A comic book centered on a vigilante tracking down fentanyl dealers at the southern border went looking for public funds to support it, only to get banned on Twitter, then reportedly get shadow-banned on Indiegogo. Then the comic book was banned by Kickstarter after leftists complained the book featured “racist propaganda.”
The Left-wing Daily Kos described “The Private American,” whose protagonist is a Cuban-American and ex-Green Beret who suffered tragedy at the hands of drug cartels before seeking them out, as “racist propaganda and stochastic terrorism disguised as a funny book.”
“It’s a classic vigilante story in the American mode,” Mike Baron, the book’s author, stated. “I used to write ‘Punisher’ for Marvel, and this is the same type of character. In fact, this book came about when I asked myself, ‘What would the punisher be doing today?’ He’d be down on the southern border trying to stop the flow of fentanyl into the country.”
“There’s nothing against the immigrants who are trying to cross over just to get a better life; in fact, he’s there to save them, and that’s when we first meet him. He’s saving a young girl from being raped,” he added.
The Indiegogo page described the comic book thus:
The US border with Mexico has been overrun with lawless coyotes flowing across the Rio Grande, bringing in weapons, smuggling illegal drugs, and trafficking sex slaves across the country! Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed and seemingly powerless, while the U.S. government refuses to help. In fact, the administration seems to actively support open borders …
But when the violence reaches his doorstep, one man takes matters into his own hands …
“Private American permanently suspended on Twitter, shadow-banned on Indiegogo … suspended indefinitely on Kickstarter,” Fox News’ Todd Piro pointed out. “How are you going to make money now?”
“A number of us who produce comics that don’t fit into the rigid left-wing mode, we are exploring new crowd-funding possibilities,” Baron stated.
“Just how woke has the comic book industry become?” Piro asked.
“It’s pretty woke, as you know, and the sales are falling,” Baron replied. “There’s some question whether Marvel and DC will continue to publish comics in the future because sales are so low. Meanwhile, there’s a whole bunch of us; we call ourselves ComicsGate, that produce comics outside the normal realm, and we crowd-fund our comics, and they’re highly entertaining, and many of the comics are far more entertaining than better illustrated than those that are being produced by the big two.”