This week, we take a look at the controversy surrounding the recent X-Men: Gold #1 comic. Muslim artist Ardian Syaf stirred up a lot of anger after including some arguably anti-semitic “easter eggs” in his drawings. To understand what is going on, it helps to know that the messages were in support of a movement against recently ousted Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. He was charged with blasphemy for criticizing the Koran (although it would appear he didn’t actually do that but we’ll get into that during the podcast). We talk about the whole mess with our guest, Marvel super fan Mark Sherman. Mark also becomes the first guest to answer our new five questions!
For more, here’s an article from Bleeding Cool with several relevant links.
Also interesting is this piece by G. Willow Wilson, who is also a Muslim.
And hey – here’s one of the panels in question.