Change is coming to Marvel
Captain America and Thor will no longer be white men.
I do not mind too much that Captain America will be a black man. This story line makes sense. If the super soldier serum is no longer working and Steve Rogers starts quickly aging, it’s only logical that Sam Wilson, Steve’s best friend and superhero in his own right, would take over. It’s just too bad that Sam’s superhero identity, The Falcon, has to be sidelined in order to do so. But, this isn’t the first time Captain America was an African-American. That prize goes to Isaiah Bradley.
But, as a female, I HATE the idea that Marvel will have a female Thor! Marvel is just doing this in the hopes of getting more female readers, even though females make up over 45% of their current readers anyway. You do NOT cut down WELL established male superheroes in order to let a female rise. There are so many cons to this idea that I fail to see a pro.
1) Males will be pissed because it’s a “feminist” thing.
2) Females will be pissed because they will have horribly stereotypical story lines with sexiest situations and dialog which no one will take seriously.
3) When it doesn’t work out, Thor will be either killed off permanently or it will revert back to a male. Either way, it will be viewed by both sexes that females superheroes are just not good enough to last.
4) Thor IS THOR. “Thor” is not a title like King or Emperor. That is his NAME!!! That is his identity. He is Thor, son of Odin, Prince of Asgard. Sure, they can have a new Prince, or Princess in this case, of Asgard, but not a new Thor! It’s like saying, “I’m sorry, Barack Obama, but you are no longer worthy to be the President.” Then, Oprah enters the room. “This is the new President Barack Obama. You will lose your identity to her and she will lose her identity to become you. Thanks for your time. Now, please leave.”
They just can not do this. It is not right! They are setting this up to fail and it WILL fail hard. They should have just created a new female superhero with a decent background and story lines. THAT is being more progressive!!! Besides, this reminds me of Doomsday with DC comics back in 1992 when Superman died and four other “Supermen” popped up in his place. That only lasted about a year before THE Superman came back! Fans were pissed! Not only for the bad story arcs, but because they bought loads of the comic books when Superman died as a collectible or memento, myself included. When they found out it was just a publicity stunt and DC had printed TONS of the issue, comic book collectors realized that saving these books was no longer a good investment, the bubble then burst for collecting and comic book sales plummeted. This stunt nearly destroyed the comic book industry and now Marvel wants to give it a go.
This is 100% pure laziness and greed on Marvel’s part. Not cool, Marvel. Not cool.
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