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Marvel Disciplines ‘X-Men Gold’ Artist After Inserting Controversial Political Messages Into Art

A few days ago Indonesian comic readers started pointing out that some controversial political messages had been inserted into an issue of X-Men Gold. Well, calling the messages “controversial” is kind of understating it, but “super bigoted” didn’t quite flow in the headline.

Artist Ardian Syaf inserted into the issue two small references which likely went far over the heads of the American editors of the comic — on one page Colossus wears a shirt saying “QS 5:51” and on another page the number “212” is prominently displayed on a building.

You may not know what either of those things mean, but once you do, you’ll see why it’s such a big deal. Continue reading Marvel Disciplines ‘X-Men Gold’ Artist After Inserting Controversial Political Messages Into Art