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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Well, it was nice to have a diverse Marvel for a few years...too bad that's going to change
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 12:08:41 pm EST (Viewed 146 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Well, it was nice to have a diverse Marvel for a few years...too bad that's going to change
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 11:47:09 am EST (Viewed 145 times)






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    Personally, I would rather diversity be perceived not as a marketing tool, nor even as a moral responsibility, but as an aesthetic preference. Who wants to look at nothing but white males all day long? The Punisher TV series is aesthetically effective for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the inclusion of five prominent female characters, three of whom are white, while the other two are Farsi.


I think people want diversity if it seems organic. If it seems ham fisted or a cynical ploy to tap into a demographic's money people don't like it.

Like I hate all the new minority replacement characters except Sam Wilson and Carol Danvers. But I always loved when books like the New Warriors or X-Men related teams made their minority members into compelling characters (the Avengers always seemed to struggle with doing that and with the nature of the Fantastic Four it didn't come up much).

I like diversity if it seems genuine. One of my favorite scenes in a comic ever was Night Thrasher and Rage scattering the pictures of Rage's murdered grandmother off the Eiffel Tower so she could see Paris in New Warriors #39 (Elvin had bought her a eiffel tower statuette in a previous issue for Christmas because she had always wanted to go to paris). If I feel the characters are genuine and not a marketing ploy I'll become emotionally invested.





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