(exasperated groan)

So Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada apologized because the teabaggers got added into an issue of “Captain America,” and for some reason, the teabaggers got mad, possibly because all they ever do is get mad, so Joe apologized because — I don’t know why.

Quesada hasn’t apologized to me yet for having Spider-Man sell his soul to the devil, or for cancelling “She-Hulk” and “Captain Britain” and “Marvel Adventures: The Avengers”… but all the crazy screaming people get apologized to because they got put into a comic book? No big surprise they’re yelling that his apology isn’t enough. I’m not sure what they want him to do — kill himself? Kill the writer? Blow up a federal building? Did Joe think the teabaggers were gonna go out and buy some comic books? Methinks not, man — once you’re the focus of the Two Minutes Hate, you never get back on their good side again.

So here’s my open letter to Big Joe Q — I’m sure he’ll be keen to read it. As long as he’s paying attention to tiny fringe groups with questionable sanity, I’m sure he’ll want to bookmark me and read me all the time:

“Dear Joe,

Please stop apologizing to the angry screaming people who hang teabags on their hats.

Ignore them, and they’ll forget about you as soon as they get distracted by whatever random object enrages them next. When you give them the attention they crave, they write your name down in their ‘These Guys Are Easy Marks Who We Can Get to Pay Attention to Us’ book, and they’ll just keep screaming at you.

P.S.: Jeph Loeb and Brian Bendis aren’t as great as you think they are. Please stop giving them so much work. Or any work. Good luck with the ‘Heroic Age’ stuff, but betwixt you and me, I reckon y’all will be right back to killing off B-list superheroes before the end of the year.

Hugs and kisses,
That Dude Who Writes ‘Hero Sandwich'”

I’d share with y’all my open letter to Dan DiDio at DC, but I don’t think y’all want to be exposed to quite that many F-bombs…

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  1. swampy Said,

    February 11, 2010 @ 12:28 am

    who cares about what some no brained “tea baggers ” think? They should be happy to get any kind of publicity…

  2. RAB Said,

    February 11, 2010 @ 12:30 am

    My initials are RAB and I approve this message.

  3. Extraman! Said,

    February 11, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    “…Without its ideals — its commitment to the freedom of all men, America is a piece of trash!” You go, Cap’m… and I like to think that freedom includes the freedom to stereotype for entertainment purposes, without fearing an angry mob forcing you to apologize and retract (as I understand it, the issue will actually be altered. ‘exasperated groan’ indeed). Way too much of that waaah-you-hurted-my-feewings crap goes on in America already. Suck it up, Tea Party people. Either be the truly “different” kind of political group you claim to be, or don’t be at all.