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‘X-men’ artist inserts political references into comic, and people are not pleased

Image: screenshot/ marvel An Indonesian artist for Marvel snuck in several political and religious references into a recent X-Men Gold issue and people noticed. Ardian Syaf, who had previously worked on Batgirl and Superman/Batman titles for Marvel, had put in references to an ongoing political conflict in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: Muslim Indonesians tweet support for beleaguered Christian politician Ahok The references, which appeared in the first issue of X-Men Gold released last week, were quickly spotted by Indonesian readers. Many voiced their anger against Syaf. It’s shameful that a comic that’s about minority and inclusivity is being used to peddle intolerant identity politics by its artist. https://t.co/XbvIKLmeZe Bernadette Maria (@doggudoggu) April 8, 2017 Ardian Syaf basically reached the peak of his career: working for Marvel and he threw that away for the sake of a weak-ass pun Aldy (@aldidot) April 9, 2017 In one of the comic panels, the numbers “212” are seen above a building. In another, the phrase “QS 5:51” is printed on Colossus’ shirt. Here’s some of the controversial religious imagery artist #ArdianSyaf snuck into #XMenGold #Marvel #News #TV #TVNews #ComicBooks #ComicBookNews #Movies #MovieNews #Entertainment #EntertainmentNews #Celebrity #CelebrityNews #Promotional #Images #AntiHeroNews A post shared by Wade Willsun