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« Reply #45 on: Oct 3rd, 2011, 1:29pm »

on Oct 3rd, 2011, 12:32pm, Nick wrote:
Is this whole .1 thing Marvel's answer to a reboot so they can have lots of #1s too?
No, they would throw out .1 issues as "perfect jumping on points." Uncanny X-Men 379.1. Amazing Spider-Man 523.1. Wolverine 9.1. Stuff like that.

So, I guess, in a way, they are just like DC's reboot: totally unnecessary, highly overrated by the publisher, unknown to the general public and completely ignored by me.
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 30th, 2012, 5:42pm »

So, apparently Multiversity is not simply 'not a rumour' but a real thing, it's actually dated (if you call "late 2013" being dated. I wouldn't).

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« Reply #47 on: Mar 18th, 2015, 2:14pm »

Thread revival.

Two posts about swapping genders of iconic heroes in comics. Interchange gender with skin colour or sexual preference if you wish.
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« Reply #48 on: Mar 19th, 2015, 04:43am »

That first one especially was such an accurate and well written article.

The whole Social Justice Warrior situation of hypocrisy and double standards depresses me. If a villain has a male hero in peril, all okay. If a villain has a female hero in peril, sexism. If a male character is randomly walking around in their underwear or shirtless, all okay. If a female character is undressed for any reason, sexism. Same thing with unrealistic or suggestive poses etc etc etc.

The irony is, thanks to the outcry of these internet justice warriors, comics are now a more racist and sexist place than they have ever been because publishers sacrifice any artistic integrity in order to artificially create diversity and advertise this as selling points of the characters. Gone are the days when you have an organic and well written character just because the concept was great. Gone are the days of something like Catwoman by Ed Brubaker, which had no social agenda on gender (no play on words intended), but was simply an excellent concept for the character wonderfully delivered. Gone are the days of the (even recent) introduction of someone like Michael Lane, where the fact that he was black was just another organic aspect of his character rather than artificially chosen to appease the internet cry babies. Personally, I think 'look look, we made Wally West black, we're inclusive' is far more racist than just creating a character of any race and not using it as a selling point.

Nowadays we have characters identified and promoted as female Thor, black Spiderman, black Wally West etc. Michael Lane was never the black Azrael, he was just the new Azrael, it was just an organic part of his character.

So who are the real racists and sexists? Those who want organic and well written characters and concepts and couldn't give a fuck about the race or gender of the characters as long as they are told well? Or those who incessantly bleat online about 'diversity' and 'representation' and vocally demand that publishers cave to their every whim?

I read about this recent situation in the new hipster Batgirl where they had a cross dressing character, but since this character was the villain all the cry babies were upset that cross dressing and even transgender was being negatively portrayed. From what I can tell, the writers had no malicious intentions to mock anybody. In fact it appears they wanted to include faux diversity to appease the SJWs, and even when they do that they cannot win because apparently minority characters have to be the good guys. *sigh* I wasn't aware gender identity, race, or anything like that had a bearing on your morality. Well obviously I must be wrong.

I'm glad I quit new comics.

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Sorry, just venting. I guess I must have had a very sheltered childhood where I had no awareness or concept of prejudice, people were people no matter what race or gender they were. As such I enjoyed characters of any type as long as they were well written.

These days, I feel like a load of bigots who love to play the victim have created issues that weren't actually there to start with. I just find all the incessant online whining to be pathetic. They have created a nasty, vocal, bile spewing legion of hateful, demanding self-entitled egoists, full of vitriol, that has in turn led to the most artificially and unnecessarily racist and sexist era in comics.

If only we could go back to the times when the big issues we debated were the length of Superman's hair, when we were united by our love of comics, not divided by them.
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