Back up the drain
A 2005 Urban Legends by Brian Cronin (from CBR's semi-defunct website so i'm reposting the whole thing):
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: Akira Yoshida is a pseudonym.
Now: Marvel's New Editor-in-Chief Admits Writing Under Japanese Pseudonym 'Akira Yoshida'. It seems the often-despised Bleeding Cool has been on this for a while.
Noticed by the Atlantic, and not in a good way:
Marvel Comics has had a rough few years, full of dropping sales, public controversies, and departures by high-profile creators. After the exit of the previous editor Axel Alonso, Cebulski's stewardship was supposed to be a fresh start, an opportunity to regain audiences' trust. Instead, the company is having to deal with the fact that its new editor in chief was part of a larger pattern of white men posing as Asian for personal gain. Marvel's apparently muted response has prompted frustration from some comics creators, critics, and readers--many of whom recognize how Cebulski was enabled by an industry that has long relied on pulp Asian stereotypes and struggled with hiring people of color.
I have a vague idea that i like C.B. Cebulski (from his Loners series, maybe?), so this is extra weird to me.
By fnord12 | December 18, 2017, 8:24 PM | Comics