|Translation: white guys are made about brown people & women getting any sort of spotlight.|
That wasn't entirely a joke there just now either, as that seems to be the major problem. White dudes coming out to whine about how Marvel has been pushing too many non-white characters and too many women are being highlighted. It's funny to think that supposedly heterosexual guys are getting mad because there are too many women in their comics. But then, I suppose that since artists have been drawing women in more outfits that are not rooted in male sex fantasies, I can see them getting testy over it. Remember when one crotchety old creator complained about Ms. Marvel not wearing the previous outfit? Was that Miller or Larsen? Oh yeah, it was Erik Larsen.
|I never expected a man who always dresses his women so practically to be upset like this. Such a shock.|
|You don't really have to look very hard to find examples of it either.|
Most of his female characters constantly have their asses out, they're often treated as sexual objects, they all tend to look like interchangeable dolls, and then there is Horridus. She was a very non-human looking character that I figured was not going to get sexualized who I really liked...and then Larsen had her blow Dragon. She did this without asking first, which is rape at worst and molestation at best. It's a rough area, because she didn't really know better, but yeah. And Dragon's immediate reaction was incredibly threatening, making me think I was going to see him beat this naked woman who had no idea what she did was wrong. I felt more than uncomfortable, I felt angry. I stopped buying the book.
|Which, from what I've seen since then, was probably a good thing. Wow.|
|There's good news though because now you can cut out the middleman & cosplay as Hate-Monger.|
|Doing that at the beach though? Yeah, that'll make you go viral.|
|Anyone else remember the shitstorm about Galactus getting that update that actually made him interesting again?|
|Take a wild fucking guess.|
|Nothing says "new & interesting" like doing something that's already been done...but with Nazis.|
|I know, Wade. I know.|
|Legacy heroes bring in new fans who get interested and look into the old stuff as a result of the new.|
|And by the way, good writers (like David Walker) can take real world issues & tackle them well. Just a reminder what good writing looks like for all the people who suffer the writing of Nick Spencer.|