Marvel refused to publish an essay from the ‘Maus’ author because of a Trump joke


Marvel Comics wants to steer clear of politics. Even in the introduction to an anthology spanning the period of time during and immediately after World War II.

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 was originally supposed to include an intro penned by Art Spiegelman, the famed graphic novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Maus — a personal story about the Holocaust, featuring a cast of cartoon animals. But now Spiegelman claims that the essay he wrote, which refers to Donald Trump as the “Orange Skull” — a reference to Captain America’s Nazi nemesis, Red Skull — didn’t fly with Marvel. Read more…

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