Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch
by JG Jones [x]
Colored by me.
Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch
by JG Jones [x]
Colored by me.
House of M in Ancient China-ish attire
Erik, Wanda, Pietro, Lorna, Thomas and William Magnus from House of M
I didn’t mean what I said to be true, but I was a little sad about Jan not even showing up in the panel, because she is a founder of the Avengers and a good unique character. We already have Pym but because it comes after the AoU he won’t create Ultron, which sucks. We were told up to yesterday that Wanda’s power couldn’t be magical because there was no place in the MCU for magic, and then Stephen Strange’s name was dropped in TWS and I didn’t understand why they said no magic (yesterday Olsen said that now there is magic in the MCU and I was happy, so my apologies for that). And now we can’t have Jan probably because the MCU Antman will be Scott Lang and Hank is old, so Jan would be old and then the Wasp probably will be Hope. In one way, if she is exactly like Jan but with other name so it not confusing for the MCU viewer who start buying comics, OK, i can understand that, but if she is in no way anything like her and Jan doesn’t even shows up I found it sad because it could have been a good way for her to have a little push in importance.
The thing about her death is pure speculation because: a) Evangeline Lily character is getting top billing and there’s no Jan yet, so she maybe won’t appear at all; b) In a lot of Hollywood movies there is this cliché that the dead wife makes the genius or righteous guy want to become a hero in her honor, which I’m afraid of happening.
But yeah, it was an outrage and outrages aren’t always rational, sorry.
Still kind of sad that we probably won’t have a Janet Wasp.
Ok, I usually don’t outrage about the MCU because… it’s the MCU, it doesn’t have to follow the 616 universe.
But Ultron not being made by Hank and the remote possibilitly of Hope Van Dyne as a replacement of a probably dead Jan (because I’m totally seeing that cliché in this one) is the worst. Jan is a FOUNDER of the AVENGERS!
Happening right now. These guys are just hilarious!!! #bobsburgers #thebelchers #louisebelcher #tinabelcher #danmintz #kristenschaal #lorenbouchard #sandiegocomiccon #sdcc2014 #bentoboxent
Dan Mintz is a treasure.
Captain America & The Mighty Avenger
Al Ewing & Luke Ross
I have been hearing good things about Ewing’s writing. Will catch up with the book on Marvel Unlimited, and check this out at launch.
Is this the big change we were told about? Falcon becomes Captain America? Thor genderswaps and Spidey’s gone from being a psycho Doc Ock to a black kid? Someone fill me in please. Or wait.. Maybe don’t. This is all so damn… Idk. Idealistic? I get the misrepresentation of gender and ethnicity and race and orientation and sexuality and all that jazz in comics, but why don’t you write some fucking original characters featuring these attributes.
There are items in your post that lack context, and other details that are just wrong. There is a lot here you do not seem to get. I know you have committed to being pissed off at Marvel over this, but give me a chance to give you some new information to process on what is happening here.
Spidey’s gone from being a psycho Doc Ock to a black kid?
No. In fact it would appear you completely missed the boat on Miles Morales’s introduction, way back in the summer of 2011. He is not even from the main Marvel Universe, He hails from the Ultimate Universe, where that version of Peter Parker died. He is also Latino, along with black. Crazy, I know.
He and Peter have even met, thanks to wacky cross dimensional hopping, comic book rules.
The Spider-Man on this team is the original Peter Parker. He successfully got his body back from Otto at the end of the Superior Spider-Man run, and has been in the role again for a couple, few months.
You can now rest easy knowing a black kid is not wearing the costume in the 616. Turn that frown upside down
Falcon becomes Captain America?
Indeed he does! Just as William Naslund, Jeffrey Mace, John Walker, and Bucky Barnes did before him, and others will undoubtedly do so again.
Rick Remender wanted to do a story that has Steve off the table as Cap, but still within the story itself. That left the position of Captain America open. Steve’s longtime partner, Sam Wilson qualifies as the temporary replacement, astonishingly well. You might not know this, but long running superheroes have a time honored tradition of stories that create situations calling for their sidekick, partner, or completely new character to replace them. Within the context of the story, we pretend it is permanent. It may go on for a few years, but everyone should know this is temporary.
Superman, Punisher, Batman, Hawkeye, Green Lantern, Thor, and others have all been replaced, only to have the original title bearer return. Legacies have a long, and rich history in comics. You have these character that live in a world where linear time exists in a lip service fashion. Captain America is a role that would require turnover, but due to the nature of their world, we will never see that. These temporary role switches allow for a facsimile of that change, giving the reader a different interpretation for a time. It provides the opportunity for stories told in a context that may not have worked with the previous character. I hope you are just ignorant of these details, and are not truly bothered by a black man taking the role.
Nope. Struck out again. Thor Odinson is still around.
It was Loki who gender swapped, but that is old news, and she is dude again. It did however provide for some magnificent cosplay
This time around, someone new is going to get the power, and name of Thor. Just as Eric Masterson, and Beta Ray Bill did, before her.
Storm has wielded the Hammer
Did you know Marvel introduced future Thor, Dargo Ktor?
Hell, Thor was once a frog.
These are cycles the characters go through. Jason Aaron has been knocking it out of the park on Thor. This is the best he has been written in years, certainly in the time I have been a reader. It is my opinion, but I am far from the only person with this belief. Do you read Thor? Do you read comics? This is a story that was planned in his overall arc. He has done nothing to make me doubt him yet, so I am going to wait to see how it is executed. That has to be the true determiner of the story’s value, right?
why don’t you write some fucking original characters featuring these attributes.
But the fact of the matter is, it is extremely difficult for new characters to take root in the public consciousness the way characters from the silver and golden age of comics have. It is a hurdle across the board, even for white men that inhabit these worlds. To this day, the most prominent players are ones created in the 60’s. Characters like Maria Hill, and Jessica Jones are an anomaly. The Sentry was worked retroactively into Marvel continuity in part, to give him more weight. The originals still provide the most cultural impact.
So, if we know these roles will from time to time be taken over by others temporarily, what is the problem with giving it to someone who is Latino, Black, Asian, or even a woman? What is it about the role of Captain America the denotes he must be a white dude?
I am going to enjoy these new takes on characters as long as the creators bring entertaining, and engaging stories. It seems like a much better option to me than being a pissy dude on the internet.