Quote: Marvel and DC have always had black, gay and female characters.
Absolutely and they have also always had white characters...until the Alonso-era where any prominent white alpha males characters were systematically replaced; mainly by diversified knock-offs:
Cap (turned into a Nazi) replaced by Falcon
Thor (Nazi-Cap sympathizer) replaced by Jane Foster
Hulk (killed for potential future crimes) replaced by She-Hulk
Wolverine (aged and killed off) replaced by X-23
Hawkeye replaced by Kate Bishop
Ironman (comatosed) replaced by RiRi Williams.
Quote:I'm sure that people were complaining when Jim Rhodes was Iron Man
I'm sure some fans did. But the difference now as to then is that there wasn't any political agenda from Marvel being pushed on fans; just a good story.
Quote:or when the Black Panther was on the Avengers, but there was no Internet back then.
I don't see how Black Panther being on Avengers is grounds for complaint? Team rosters change all the time. Unless he was replacing a (given fan's) favourite character on the team.
Quote:This is what is called "Fake outrage.".
So in your opinion Axel Alonso was fired because of "Fake Outrage"; is that it?
Characters have gotten killed off and replaced for decades now. Look at Chris Claremont's X-Men run. Most of the team seemed to be female. I'm sure that if there was an Internet back then, people would be complaining. Or when the new black Captain Marvell was leading the Avengers. This stuff has been a staple of comics for decades. They're trying to branch out and be diverse to get new readers. Also, The Falcon has stood in for Cap in the past. And I'm not sure if Alonso got fired, do you have a source for That? It could have been for any number of reasons. Jim Shooter got canned, and many people consider his reign to be the best decade for Marvel (Miller on Daredevil, Simonson on Thor, Claremont on X-Men, Roger Stern's books, etc.).