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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A Short Season To Mourn.

WARNING:  HERE BE SPOILERS!    I bought the first issue of The Savage She-Hulk off the rack when it was first released.  Yes, I am that damn old.  I was a kid.  I loved the character instantly.  I always have loved Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk.  She was a lovely blend of compassion, toughness integrity and irreverence.  She defended the oppressed in the courtroom and she defended the planet with her mighty, green fists on a hundred battlefields.  She gave her life, this week, fighting Thanos and I’m going to miss her…for a…

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