(NY) Marvel comics have had to remove artwork of one of its Comic books X-Men Gold #1. After it was revealed that its Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf inserted several hidden references to passages of the Koran and to Muslim
protests against the Christian governor of Jakarta.
“The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings. These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation. This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.”