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The most depressing Marvel Comics news of the year

The most depressing Marvel Comics news of the year
Marvel Comics are an unstoppable juggernaut of money making and storytelling, dominating the movie landscape and still producing loads of comics. Is there anything that can stop them? Well, yes, according to their vice President, diversity.
 
In the most depressing comics news you’ll hear all year, David Gabriel, Vice President of Sales at Marvel has explained that the white males who buy most of the comics only want to read about white males, and he has the sales figures to back it up (via AV Club): “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity… They didn’t want female characters out there,” he explained. “That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not. I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales. We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against… That was difficult for us because we had a lot of fresh, new, exciting ideas that we were trying to get out and nothing new really worked.”
 
So, if you were hoping men had climbed out of a Victorian swamp and were now able to read stories about people instead of just their own penis extensions, the answer is no, they have not. So, if you’re one of them, fuck you and your pale, insecure narrow world view.
 

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