cyberghostface: (Spidey & MJ)
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Look's like Carlie decided to come back from her home planet...and with a new makeover to boot.

So once again, Carlie's Mary-Sueness is in full effect, having deduced what the cops around her couldn't figure out (especially since this isn't the first time in the Marvel universe that supervillains have killed people via dropping them from heights) and ends up looking better for it with the cops disrespecting her. Seriously, look at that cop's sneer. Poor Carlie, how could anyone hate her?

Of course, turns out Carlie has yet another new look with her only distinguishing factor in her appearance being that she has glasses.

Just a reminder, this was how Carlie looked last issue. This is becoming ridiculous now--has anyone ever thought of making a model sheet for the character to pass around to new artists for some sort of consistency? She's been around for years now and no artist has agreed on what she should look like. 

Re: Sorry

Date: 2011-11-12 07:13 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (phantom1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
"Kid gloves?" Really?

I think it's pretty understandable if women feel protective of women characters, given how rare they are and how seldom they're the center of cultural narratives.

Equality would be nice, but I'm not going to judge these situations now as if we've already got it, when we don't. Or that as the less powerful gender in the equation, the onus is always on me to be high-minded and turn the other cheek no matter how much this shit pisses me off.

If we don't speak up when dissymmetry bothers us, how will there ever be equality? The powerful will just continue to claim that they didn't know there was a problem since nobody ever complained.

Also, I really don't recall seeing tons of jokes about how Peter should be killed because he's being written OOC or drawn poorly. If they've been abundant on the Spiderman threads, I'd really like some links, please.

One more time: In the context of misogyny in comics, jokes about killing off female characters for the "crime" of being badly written, drawn, or unliked by fans is gross.

Re: Sorry

Date: 2011-11-12 08:56 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (logo1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45

I stand by my opinion that the context isn't the same, though.

I've made at least one joke about how I'd rather they bumped off Wolverine instead of the Scarlet Witch. (When somebody started a thread suggesting that Wolverine kill the Scarlet Witch.) But Wolverine to me is overexposed, horribly written compared to what he was like when he debuted and, consequently, boring as shit.

Again, the situations can't really be comparable because the status of male vs. female characters is so different.

Joking aside, though, I really don't like death-o-rama in superhero comics at all. It's rarely done well, it's rarely permanent, and I tend to think that writers who can't think of any other way to dispose of disliked characters aren't very good writers.

Re: Sorry

Date: 2011-11-16 06:39 pm (UTC)
liliaeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liliaeth
so have I. Hell I've been, asking for Peter to be killed so he can turn into a Skrull or dire wraith, almost since BND started.


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