And then we have Heavy Ink, who thought the shooting was a good idea
The shooting in Tucson, Arizona over the weekend, which left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
in a coma and six others dead, has been universally condemned by almost every sane person. On the not-so-sane side, Travis Corcoran, the
president of Heavy Ink, an online comic book retailer based in Arlington, Massachusetts, had a different message:
“1 down, 534 to go.”
In a post on his blog, Corcoran asked that while you are in the process of
assassinating those 534 political leaders, it is important to aim very
carefully so that you do not kill random people around them, as that
would be bad.
Reading his rant and the various commenters that follow him, I begin to wonder if there are cases where Dr. Fredric Wertham was right.
I also wonder, with many comic creators including Warren Ellis, Gail Simone, Nick Spencer, and Paul Cornell calling for a boycott of his store, how long he’s going to stay in business.