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Marvel comics vs. film

Vulture.com neatly lays out how much better Marvel comics are about diversity than Marvel movies.

Personally, if I'd known there were so many awesome women running around superhero comics, I might have tried them ages ago. And there's other kinds of diversity, too - of the six women in the all-women X-Men comic, two of them are non-white (plus Psylocke, but she's tricky), and within a few issues we're adding an Arab-American character to the team and further developing a key Indian-American (I think?) secondary character. I have been keeping less track of LGBT characters, but there are several gay boys and a bi character on the Young Avengers team, another bi character in Avengers Arena, Bling in X-Men is gay, over in Spider-land the Scarlet Spider is gay, X-man Northstar married his boyfriend last year (take that, DC), and I know there are more I'm not thinking of. FF has a trans character, too.

All of which isn't to say that Marvel comics are perfect. No. But they're a heck of a lot better at this kind of thing than the movies.

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Oct. 25th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, okay, that all sounds ridiculous. Yuck. But the comics had been failing to meet my needs for a long time before that, so. :)

(YAY. I mean, heh heh heh. I meant it to do that.

And yes, I'm kind of REALLY EXCITED about comics right now. Do you or have you read comics besides Buffy?)

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