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Jim Mc

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Richard

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Subj: Re: Those new titles up top...
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 10:33:51 pm EDT (Viewed 126 times)
Reply Subj: Those new titles up top...
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 05:20:56 pm EDT (Viewed 155 times)

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... what on Earth is going on with Marvel?

I grew up with sisters (who, in fairness, used to pass the time by beating me up) so I'm not the kind of person who says stuff like "SJW" or, God forbid, "snowflake".

But it seems that Marvel's attempt at diversity is an attempt in the worst possible way. It's pretty much "what if we had a new comic based on Wolverine and Captain America... called Caparine. And the identity of this new hero is Mary Jane Watson." (If Marvel are reading, I expect royalties).

What world are we living in where the Inhumans (who have a new TV show out which is getting reviews that make the Trank FF movie look good) have multiple numbers of titles? Someone called "Moon Girl" has a book, but the FF don't? This is like a world where the Hulk is cancelled to make way for a Ben Urich title. (Again, Marvel, I expect a cut... especially if it's Ben Urich as a black woman).

It's actually incredibly lazy.


I've long given up on Marvel's strategy. Most of these titles won't last.

http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2017/2017-09.html

September sales puts the Moon girl title around 7k and Black Bolt (which I've heard good things about) at 12k. I don't care about Gwenpool. The Once and Future kings is currently a bit over 20k, probably due to Christopher Priest writing it.

I'm not against diversity or new characters in comics but I don't know who they are trying to target anymore. The fans who were demanding these titles have probably already have moved onto something else.

Yet the FF is in limbo. Here's hoping MTIO brings them all back.


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