Thakowsaizmu wrote:Anyway, I know full well Marvel will have this title cancelled within no time. Her powers are atrocious. However, I am all for representation in the media. Just because a lot of straight white guys read comics doesn't mean it's only straight white guys. And what does this one title do to take away from all the straight white guy titles? Nothing. What does it do for someone else though? This:
That reminds me of Nichelle Nichols' story of meeting Dr. King when she was considering quitting the role of Uhura. Dr. King recognized how important Uhura was, even if she wasn't that developed as a character and never took the lead (in the live action series anyway). Representation matters and no matter how Marvel plays this up in publicity, it's still a character representing a grossly underrepresented group being written by a woman who actually belongs to that underrepresented group (as a Muslim woman albeit not one of Middle Eastern descent). That's inherently interesting to me and a positive thing. It's not like the writer and artist are complete unknowns that were just grabbed to meet a quota. Wilson is an accomplished author and journalist and an Eisner-nominated comic writer. Alphona is a bit more obscure but did co-create the Runaways who were reasonably successful despite being quite diverse for a superhero team. Outside of Chase, every one of them falls into at least one minority group, even if "mutant" and "not built like a supermodel" are only minority groups in comics. Granted, the main plot of Runaways had very little to do with the ethnicity or orientation of the leads.