Are Politically Correct Comics Ruining Comic Books?

(PCM) Is Political Correctness Being Forced on Comic Book Readers? Around the Internet many media sites are praising Marvel comics for knowing what readers want, asserting that readers are smart enough to accept a female Thor or a Black Captain America.

Sam Wilson a Black Captain America

Sam Wilson a Black Captain America

The point that Marvel is making these changes isn’t very exciting to established comic book readers. Marvel editors don’t see these moves as daring or needed. They certainly are not in response to any readers demanding characters be female or black. They see them as no more than another marketing stunt by a publication to cash in on some hype.

Should there be more female superheros? Should there be more racially diverse superheroes etc…? That’s not the subject of this article. What you should be aware of is that politically correct superheroes are no more than a considered angle to sell comics.

The fact you are reading this article may mean you don’t even read comic books. Comic book readers already know the answer to this question because they understand the real agenda of Marvel in making politically correct changes to characters.

Be sure to understand this clear. If a Female Thor sells comics, Marvel will blow with the politically correct wind and claim this was their plan all along. The same goes for a Black Captain America. The editorial staff at Marvel are not geniuses. They are business men that want to sell paper. They are throwing an idea against the wall and hoping it sticks. The latest hip trend are politically correct comics.

Yet in this hyper politically correct society which has evolved over the last 20 years, there is no doubt ideas like maiming an character or killing a character are not as newsworthy as current top three. They are:

Changing a character’s race
Changing a character’s sex
Changing a characters’s sexuality

Do you think this is cheap or do you think this is great storytelling? Should you be considered smart if you accept these changes to an established character or should you be insulted?

What’s interesting is that Marvel is killing off one of the top franchise characters late in the summer of 2014. That character is Wolverine. He won’t stay dead of course. It’s a story telling device in comics that has not yet be used on this character. It’s a fair bet that those issues of Wolverine will sell more comics than both Thor and Captain America combined.

 

Will the Death of Wolverine sell more than Thor and Captain America because Marvel made Thor a female and Captain America black? The fair guess is no, and the reason is much simpler than the misguided media will speculate. The answer is easy, Wolverine has a larger established base of readers which will continue to read Wolverine. Thor and Captain America will have their usual readers as well. The status quo will not change.

To this the only lesson to learn is that you should not read mainstream media for opinions on comic books.

Thor the Woman

Thor

Those reporters don’t even read comic books and almost always have a social bias and social agenda to push. If you want to read some informed articles on comic book superheroes stick to comic book sites or of course read PCM, and look for articles by Lars Hindsley who reports on the subject of comic books from an informed position.

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Marvel Proudly Presents Thor

THOR001_cover(PCM) Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain America, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Thor001Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.

For more on all things Marvel, follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to stop back continuously to see what everyone is saying about Marvel’s latest news.

Also, join Marvel this year at San Diego Comic-Con and for more on Marvel’s latest announcements please visit Marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with #MarvelSDCC and don’t forget to follow at @Marvel.

 

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Trailer for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World

(PCM) Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” in theaters November 8, 2013, continues the big screen adventures of Thor as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy, a “darkness’, that predates the universe itself.

In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and adopted brother Loki, fighting for Asgard, Earth, and the fabric of reality itself.

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