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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You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

After petitions, Twitter activism and much hand-wringing, it was announced that Peggy Carter, our favorite SSR Agent and founder of SHIELD, will be returning to television. But in a way no one would have expected. Disney and Marvel have released news of a single-episode appearance of Agent Carter in the animated series Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’s fourth season, entitled Avengers: Secret Wars. While there are not many details, it’s been revealed that she and Howard Stark (sadly, no Jarvis) will guest star in an episode described as “past and present collide” when…

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News Round-Up.

Principal shooting on Thor: Ragnarok began this morning.  The cast for this flick is awesome and we finally get to see Planet Hulk on the big screen.  Huzzah!   In other news, Marvel announced that Tony Stark would be replaced as Iron-Man by Riri Williams, a 15-year-old African-American woman.  This is outstanding news because A). Michael Bendis will be writing it… and B). Racist fucktards all over the world will be pounding on their keyboards (with both hands, for once) non-stop in protest.  It sure does make things simple when these…

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