March 26, 2015

The All-New, All-Different Avengers

... features the (Muslim) Ms. Marvel, the female Thor, Sam Wilson as Capt. America, Miles Morales as Spider-Man, Nova, Vision, and Iron Man.

It's written by Mark "Go F*** Yourself" Waid who, you may remember, said not to buy his stuff if you disagree with his political positions.

No worries, Mark. I won't be buying your stuff, nor anything by the current cadre of contemporary writers due to how y'all treat comicbook fans who differ politically.

And, certainly, don't dare say this new Earth's Mightiest squad is politically correct! Because RACIST/SEXIST/HOMOPHOBE/TRANSPHOBE/YOU-NAME-IT-PHOBE!

Posted by Hube at March 26, 2015 07:44 PM | TrackBack

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Normally, when I don't buy a book, I just don't do anything. In this case, I'm tempted to write to Marvel to say, "I'd buy your book, but Mark Waid told me not to."

As for the comments at the link, wow, what a bunch of whiners. If they like the eventual comic, fine; that's their right. But it's kinda pathetic that they're so obsessed with what you, I, or other critics might say about this stunt. That's a pretty brazen acknowledgment that they're worried this will (like so much of Marvel's output) suck. Considering Mark Waid's record over the last 10 years or so, that's a pretty justified fear, actually.

By the by, if I had an account for posting over there, I'd ask why the champions of diversity are okay with a white guy writing the book or why the big two companies have only slightly more diversity than MSNBC. ;)

Posted by: SpideyTerry at March 27, 2015 01:03 AM

Why are there kids on the Avengers? Have there been before? It's a little weird to have all these mature, responsible adults working with overemotional angsters who could get them killed.

Posted by: Starfire at March 29, 2015 07:06 PM

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