Bulging biceps are sooo yesterday. Muscles on women look better anyway… When comic publishers alter a character, they hope for a clap of approval. Well, Marvel brought a thunderclap, switching the thunder god into a goddess. Many claim it’s an unoriginal idea since we’ve seen females taking over for males before, but has it ever been a mantle this big? Thor is royalty within the pages of the comics, and the key thing to remember is that it’s not just about the fanboy demographic; female readership is a force to be reckoned with today. Plus, it’s Marvel, which takes itself very seriously in making its universe diverse. Whether changes involve the biracial Spider-Man, a half-Latino Nova, the Muslim Ms. Marvel, or an X-Women team, they all reflect the real world. No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, or what your sexuality is, everyone deserves to feel like a superhero, so, for the naysayers, deal with it.
The Mighty Thor, by Daniel Murray.
So today, boss tasked me with coming up with a few of these to put around the store! Little info sheets to help anyone nervous/overwhelmed/confused about where to start with comics!
It’s by no means a comprehensive list; just a few store favorites and really great books that we always keep in stock to recommend. I’ll be doing some more over the next few weeks…deadpool, avengers, iron man, cap, and more! As well as a couple of SO YOU WANT TO READ MARVEL sheets for characters that don’t have enough of a backlog for a whole sheet. Then on to DC, and different genres of other comics!
I’m very excited! It’s based on an idea kellysue shared with me last year but we both got WAY too busy to do anything with it, so I thought I would put it here for everyone to share around, and maybe it will help get some people reading great comics!
this is GENIUS