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mockingbird: AjA J+ 2 mins AjAJ+ 2 mins #comicCon is underway. With a recent surge in diversifying comic book characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? on is under way with a recent surge in diversifying comic book #Comic characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? Is diversit killing comios? As Aj fanboys but ho. Sorry MARVEL V.P. ADMITS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KILLED COMIC SALES April 3, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 50 526 While the Marvel-Disney monster has been ruling the box office, Marvel Comics sales have been having serious issues. One obvious factor was trying to force political correctness on readers by replacing Peter Parker, Iron Man, etc with ridiculously politically correct "diverse" versions In a revelation that would surprise no one, comic book readers were not interested in a Muslim Ms. Marvel, a Latino Spider-Man who isn't Peter Parker or the Angela Davis version of Iron Man. And Marvel's VP of Sales made the mistake of admitting that. <p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Well鈥 Somebody鈥檚 fucking lying.</p></blockquote> <p>diversity in and of itself doesn鈥檛 kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p> <p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p> <p>did you know there鈥檚 actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p> <p>Let鈥檚 take some examples:</p> <p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p> <p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could鈥檝e given his legacy to.</p> <p>Also we鈥檙e supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p> <p>Please.</p> <p>It鈥檚 the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p> <p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p> <p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use鈥.</p> <p>People don鈥檛 dislike it because it鈥檚聽鈥渄iversity鈥</p> <p>They don鈥檛 like it because it鈥檚 weak, pandering writing that doesn鈥檛 stand up to internal logic.</p> <p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p> <p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p> <p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn鈥檛 do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p> <p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren鈥檛 buying their shit, they鈥檙e gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they鈥檙e insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they鈥檒l never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p> <p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p> <p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go聽鈥渨ho鈥檚 this鈥 and show you a comic, then they鈥檙e probably not gonna pick it up. They鈥檙e there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they鈥檙e gonna push is.</p> <p>It鈥檚 nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they鈥檝e got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they鈥檙e gonna flounder.</p> <p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird聽鈥淎sk Me About My Feminist Agenda鈥 t-shirt schlock stunt.</p> <p>What鈥檚 also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That鈥檚 a really bad look for an industry professional when you鈥檙e not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p> </blockquote> <p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says聽鈥渄id i mention im a gay POC鈥 (hyperbole but kind of true)</p> </blockquote> <p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p> </blockquote> <p>And the worst thing is?</p> <p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p> <p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they鈥檙e the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don鈥檛 mind the concept.</p>
mockingbird: AjA
 J+
 2 mins
 AjAJ+
 2 mins
 #comicCon is underway. With a recent surge in diversifying comic book
 characters, do you have a new favorite superhero?
 on is under way with a recent surge in diversifying comic book
 #Comic
 characters, do you have a new favorite superhero?
 Is diversit
 killing comios?
 As
 Aj
 fanboys
 but ho.
 Sorry

 MARVEL V.P. ADMITS POLITICAL
 CORRECTNESS KILLED COMIC SALES
 April 3, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 50
 526
 While the Marvel-Disney monster has been ruling the box office, Marvel Comics sales have been having serious
 issues. One obvious factor was trying to force political correctness on readers by replacing Peter Parker, Iron
 Man, etc with ridiculously politically correct "diverse" versions
 In a revelation that would surprise no one, comic book readers were not interested in a Muslim Ms. Marvel, a
 Latino Spider-Man who isn't Peter Parker or the Angela Davis version of Iron Man. And Marvel's VP of Sales
 made the mistake of admitting that.
<p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Well鈥 Somebody鈥檚 fucking lying.</p></blockquote>
<p>diversity in and of itself doesn鈥檛 kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p>
<p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p>
<p>did you know there鈥檚 actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p>
<p>Let鈥檚 take some examples:</p>
<p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p>
<p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could鈥檝e given his legacy to.</p>
<p>Also we鈥檙e supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p>
<p>Please.</p>
<p>It鈥檚 the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p>
<p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p>
<p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use鈥.</p>
<p>People don鈥檛 dislike it because it鈥檚聽鈥渄iversity鈥</p>
<p>They don鈥檛 like it because it鈥檚 weak, pandering writing that doesn鈥檛 stand up to internal logic.</p>
<p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p>
<p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p>
<p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn鈥檛 do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p>
<p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren鈥檛 buying their shit, they鈥檙e gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they鈥檙e insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they鈥檒l never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p>
<p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p>
<p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go聽鈥渨ho鈥檚 this鈥 and show you a comic, then they鈥檙e probably not gonna pick it up. They鈥檙e there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they鈥檙e gonna push is.</p>
<p>It鈥檚 nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they鈥檝e got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they鈥檙e gonna flounder.</p>
<p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird聽鈥淎sk Me About My Feminist Agenda鈥 t-shirt schlock stunt.</p>
<p>What鈥檚 also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That鈥檚 a really bad look for an industry professional when you鈥檙e not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says聽鈥渄id i mention im a gay POC鈥 (hyperbole but kind of true)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p>
</blockquote>
<p>And the worst thing is?</p>
<p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p>
<p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they鈥檙e the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don鈥檛 mind the concept.</p>

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