Tag Archives: Marvel Comics

Where have I seen this before?

Marvel Comics has been trying to pump Captain Marvel, a D-list character who for 40 years never been able to carry a book in any incarnation, whether as the male alien Mar-Vel (a Superman ripoff) or Carol Danvers (AKA Warbird, AKA Ms Marvel, now Captain Marvel). Marvel-Disney is marketing the upcoming Captain Marvel movie as […]

The Customer is Always Wrong: a pop culture triptych

After early success with The Force Awakens Disney is now risking losing money on its newly acquired Star Wars franchise. Fans say they don’t like how Disney killed off the old characters and complain that the new characters are either boring or outright irritating. Disney reacts by saying the fans just don’t like ethnically diverse […]

Hating your customers

Spider-Man was a great character; his super powers were just plausible enough to get me to suspend my disbelief: getting bit by a radioactive spider messed with his DNA… somehow… it was good enough. Quite unlike that that irritating crew known as the X-Men, none of whom were able to carry a comic book on his own so they had […]