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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Blames Diversity For Fall In Comic Book Sales
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:12 pm 
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DC Finally Overtakes SJW Marvel as Top Comic Book Company of 2017
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Marvel recently fired its SJW Editor in Chief, and cancelled a slew of SJW titles in what butthurt SJWs are calling an apocalypse, but they're still pumping out already-written-and-drawn SJW comics. It won't be until the 2nd quarter 2018 that we'll start to see if Marvel is still an SJW clownshow.

But as for 2017 -- the damage was done. Looking at the entire year, DC beat Marvel.

Looking at the most-ordered comic books in the North American comic market, DC Entertainment had a particularly strong year, with seven of the top 10 issues of the year being published by the home of Superman, Batman and the Justice League. The numbers illustrate how much the market has changed in the past few years -- in more ways than one.
Comparing this year's most-ordered issues with the top 10 from 2014, the scale of DC's success becomes more apparent; just four years ago, not one DC title made it to the list, with nine titles coming from Marvel alone. (By comparison, Marvel takes just three places this year, with one of those due to its inclusion in a subscription mystery box service.)


They mean that Spectacular Spider-Man #1 was included in one of those Loot Crate or Geek Box type services, so there was a big order for that from that company.

If you check the list of the top ten, most of DC's biggest sellers were either Batman, or the Batman-related event "Dark Knights/Metal," or the big event merging the regular DC universe with the Watchmen characters.

DC is a little too Batman-o-centric, I think, for its own health. Fashions change. What happens if (or when) Batman falls out of such high favor?

They really need the rest of the A-list to get closer in popularity to Batman.


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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... 17-1070490

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DC Takes Over a Declining Market: Which Comics Sold Best in 2017


This article contains a list of the top 10

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Blames Diversity For Fall In Comic Book Sales
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:52 am 
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Not sure if "Supergirl" is a Marvel or DC character but this seemed as good a place as any to post this article:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/ ... ason-four/

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The CW’s popular superhero series Supergirl has announced the addition of a transgender character for season four.
The news broke after several sources noticed that producers issued a casting call for a new character to be named “Nia Nal.” The character is described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. No ethnicity or race was specified, according to ComicBook.com.

The character is likely set to take over the newsroom at the show’s CatCo newspaper company.



According to the report of the casting call notice, the new character will be “a confident, wunderkind of a fashionista. Once a political speechwriter, Nia is the newest addition to the CatCo investigative reporting team. With her, she brings sparkling wit and biting humor but under that banter-y, chic facade, lays a soulful young woman who has much to offer the world.”

This new transgender character hardly marks the first time that Supergirl had plunged into the world of left-wing PCism.

Starring Melissa Benoist, Supergirl debuted in 2015 on CBS, but by season two it had been shuffled over to the CW network. From the beginning, the series was focused on a girl-power theme, but the series didn’t start really heading into PCism until it was secure at the CW Network.

After a few episodes at CW, Supergirl began introducing gay characters and dissing conservatives, and President Donald Trump.

In its first season, the show went after former Fox News TV host Bill O’Reilly. In one scene, for instance, in her role as girl Friday to the show’s publishing chief, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), Benoist said she had to make sure O’Reilly was distanced from her boss.

“I’m calling about the Correspondents dinner,” Benoist said on the phone while walking busily down the street. “I need to make sure Ms. Grant doesn’t end up next to Bill O’Reilly again.”

That same year, Benoist insisted that her show was a “feminist show.”

“I think it’s great,” Benoist said to Stephen Colbert. “And I think what’s feminist about it is that it’s for everyone. She has all the same powers [Superman] does.”

By 2017 the show had become reliably left-wing and in a November episode offered yet another Trump bashing aside with one of the characters saying that Nazis were angling to “make American Aryan again,” in a slap at President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

In the meantime, the show revealed that one of its main characters, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), was gay and then was featured in a season-long gay relationship story arc.

With all the “wokness” in the series, Warner Bros. ended up opening an investigation into Andrew Kreisberg, the show’s executive producer, after fifteen women and four men accused him of sexual misconduct.

Supergirl returns this fall to the CW network on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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I will admit to having watched a handful of Supergirl season 1 episodes when it was on CBS (IIRC it was a lead in show to another CBS program that I watched).
I have no clue what is going on the show since then.

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Superman/girl (or is it Supergirl-man now?) is a DC property.

Although I don't think IPs matter too much to the Trogressive Social Engineers running the vast majority of media these days. They'd inject their propaganda into everything, given the chance.

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chijohnaok wrote:
I will admit to having watched a handful of Supergirl season 1 episodes when it was on CBS (IIRC it was a lead in show to another CBS program that I watched).
I have no clue what is going on the show since then.

It did get better when it switched to The CW, ditched the Supergirl/Jimmy Olsen romance and made her sister into a hot lesbian.



It can be a fun show providing you can stomach the "girl-power", sjw inserts and snidey Trump bashing.

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I think where I left off watching in the season one episodes Supergirl and Jimmy Olsen were still an item and they had the first hints of her sister being a lesbian.

Trump wasn’t even on the horizon yet.

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chijohnaok wrote:
I will admit to having watched a handful of Supergirl season 1 episodes when it was on CBS (IIRC it was a lead in show to another CBS program that I watched).
I have no clue what is going on the show since then.

It did get better when it switched to The CW, ditched the Supergirl/Jimmy Olsen romance and made her sister into a hot lesbian.

It can be a fun show providing you can stomach the "girl-power", sjw inserts and snidey Trump bashing.


Definitely sounds like a show on The Cunt Whistle (The CW)

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What are you guys doing reading comic books?

That's for children... just like the movies.

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Lava wrote:
What are you guys doing reading comic books?

That's for children... just like the movies.


I think that I was probably 10-12 yrs old the last time that I read a comic book.
It involved soldiers, maybe some GI Joe comic or something similar.

I never really got into comic books.

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I stopped watching when Supergirl went after Jimmy Olson's black dick.

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Just what the World was waiting for...

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After One Zillion Years, Superhero Movies Will Finally Have a Plus-Size Lead

Get ready for Faith Herbert, a bubbly sci-fi nerd with telekinetic powers.

Coming soon — well, eventually? — to a movie theater near you is Faith Herbert, the first major plus-size superhero. According to Deadline, Sony Entertainment is officially producing a live-action adaptation of the Valiant Comics character.

That means she won’t be fighting alongside Thor, Captain America, or Wonder Woman in the Marvel or DC universes — Valiant is only beginning to flesh out its film strategy, and Faith’s story is just one of a full slate of movies planned. She’s part of a team of psiots, or heroes with telekinetic and psychic powers, and can also fly, create force fields, and levitate objects.

Powers aside, Faith is blonde, bubbly, and a total sci-fi nerd who’s obsessed with Doctor Who. She’s also deeply idealistic — in the current iteration of her comic books which came out in 2016 (though she’s been around since 1992), she has a secret identity as a blogger for an entertainment website but dreams of reporting important stories like Lois Lane. There was even a book released before the election in which she meets Hillary Clinton that caused a small controversy when some booksellers refused to display the cover.

And then there’s the fact that she’s fat. So far, the closest we’ve come to a major female superhero being plus-size is, somehow, Incredibles 2’s Elastigirl, whom a chorus of tweeters praised for being lowkey thick. (She also had an exaggeratedly tiny waist.)

In live-action films, studios nearly always cast very thin actresses to play female superheroes, while male actors often spend months increasing their arm and leg circumferences for similar roles. This isn’t exactly a coincidence: More than one academic has likened traditional depictions of female superheroes to porn stars.

Which is why even as the genre has made steps in increasing its racial diversity, a plus-size superhero comes as such a surprise. As noted by the Atlantic, her 2016 update also did away with the fat jokes that surrounded her presence in earlier comic books, which likely isn’t unrelated to the fact that it’s the first time the series has been written by a woman, Orphan Black’s Jody Houser.

In an interview with People in 2015, Houser said of Faith’s size that “it’s definitely not something that she has a problem with. She’s very comfortable with herself. I’m not going to ignore her size, but I don’t want it to be a big issue or a big plot line with her, and I think it would be out of character to make it that.”

The live-action film will also be penned by a woman, Maria Melnik of American Gods, reflecting the increasing diversity in the superhero genre on both sides of the camera.

“I’ve been hearing from women who are in their 20s and 30s and 40s who have been reading comics for decades who have never seen a woman on the cover of a comic that looks like them,” Houser added. “And I think that makes people feel like they’re welcome in comics, and that this medium is for them, when, maybe they’ve always loved comics but they haven’t felt welcome before is a huge thing.”

By now, major studios are taking note of the people they’ve otherwise historically ignored. Though Marvel Studios has produced just a single female-led film in its 25-year history (2005’s Elektra starring Jennifer Garner, which is not part of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe), that’ll change when Captain Marvel comes out next year, with Brie Larson playing the titular role.

And just last month, Marvel president Kevin Feige confirmed that a film centered around Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey whose alter ego is Ms Marvel, is “in the works,” while Sony Pictures is officially producing a movie adaptation of Silk, a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker’s who is also bitten by a radioactive spider.

This shouldn’t be all that surprising — superhero films that don’t star white men have proven to be box office successes, with the most obvious and important example being February’s Black Panther. Its premiere smashed superhero box office records, became one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, and by April had grossed more than Iron Man, Thor, and the first Captain America combined.

And while the vast world of comic books have long had incredible diversity — queer characters like Tank Girl, deaf characters like Echo, characters written and illustrated by women of color like Niobe — a vast number of superheroes on the big screen are either hulking white men or hyper-thin white women.

Now that we’re starting to see some change in that direction, then comes the fun part: Who should play Faith? The correct answer is, obviously, Aidy Bryant — she’s young, bubbly, and, honestly, “Lil Baby Aidy” is already a superhero in my book.

But Kether Donohue (who is only fat in the sense that she was referred to as “Fat Lindsay” on You’re the Worst) would also be hilarious in the role, as would Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. There’s also the star of last year’s Patti Cake$, Danielle MacDonald, who already has the long blonde hair of a 2018 Faith Herbert. The last question is whether the film adaptation will do her justice — but I, for one, have faith.


https://www.racked.com/2018/7/5/1753659 ... hero-movie

The role Amy Schumer was born to play. I wonder who Faith's Arch-nemesis will be? Diabetes? Vegetables? Stairs?

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