Whatever sad sack motherfucker who made this can come talk to me whenever he wants, and I’ll be happy to help him learn some history.
2014- “Oh look, the video game industry realizes it’s just like any other medium of entertainment and grows enough of a fucking pair to stop being so threatened by ladies and start making games that give lady characters something to do other than be rescued. Games that are enjoyed by all genders, I might add.”
Anonymous said: New Ghost Rider looks awful. Another epic fail by Marvel. Will go down in flames like Avengers AI, Thunderbolts , and Ms. Muslim. Love to see these crash. It is the only way you will learn.
You are, it must be said, the worst kind of person. Putting aside the racism of the “Ms Muslim” crack, you’re somebody who sits around rooting for other people to fail. There’s nothing admirable about that, or the smug superiority of one who does nothing but who pretends to be way smarter than those that put their work out there.
Read the books, don’t read the books, that’s entirely up to you. But seriously, there is literally anything else that would be a better use of your time than this.
Anonymous said: 6. The new restarts might generate sales now, but so did the special covers 20 years ago and we all know where that ended up. I don’t think it’s particularly a big deal when a new creative team takes over a series as this has happened throughout the history of comics, but I do think the process of restarting issue numbers and touting great jumping on points isn’t going to help comics in the long run. I’m sure Marvel is just looking for short term sales
This one is just sky-is-falling paranoia. You know what else you could say this about? The Comics Code. And yet, comics have done just fine without it for years and years now. The situation that created the massive contraction of the marketplace in the mid-90s was a lot more complex and complicated than simple “there were specialty covers”—way, way more. It’s a fallacy to boil it down to that, let alone to equate that to the numbering changes.
And touting great jumping on points certainly helps the cause of comics. If it didn’t, if the process didn’t work, then all of those new #1s wouldn’t work every single time they are tried, and we and everybody else would stop doing them. The biggest success DC has had in a decade came when they restarted their entire line from #1.
Bottom line here: every point you listed (except maybe the missing #5, which I didn’t get) is about nostalgia and a fear of change more than anything else. Look, you feel the way you feel, but it would be foolish and self-defeating of me to run my business in the manner it may have been run in 1992 or 1983 or 1967 just to make a few long-time readers feel comfortable. The needs of the many, and the needs of the now, are going to be more vital in terms of keeping the industry and Marvel vital and alive in the long-term.
santinibros said: What disappointed me most about UA #14, apart from two great women biting it violently in one issue, is that when characters are killed off it's usually because they've been overused or worn out. I suppose that could apply to Scarlet Witch, but since she was out of the comics for so long and has so much unresolved business, I don't see how "will there be an other M-Day?" is the only interesting thing about her before she dies. And no, I'm not looking for spoilers, I just can't help griping.
That’s fine, you’re perfectly entitled to gripe.
I am fascinated by the fact that there’s all of these diverse opinions about Wanda and Rogue, but almost not a word about Simon (apart from that question I responded to a few minutes ago.) Was Simon’s death a “fridging”? If not, how is it any different than Wanda’s or Rogue’s in that issue? And if so, then what does that say about the whole concept of “fridging”?