What a fascinating idea for a comic series one designed specifically as jackoff material for other members of the alt-right.
Theo's vision, allegedly, is to tell good stories. Unlike most other indie artists, however, his overriding reason for creating what will no doubt be the “warmouse” of comics is and it's laughable how he proudly admits this to “terrify” people who disagree with his worldview.
It makes no sense for his rogue heroes' to fight crime one illegal at a time’ but that's okay; not a whole lot about the project makes sense until you put it into perspective in this case, that Theo is a coward.
1) Waste of resources: The clan of anti-heroes will run down, individually no less, illegal immigrants - persons who generally lack the wherewithal to fight back and whose crimes are often limited to border-hopping.
His heroes, with their superpowers and badass weapons them against a migrant worker? Why not them against a lippy six-year-old? (The former would likely be no more successful at self-defence than the latter.)
2) Stupid priorities: International criminal enterprises (including certain terrorist organisations) are genuine threats to US national security; to global security.
These people are real, and they're really dangerous. His alt-heroes have real villains to choose from and target. But will they, when there are so many protesters and illegals to “terrify”?
Theo would be a fool not to fear real baddies; real terrorists, real cartel triggermen (or chainsawmen, depending on mood), real mafya (whether Russian, Japanese, or home-grown among others). These kinds of people frighten him, and they should. They're collectively cruel, using pain and blood and social media to send a single message: "Don't fuck with us."
Among them are child sex-traffickers who, from servers often located in Friend Russia, produce a genre of child porn called “hurt core.” (Don't look the term up; it means exactly what you think it does.)
There are arms dealers, some of which have specialised in the production of chemical weapons both common and exotic - all deadly.
Real heroes, average people without special powers, of both sexes and from every ethnic background and faith, work in a variety of positions for organisations such as INTERPOL where intelligence officers may spend years quietly following specific monsters.
Analysts collect case-specific data and try to look ahead, to see the patterns in the movements and other behaviour of hostiles, that help field agents remain safe while making successful arrests.
Security experts who specialise in working with computers are forever fighting malign viruses that can do anything from keylogging for credit card info to knocking out networks related to the provision of healthcare or the maintenance of other critical infrastructure.
Specialists of every kind, and of every shape and size, work together to keep monsters from running the whole shebang: Medical doctors of nearly every specialty, forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists, even archaeologists and mathematicians...all contracted or employed with organisations that exist to stop things like human trafficking, mass casualty events, major and heavy drug-running, economic fraud at a level that could lead to real and global collapse, terrorism of every sort, and on and on.
And everyone, including office clerks and janitors, may be endangered just for where they work.
I suppose it should come as no surprise for Vox to choose far safer targets than the few I mention for his alt-heroes to fight: Paper tigers don't actually bite.
It is out of fear that Vox will have his team of Aryan supermen deal with the migrant workers rather than with the US companies that hire them; with drug mules rather than with the cartels that conscript them.
If Vox really wants to be daring, his superheroes would target US companies that customarily hire undocumented labourers (who are cheap and already expendable as in, no one but their families will notice if they disappear).
If he wants to be daring, have his team face off with cartel kingpins and their private security; with mafya bosses and the 'torture technicians' who serve them; with crooked defence contractors who siphon monies and sell secrets that could compromise the continued existence of the United States or other countries where they operate.
If he wants to be daring, have one of his characters lobby the US government to cut ties with the UAE (since Islam is just soooo dangerous) after and the following is not meant as a factual claim about the UAE, but rather part of a story idea - uncovering information proving the Saudi government harboured persons responsible for attacks against US equipment, installations (such as embassies), and people.
Let's see Theo, and not just his comic(al) avatars, show some real spine and attack a target that can really hit back.
Writers and artists of every type are imprisoned or killed around the world for daring, even in the form of satire or fiction, to take on real villains (and not just people who disagree with Theo and the asinine political and social positions he adopts, almost as if for no other reason than as a demonstration of his belligerent stupidity).
On a related note, Theo has employed a fairly clever fundraising strategy (at least insofar as the start of it is concerned). I suspect, if he takes this project at all seriously, that Theo has been pounding the pavement for months on the sly to ensure his official fundraiser would open with a bang a move to increase confidence among fence-sitters initially uncertain if their money would actually lead to a finished project.
Id bet real money that the majority of initial donations are from a fairly small circle of supporters he'd already cultivated, and held in reserve for this reason, along with a few hundred smaller contributions who like his stuff.
I don't wish Theo any sort of luck, but nor do I fear him or his beliefs. I'm sure there are already indie artists on the alt-right exploring this territory. If Theo succeeds in developing a marketable product, so be it. This is the Marketplace of Ideas, and his voice must be permitted among all the others. (For freedom of speech to remain a right rather than degenerating into a privilege, it must be available to everyone but alt-rightists, like everyone else, need to realise speech free of government interference is not speech free of consequences.)
Wanna know what would shock me?
Picture it: Theo's Gary Sue, cigarette hanging between lips framed by stubble, is rushing to meet his foe a sixty-year-old migrant worker who provides basic personal care services daily despite the fact she's still recovering from third-degree burns she received six months earlier as a result of the unsafe work practices at her former place of employment a commercial laundry service contracted to wash hospital linens by the state. (Her compensation? She got to go on living.)
Gary Sue's pistol, holstered at his side, is fully loaded whereas the bottle of JD between his knees is almost empty.
Five minutes before I reach the target's last confirmed location, he reminds himself. This should be easy, he knows (unless she has a purse to hit me with, he soberly reminds himself). His superior strength makes the pistol an unnecessary passenger, but welcome company nonetheless.
He makes a sharp turn around a blind corner, ignoring an illuminated sign - a dark rectangle across which stands the warning, “STOP. ROAD MAINTENANCE DUE LEFT. TURN INTO RIGHT LANE FROM SOUTHBOUND.”
Warnings are for lesser men.
The last thing he hears is the sickening crunch of metal as he plunges into a parked Paver, there as part of the road-maintenance project that had prompted the warning to turn into the right lane.
He’s ejected through the windshield of his truck.
At the rear of the wreckage, just legible, a grimy bumper sticker announces, “Seatbelts kill more people than they save.”
What remains of Gary Sue are buried with honour. His widow, 20 years his junior and now sole caregiver for their three young children, eulogises him simply (for she does all things simply): “My husband was a hero who dedicated his life to doing the job the police don’t want to.”
“Of course, SJWs have good reason to be terrified of Alt??Hero. Because they know they are the true villains and the enemy in the cultural war."
Among the many crimes carried out by the ill-defined “SJWs” are efforts at including all kinds of people in attempts at physical, social, theological, and philosophical progress.
They aren't afraid of you, Theo.