It’s great that Marvel is adding more POC to their lineup, Thor is a woman, and they have gay marriage because representation is important, but the writing is still pretty shit at Marvel right now in my opinion for the most part. Shit, so is DC, who am I kidding. But what I’m trying to say is that all of this “representation” from what I’ve read is completely for getting the reader’s attention enough to buy the comics, and the stories are pretty weakly written before attention shifts back to the other characters.
I’m happy for the variety and representation, but let’s be real. Marvel is a part of Disney which is one of the largest corporations and they are completely just trying to give basic stories and entertainment and making it seem new, without any actual depth, to make money.
DC is also having more POC, and that’s surely the same reason. I am just waiting for them to finally make Batman gay, BECAUSE HE IS. I’m partial to DC a little bit, mostly because of Vertigo’s great artistic writing and original stories with real issues without the cheesiness and overpublicity to increase sales as a result of Queers and POC thirsty for someone like themselves in a comic, which I can relate to as a queer Hispanic, but the reality is that neither the mainstream Marvel or DC are doing it well. At least not right now.