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Rippaverse, a new comic book publisher, is offering non-woke audiences superhero entertainment without the “woke” transformations seen recently at Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Rippaverse founder Eric July and comic book artist Gabe Abdul Eltaeb joined “Fox & Friends” Thursday, offering insight into their mission and how their first issue, ISOM #1, brought in more than $2 million in presales.
July shared his thoughts with Brian Kilmeade, stating that he wanted to be part of the solution and not just gripe about it.
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“The American comic book market is still very hungry for this kind of material. They’ve just been not getting it from the big two…” he added.
Eltaeb, who was formerly employed by DC Comics, left because the company decided to turn Superman ‘woke’ by removing the slogan “truth, justice, and the American way,” but found a new home with Rippaverse.
“I dreamed of being a comic artist since I was a little boy, and I worked my way up… I made it to DC Comics and made it to Superman,” he said. “My little-boy dream came true, they made him ‘woke,’ they got rid of his American citizenship…”
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“I famously walked out of the book, and that was huge. Soon after, I met up with Eric and started working on ISOM together, and I also made another book with another Warner Bros., DC Comics veteran, David Williams, and we created ‘Truth, Justice, American Way,’” he added.
Eltaeb stated that the Rippaverse doesn’t seek to be anti-woke and attack people but instead opts to be non-woke and leave politics out.
He said, “We just want people to see classic superhero action.”
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Kilmeade pointed out that critics viewed the comic as a book about “hate groups”, a criticism July dismissed.
“That has not been able to stop me at all.” He responded that there is a lot of excitement about the project and added, “To my mind, this was what they were always scared off.”