Marvel Misses

I read a couple of recent articles in which Marvel exec David Gabriel stated that issues of Marvel titles featuring women and ethnically diverse characters just weren’t selling well. He was quoted as saying, “people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there.” In effect, titles starring or featuring female characters front and center weren’t selling, and by extension, dragging down overall sales figures for the entire line. Well, it’s starting to emerge that this is pretty much a big pile of horseshit. Marvel has always had a…

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Here Comes The Big One

The day of reckoning is almost upon us.  Captain America: Civil War opens in America this weekend.  Critics are frothing at the mouth over this one.  It’s already got a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s being called the greatest comic book movie ever made.   I can’t wait to find out if that is just fanboy hyperbole.  Some viewers are saying that the three Captain America movies constitute the greatest superhero trilogy of all.  That, I already know is not fanboy hyperbole.  This third film would have to suck vulture…

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