Quality Nerd Raging

I felt this was worth sharing.


Weaponized Nerd Rage lived up to his name and delivered a quality rant taking a certain quivering shitweasel to task. [9 mins]


Honestly Ethan van Sciver has won me over as fan in the recent weeks and for much the same reasons that Jon Del Arroz did. He’s simply so honest, passionate and friendly that any sane person walks away from the conversation with a smile on their face.


Quality Nerd Raging

Comics, Culture War and the Arkhaven Experiments

I was torn on whether or not to write this piece. I’ve increasingly found myself doing a great deal of Culture War commentary. Right now the culture war is raging hottest among the comic stands and racks upon racks of zombie eyed funko pops.

While I find the culture war aspect deeply interesting and since I do make it a point to have at least basic understanding of what is going on in the rest of geekdom, I am not a comics guy.

Seriously people I own two comics (and one of those I impulse bought last week, just to see how much of a story can you tell in a hundred panels.) Most of what I knew about comics before 2015 was learnt against my will.

This gives me a bit of a detached view of ComicsGate and related topics. On one hand because comics is such small concentrated aspect of the War for the Heart of Geekdom it’s very easy for me to pick out elements of the wider culture war without getting personally and emotionally involved. On the other hand many of my friends (and readers) do enjoy comics and I don’t like to see my friends in pain. And there is plenty of pain in the modern comics world. We are beginning to see the first signs of the SJWs being driven out of territory that once thought secure, truly a beautiful sight. The SJWs of course are lashing out frantically but that’s more funny than threatening.

The recent attacks on Ethan van Sciver and Jon Malin are in part an act of desperation as the SJWs lodged in the comics industry are beginning to sense just how vulnerable they are.


The entire comic industry is in very bad shape and it becoming increasingly obvious to everyone just who is to blame. The books simply aren’t selling at a time when America hasn’t been so enamoured with superheroes since GI’s were reading Captain America in the trenches. How could this be? Only the dark magic of SJW convergence can explain this state of affairs. Luckily brave heroes are rising to the occasion to do something about it.


Diversity and Comics reviewing the latest death spasms in the Comic twittersphere. [12mins]

He gets to the to point around the six minute mark. Also there’s a lot of cringe here.



I didn’t feel the need to talk about the Will Calligan incident as others in my internet friendosphere already had the bases covered but truly that was a perfect storm event and the anti-SJW forces spotted a target of opportunity and then PROCEEDED TO NUKE IT FROM ORBIT


It is very difficult to overstate just how much of a win the Will Calligan kickstarter was for Arkhaven. Possibly even a bigger win the initial Alt*Hero one. Again the suspicions of Divine timing begins to arise. The SJWs couldn’t be doing more to boost Arkhaven’s chances of success if they were directly on the Supreme Dark Lord’s payroll.

Okay a quick glossary for people who aren’t daily readers of Vox Day’s blog like I am.

Alt*Hero: That kickstarter comic thing that pissed in everyone’s cornflakes and got this whole thing going. Intended to be the main showcase series for Arkhaven comics. Note that by it’s very nature Alt*Hero will be by necessity highly political.

Arkhaven Comics: This is the imprint that Castilia House is going to use for comics that they are going to make themselves in house.

Avalon: A Chuck Dixon lead series that is going to set in the same universe as Alt*Hero. Avalon will be focused on street level crime fighting on noticeably less political than the flagship series.

Dark Legion: A secondary imprint for comics Castilia House is ‘indirectly’ publishing. Basically an indie comic that is using CH is a publishing outlet while retaining creative control.


Vox Day giving an update (Jan 28th) on various Arkhaven projects [16 mins]

More importantly he shows off an example of the 24 page ‘single issue’ comic with a trade paperback cover that had me so confused.

Vox also discusses briefly how all Arkhaven/Dark Legion comics will be available in Kindle unlimited and that this is a key part of their distribution plan.

The other part of the plan is far more intriguing (if at the moment very secretive) those $2.99 single issue comics are going to be available to local comic stores through a currently unnamed distribution company (Distributor X?) in effect breaking the current monopoly that be been in force since 1997.


Alt*Hero will not ‘save the comics industry’ but it is the second and third order side effects that are happening around the Alt*Hero project that are going to breathe new life into a nearly dead industry.

First of all if Arkhaven can delivery on even half of what has been promised how are the other independent comic creators going to react? Are they going to curl up in a ball and crawl into the nearest safe space, or are they going to get “high energy” and increase their output and creativity. It doesn’t even matter whether they are mad at Vox Day for invading their turf. Energy is energy and the Arkhaven disruption will breathe new life into the fringe creators. Culture war after all requires culture and the more non-SJW comics being made the better.

The second aspect depends on the combination of Distributor X and the Dark Legion imprint opening up the comic industry and making it easier for physical books to get to market. Once local comic store owners get used to ordering from a second distributor, things should begin to snowball. Diamond will respond to the new competition (by all accounts they are a very smart company,) and they will probably be forced to start treating the store owners better.

And if more and more small indy publishers start switching to Distributor X or pressing Diamond for better deals… well again things will snowball quickly.

Of course this all depends on there still being local comic stores around in 2019.

But don’t mind me… you all know what a pessimist I am.

—Wolfman Out–


AltHero Vs ComicsGate : A quick overview of the difference in philosophy between the two approaches.

Comics, Culture War and the Arkhaven Experiments

AltHero Vs ComicsGate

Just a quick point about the difference between ComicsGate and AltHero.

#ComicsGate is about FORCING A REFORM on the comic industry.

This might be possible. This is no doubt a worthy cause. Time will tell.

#AltHero on the other hand completely WRITES OFF the existing comics industry as a LOSS and seeks to BUILD completely NEW institutions.

Which approach is correct?

We don’t know.

The advantages of stopping the enemy short of the main line of resistance are considerable. If such a thing is possible no effort is completely wasted.

But can an SJW converged company be de-converged? No one knows. I can think of no examples.

So which approach should be the focus? That’s not my decision to make.

AltHero Vs ComicsGate

Allsorted Youtube Selections

Life is sort of kicking my ass right now but I really do hate to leave the blog empty so here’s a number of youtube videos that caught my fancy recently.

Arch Warhammer presents A Truly Orky Story [23 mins]

Yes happy endings are possible even in the grimdark of WH40K.



Get in the trukk boyz!!!


How not to invade a planet[5 mins]

Still an awesome movie just as long as you keep it completely separate from the novel.


Mildly annoying historian Lindybeige goes over the entire Bayeux Tapestry from beginning to end. [22 mins]

A very interesting artform if nothing else.


Mim Headroom reviews the Sharknado of comics [16 mins]

If you wanted an example of just how ridiculous SJW Marvel can be; this is it… and yes the guy in the wheelchair is named Wheels. There is however an excellent Hawkeye leadership moment around the twelve minute mark. Mim gives these two issues in question a 5/10 because they somehow manage to be fun.

I actually think the terrible artwork helped this series in being more fun than it actually is.”


So yeah Occupy Avengers might be worth digging out of your local comic store’s trash bin. Such as the world we live in.

Allsorted Youtube Selections

NerdLife 10: Most Interesting Times

Not much to say this month so let’s just get straight down to business.


A quick Geekdom is under attack manifesto from what appears to be a fairly new site.

Remember fam, it’s all one big nerdwar. Focus on the battleground that you know best but remember that Alt-Culture is a combined arms operation. Do your duty and together we can push back the poz.



And in that note Space Ranger Jon Mollison gives a little pep talk to all us eager young space cadets.


So grab your gyrojet carbines and get to your scout ships, boys because those space princesses aren’t going to just escape from those alien doom dungeons without somebody lending a hand, tentacle or other biomechanical grasping device.


Epic Viking squirrel music.

This almost seems to be two separate songs blended together. Definitely high energy and very squirrelly.


J D Cowan Discusses what actually made the X-Men good.


If you asked anyone in the 1990s why they liked the X-Men you would have few answers beyond the obvious. They had awesome powers. They were cool. They were distinct individuals with their own talents that backed each other up and meshed well in a group. They always take on the bad guys and put aside their own personal grudges to do so. The stories are explosive and fun.

Whatever politics the X-Men were created with were secondary to what kids enjoyed out of them.”




Justin Knight reflects on what drove him to write his latest novel, Praxis.


I loved the original Alien movie, because it was basically truckers in space. With Praxis, I wanted to do a warehouse in space.”


Diversity and Comics reviews Shirtless Bear Fighter [22 mins]

And he’s not really a fan. This comic seems to have wasted a perfectly good concept, in favor of cramming in lame jokes and completely ham-handed sarcasm.

Edit: Oh Look Somebody decided to DMCA the video in question. How stunning and brave!


Interplanetary Baseball Commissioner Jon Del Arroz discusses the rise of alternative culture [13mins]


Brian Niemeier weighs on Comicsgate



Yakov Merkin‘s second article on writing non-human characters. He gets into the nuts and blots a bit here.


“The first pitfall is obvious. Most readers won’t question a non-human character, but, if by the middle of the book they’re wondering what exactly is alien about this character, you have a problem.”


Looks about right


Paul Lucas reflects upon a Robert. E Howard poem and does an in-depth breakdown.


The climax of the poem is striking – the Dark Barbarian literally towers over all. He is a massive god looming over the remnants of a crushed civilisation, not just in our minds but literally.“


Forging a French Nail (Early WWI Trench Knife) [6 Mins]

Weapons don’t need to be fancy in order to be deadly. It’s also very sobering to contemplate that a great deal of World War I fighting was done with knives, sharpened entrenching tools or even clubs.


NotJohnDaker muses over how to work Vikings into the ACKS system.


As per this blog’s standard policy MOAR Vikings is better than less Vikings and I must applaud all efforts towards that noble goal.


Outward Bound: Colonizing Titan [31mins]

This is Titan the frozen flammable gold mine of the solar system.”

Exactly what it says on the tin. Amazing series. Certainly much better Sci-fi than Star Trek Discovery, especially when you consider that its budget could probably be calculated in ramen noodles.


Rawle Nyanzi gives us a post briefly discussing various highly romantic weapons that are in fact quite impractical but always seem to capture the imagination of the audience.


Swords, Spacefighters and Giant Robots sounds like a pretty awesome time.


Anyway that’s all I got for now. People do seem a little interesting in further “Ice Moon Corrigan” writing so I’m trying to plan a little of that out. Corrigan was supposed to get a passing mention in Decisive Action but it’s such an interesting idea for a society that it would be a shame not to play with the ideas just a bit more. We just don’t get enough Christian fanatic super-preppers turning entire moons into heavily fortified monasteries in modern Science Fiction.

But that’s another thought for another day until then For Breyland and for glory!

—Wolfman Out–

NerdLife 10: Most Interesting Times

Another Goal Reached

The Alt Hero project has reached its fourth stretch goal at the 70K mark. As a result a novel has been announced that will be co-written by Vox Day and Jon Del Arroz (of For Steam and Country fame.)



The overwhelming response to Alt-Hero really has caught everybody by surprise and the timing of the whole project has an almost divine element to it. With Comicsgate slowburning in the background the one and half month delay of Alt-Hero’s launch (where they had to wait for the freestartr site to add certain features) has done nothing but add fuel to the fire.

It was also side splittingly hilarious to see Comic SJWs completely lose their shit over a single picture of Rebel when anyone who reads Vox Day’s blog had known that Alt Hero was in the works for about six months. Anyway the aggressive anti-fandumb marketing does seem to be doing its job.

Why just look what the critics are saying on Twitter.

Yeah, I’d be concerned about getting someone consistent but..I doubt any artist wants on board this trainwreck.” — @lashiec

Buddy this whole comic is about this dude’s hurt feelings.” — @Noalarmplanet

Nah, I prefer to slap my girldick on you and your shitlord Beale’s faces.” — @_Alsvid_(Context of the statement not recorded)

Alt*Hero is fertile evidence for my doctoral dissertation “Redhead fetishism is Asian fetishism for Dudes Too Racist for Asian Fetishism.” — @brendonbouzard

i’m sorry for giving alt hero attention but god i feel like i’ve entered some kind of alternate hell timeline” — @SpadesArts

Who the fuck is Matteo Mystic? Google search shows nothing. Also MULTIPLE people ‘pledged’ $5000 to that alt hero fake kickstarter trash.” — @kendallgoode

i am mad that my dream of someone in 5 years buying a storage locker full of unsold alt hero books full of only your shitty art won’t happen.” — @dewormy

Oh my god I clicked on it and I’m getting legit mad that they designed Alt hero to be counter to “The deformed Muslim Kamala khan” aAAAAAAA” — @Fatdragonfiesta

Current Mood among Alt-Hero supporters.

or maybe this.

Anyway I have been VERY POLITELY asked to turn the speakers back down to ten. So I will be taking it easy the next few days.

—Wolfman Out—


Another Goal Reached