Marvel apologizes and removes 'X-Men' artwork after artist hides antisemitic, Islamist references in comic
Marvel Comics has released a statement saying that it will be taking “disciplinary action” against one of its artists after the shocking discovery of hidden antisemitic and hard-line Islamist references in an X-men comic book. “X-Men Gold #1” was released last Wednesday. It had been well-received until controversy erupted over the weekend when the references to Qu’ran verses and Indonesian Islamist politics were noted on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.
In a statement provided to Comicbook.com, Marvel said: “The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings. These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation.” Marvel added that the artwork “will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks.”