Ms. Marvel #6 by G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt, & Ian Herring
A quick draw. A request from someone who visited my table yesterday at the con. Must revisit this….her scarf is terrible. And her mask. And hair. Jeez, I need to fix a lot. Hmmph.
"I’m not here to be a watered-down version of some other hero, I’m here to be the best version of Kamala. And it starts now. Time to level up.” (Ms. Marvel #005)
Made a new friend today. Saved this snapping turtle who was trying to cross the street. #critters #turtle #wildlifewarriors
As genuine attempts to diversify the Marvel universe, the Thor and Captain America announcements are significantly flawed, and are likely doomed to fail.
My Thoughts: The problem is this Author views everything as black or white or male and female. And he really only seems to be using it to get a rise out of the reader, or so it would seem.
1)The whole “white master” thing who gives a crap about the color of the skin of the person that trained you. Batman trained under a Frenchman, a Japanese man, an African Huntsman, and a Napalese Monk. This whole white master deal is just something to get a rise out of the reader. It doesn’t matter who teaches you, as long as they do a it right. Honestly the authors invocation of slavery really just hit me like “what? are you serious?” In present day American your boss can be any number of races, sex, or gender identity. Plus heads up Mr. McMillan, Steve Rogers boss was Nick Fury, a Black Man. So how is the opposite an issue?
2) “Forced to live up to the legacies established by white males”…Yea no duh. Like with any job you’ll be measured against your predecessor. I don’t care if you’re a janitor, a CEO, or a Super Hero. If you’re not as good as the last guy, people are going to let you know.
3)”Lip Service to the idea that Women and African-Americans are equal to their traditional white male leads”…To say this completely discredits amazing series that do super well such as She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Black Widow, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Bishop, and Black Panther.
Don’t confuse my post as me saying, “that’s it marvel, we have enough diversity now.” That’s simply not the case. If you’ve seen many of my post they feature the new Ms. Marvel, quite possibly my new favorite hero. Who I feel I relate to infinitely more too than most other heroes.