Dynamite Entertainment saw a few creators including Gail Simone take offense and “discontinue” their relationship with the company after some took offense with the publisher producing special variant cover comics featuring characters from people associated with Comicsgate.
Dynamite also saw Declan Shalvey pull out of it’s October DIE!Namite event. Dynamite itself pulled out of two of it’s scheduled three Comic-Con@Home video panels due to the creators who were to be featured on those panels walking away from the company and those comic books.
Now, according to Bleeding Cool, Dynamite has issued a statement.
Statement from Dynamite
July 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ:
“Dynamite Entertainment is a partner in the fight for equality and inclusion. Our company was founded on these core values more than 15 years ago and they are essential to the creative process – the work of visionary artists and entrepreneurs – that we are passionate about. Intolerance has no place in our company or our industry. The impulse behind this brief association was that of helping a friend of many decades and his family, and not how that assistance could potentially affect our valued colleagues, partners, and friends. That association is behind us and this time has strengthened our resolve to continue working with the most diverse talent in creating the best comics possible.“
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