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Subj: Re: Is Avengers #200 As Bad And Disgusting As People Say That It Is? Would The Alternative Have Been Better?
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 11:01:24 am EST (Viewed 421 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is Avengers #200 As Bad And Disgusting As People Say That It Is? Would The Alternative Have Been Better?
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 at 05:49:22 am EST (Viewed 455 times)
Quote:Here's one article on the rape and its aftermath:
The Rape of Ms. Marvel
Quote:I don't understand what's wrong with writers/editors in the comics industry. (Not all of them, obviously.) Why are they so against women? Sigmund Freud would have a field day here.
Quote:What we should have seen is Carol tearing Marcus to shreds with her bare hands. Or - far better - the rape shouldn't have happened at all. Who wants to read about rape in a super-hero comic?
I don't believe the writer intended for it to be viewed as a rape. If you read the issue the author's intent seems to be to give Carol a happily ever after ending.
Was it a rape? Sure. But I think an additional writer (4 people are credited for the plot) or an editor clumsily added the line about the boost of Marcus's mind control machine. That changed the context of the story but the story itself implies it isn't a rape by the time Marcus and Carol talk she seems genuinely into him. Earlier in the story she acts like she was used but by the time she talks with Marcus all seems forgiven.
Chris Claremont later (and rightly so) interpreted it as a rape. But the original intent of the story was not to portray a rape but to portray Carol getting a happily ever after that gets her out of the book. So it's a tad disingenuous to imply that showing a rape scene was their goal.