswJp5xn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 15, 2022