Please Kill Us: Jean Grey and Sue Storm as Rebels With No Future

The image included here is by James Zark.

This is a powerful representation of Marvel’s current legacy, and that of pretty much everyone at Disney and Marvel that happily and maliciously pursues the current course.

This is what people will remember: that Disney and Marvel are so greedy, the egos of people running it are so inflated, that they’re willing to undermine and destroy whole worlds and characters people love and cherish with all their hearts just because Fox owns the film rights.

Is this what Marvel stands for? Crushing the dreams and memories of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people over cash and power? What about the people who have felt inspired and uplifted in their day to day lives because the X-Men and Fantastic Four exist? Do their lives mean less than selfish whims?

That does not mean Marvel isn’t still doing some admirable things. There’s female Thor. There’s the new Ms. Marvel, and finally promoting Carol Danvers up to Captain Marvel. There’s making Falcon into the new Captain America. But the good things do not balance out the bad. Just as donating to charity does not make up for viciously attacking someone, new good decisions do not cancel out new bad decisions.

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