Despite the promise to back off pushing politics, Marvel can’t help but showcase its disdain for all things conservative. Case-in-point: the new X-Men Gold comic written by Marc Guggenheim, which features the heroes torturing a new villain, a top conservative terrorist.
In the first issue, a new character is introduced — Lydia Nance — in an interview on “The Fact Channel.” Nance is the director of the Heritage Initiative and as comic book artist Matt Battaglia points out in his article at The Federalist, it is “a barely disguised stand-in for the Heritage Foundation,” the conservative think-tank in Washington, D.C.
The writing paints Nance as “pointedly anti-mutant,” Battaglia says, and she is the subject of a conversation between Captain America and now-X-Men leader Kitty Pryde.
“Lydia Nance. She heads the Heritage Initiative. They call themselves a “think tank,” but if you were to ask me…” Cap begins.