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Posted 5/29/16
well more female superheros are coming out these days just look a female superhero got her own netflix show
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Posted 5/29/16 , edited 5/29/16
yay

I personally don't believe as a woman that we need to "clone" as you say male superheroes for the sake of saying: "hey! you wanted more women, well there you go." its lazy and better options are to be had.

You have so many female heroes that could be used more, given further background stories, and hopefully more leading roles:

-atom girl (DC)
-bling! (DC)
-black mamba (DC)
-blink (DC)
-cheetah (DC)
-captain marvel (DC, which is a legit female. she was not spawned to be the female copy, but was handed the mantel.)
-domino (marvel)
-dazzler (marvel)

I won't even go further into the alphabet from memory here, this just proves how many damn women are written so far and don't get more recognition, because that's what we really need. we don't need writers to create 100 more female heroes to be used then shelf them whenever their use is up.

as cliché as this sounds, they need to be more brave and stop thinking about how much money they can make so that these ladies can get some shine. and more people should give them a chance. its about the exposure, making it the "norm" to see female superheroes by keep pushing for more spots.

i was happy to see captain america 3 yesterday, but I was sad to only see two women standing with all those male superheroes. two
Posted 5/29/16
Meh. I don't find American comics superheroes females interesting. Bleh just bleh.
I find female villains slightly more interesting but just slightly.

Is either too stupid for me or so obviously female empowerment crap I just get turn off.

I rather if they adapted more novels than comics.
Especially The Daylight War (The Demon Cycle #3)
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Posted 9/12/16
A sidekick is one thing but a clone or copy? No
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Posted 9/14/16
They're okay, add more diversity than a Muslim Captain America.
Posted 9/19/16


Actually the clone Saga that cloned Stacey was seen as offensive to the character and a pretty bad saga overall.
Spider-Gwen is good because her and Peter trade places. Peter dies in Gwen's World and Gwen die's in his World.

Spider-Gwen is good because it gives fans of Gwen Stacey the one thing everyone wanted a retcon of her retcon and it's nicely written.
Especially consdering the insult that Marvel never gave Straczynski the last run on Spiderman he wanted so he could retcon and write the disgusting Sin's Past story out of existennce, which is the single worst Spiderman Storlyine after One More Day.
Posted 9/19/16 , edited 9/19/16
Well why the fuck not? If it messes with your concepts of it then don't read or watch it, just ignore the spinoffs. The owners do have the right to do whatever they want to their creations so there is little you can do but lobby for a boycott, and if its unpopular, the sales will probably drop anyway, which usually means the writers will shy from socio-political themes for shock appeal to go back to what made them more money, appeasing their fan base. Its like a tide, it comes in, and it goes out. Happens a lot over time.
Posted 9/19/16 , edited 9/19/16
I've never considered Lara Croft as a superhero, just like how I also don't consider Indiana Jones and Nathan Drake supers. That said; I suppose both Lara and Nathan possess the superpower of "breaking things."
Posted 3/5/17
I like female superheroes when they are symbols of power and not oversexualized fakes. If they have real talent, then more power to them.
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Posted 26 days ago
YEAH!!!!!
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Meanwhile there are not enough Deadpool clones.


Yeah, I love Gwenpool. She's a fun character without being a complete clone of her namesake. I love the fact that she realizes she's in a comic book world and tries to make herself a main character to give herself some sort of plot armor.
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I have no problem with female super heroes and it has nothing to do with being a female, sometimes it gets tiring to see only boys all over the place all the time. the only thing I hate about female super heroes, why must they be weaker, feel the need to find love and romance... not all females are like that, a lot of females are independent, can live on their own, stand on their own, we don't need a man and so forth. so, when they do this in things, it makes me wonder if they are trying to send a message to females to be like this and not independent, etc.
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Again, I'm going to base this on my age and the fact that I grew up with comics. And when I say I grew up with comics, I remember the first appearances of the Fantastic Four, Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor and the other Marvel comics, as well as Superman, Batman, Justice League, Legion of Super Heroes and other offerings by DC Comics.

Now, having said that, I recall quite a few of the female superheroes from back then. Batgirl, Saturn Girl, Wonder Woman as well as Crystal, Electra and the various Norse Goddesses. While I liked them, they didn't make as much an impression on me...

Oddly, one of my current "guilty pleasures" is, of all folks, Squirrel Girl. I know, I know, she's more of a parody than a real superheroine, but at the same time there's just something wonderfully off-kilter about her that attracts my attention. Besides, I like off-kilter characters.
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TalGreywolf wrote:
Oddly, one of my current "guilty pleasures" is, of all folks, Squirrel Girl. I know, I know, she's more of a parody than a real superheroine, but at the same time there's just something wonderfully off-kilter about her that attracts my attention. Besides, I like off-kilter characters.


Yeah, squirrel is girl is another really fun character. If you like off-kilter, you should check out Gwenpool. She doesn't really have any superpowers, and her whole deal is that she realizes she's living in a comic book world. So to keep from becoming collateral damage she goes out and gets herself a costume to try and become a main character instead of just an extra. And since she's living in a comic book world, she realizes her world is fiction and therefor, there are no consequences to all of her crazy actions. She's also read all of the comics, so she knows everybody's secret identities and everything which makes it really funny to see her interacting with other superheroes and villains, most of whom end up hating her.
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If you like off-kilter, you should check out Gwenpool. She doesn't really have any superpowers, and her whole deal is that she realizes she's living in a comic book world. So to keep from becoming collateral damage she goes out and gets herself a costume to try and become a main character instead of just an extra. And since she's living in a comic book world, she realizes her world is fiction and therefor, there are no consequences to all of her crazy actions. She's also read all of the comics, so she knows everybody's secret identities and everything which makes it really funny to see her interacting with other superheroes and villains, most of whom end up hating her.


Oh wow, that's the literal definition of an authors avatar as a character. Self-insert much Ms Antos?

I could write for Marvel in my lunchtimes if that's how high the bar is. I wonder how much they pay per story.
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