.@ColossusRhodey That's different. I have my personal views AND free speech. Speaking out about an issue (like gun control and the need to ban assault rifles) is my right. More than that, it's something I feel I NEED to do.
If I sat silently back and said nothing-- for fear of "losing readers"-- that would be selling myself out. I need to be able to sleep at night-- or I'm not going to much use to anyone as a writer, employee, friend, person, whatever. I need to be true to myself and my values.
I understand how, on a business level, it's not a smart practice. But there are some things that are more important to me than comic sales and how much I, personally, succeed on a financial level.