Marvel finally admits that Feminist rhetoric is killing their comics

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There has been a lot of talk online, even on this website, about how pushing “Social Justice” rhetoric has affected marvels comics and caused their sales to tank miserably. In the past few years, Marvel comics has released several cancerous comics under the guise of being “progressive”. The gender, race and sexual orientation of main characters have been changed for no reason, and most of the female characters have turned into preachy Tumblrinas who find it necessary to remind you every 5 minutes that they are “strong independent women”.

Marvel has canceled most of these comics for under-performing sales, they have even promised to abandon promoting “Social Justice” for this very reason, but have never admitted that they fucked up by going down this road in the first place…….. until now.

Marvel’s vice president of sales, David Gabriel, speaking at the Marvel retailer summit told ICv2 that from the sales reports in the past years, it was obvious that comic fans just weren’t interested in these “progressive” characters. He said people were “turning their nose up against” these new comics.

On the question of why people weren’t patronizing their comics as much as they used to, he said:

I don’t know if that’s a question for me.  I think that’s a better question for retailers who are seeing all publishers.  What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity.  They didn’t want female characters out there.  That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.  I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.
We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against.  That was difficult for us because we had a lot of fresh, new, exciting ideas that we were trying to get out and nothing new really worked.

 

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  1. We don’t care if the comics want to be more inclusive, or diverse. That isn’t the issue.
    The issue is the pandering. It’s the “if you don’t agree with these rhetoric, you must be a red skull nazi!” It was the constant belittling of established characters (thor, captain marvel, captain america, iron man, the hulk, and on and on ad infinitum) and changing them into things they simply are not.

    Bring in more female charcters. Bring in more poc characters. Nobody has an issue with that.
    Making Captain Marvel an idiotic, arrogant, and immovable feminist? Making Iron MAN a little black girl? Making thor a woman? Making the hulk chinese?

    Just make new original characters. Black Panther? One of my favs, along with the blue marvel.
    She hulk? Amazing stories.
    And they are original characters. Do more of that. Great stuff. Don’t change an eatablished character into something they aren’t.

    Leave the brow-beating the sjw and feminist ideology to liberal arts schools.

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