July 25, 2010 2 Comments
I thought it was sort of cool at first, this whole WOMEN OF MARVEL celebration. I dunno, I guess I was sort of excited to read more books about the female characters. Marvel don’t exactly treat them very good. Spider-Woman and Ms. Marvel were the only characters with an on-going, and a vagina, but both of those books have since been cancelled. Females get a generally good showing on teams, but mostly they’re their to fit into roles – Valkyrie on the Secret Avengers, Ms. Marvel on the Avengers, Sue Storm on the Fantastic Four. All characters with potential, but in their team books they fall into character types and become sort of boring. The X-Men are typically better but, as I’ll demonstrate later in this review, they’re a little guilty of it too.