Post by geneweigel on Sept 15, 2021 10:36:07 GMT -5
It wasn't bad at all but I easily could see why China wasn't chill with it. Too much gender focus for their taste. There was a lot of Marvel nods and tid bits along with apologies. Likable characters make it easily watchable.
I haven't seen it yet, but it made me reflect on Marvel's attempts at diversity in the 70's. They meant well, but when you think about it the vast majority of their diverse characters -- ethnic and female -- were written by white guys living in New York City, mostly Jewish guys. They were trying to bust through stereotypes by being more inclusive but ironically a lot of the writing from that time is just cringeworthy because it relies on stereotypes. I remember comic books like DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU and LUKE CAGE: POWER MAN and MS. MARVEL as positive things for their era.
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Post by geneweigel on Sept 15, 2021 20:05:47 GMT -5
The whole Marvel slate was good when it was cheap and kids were reading "stacks". Once the pretentious era started it cut back so much that people were making excuses not to read certain titles. I recall being in a comic store in the mid80s when a big talker was at the counter mocking the Luke Cage character after Marvel shut down PM/IF. I don't think anyone hated Power Man, he was a beloved character whose presence enriched any crossover. This guy was making it seem like it was a curse. The redo was terrible in the 90s. They took a good character and turned him into a trendy goon to placate PC nonsense. Shang-Chi might not as been as popular though but I do recall being pissed when they cancelled it.