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Old 04-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #42
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Default Re: Liberal Writers Killing Marvel Comics?

Originally Posted by random_havoc View Post
Here's a list of Marvel characters that I love that I can't read about because they've been replaced by minority characters for the sake of fulfilling their vision of "diversity": Thor, Logan, Bruce Banner, Iron Man, and Steve Rogers (initially replaced by Falcon, now Rogers is evil and for some reason Falcon kept the shield)

That list right there is a list of the most popular characters Marvel in the eyes of the general populace has hands down (granted, Spidey would have to be included to make the list complete and they haven't killed him yet). And I can't buy a comic about them. So, sure, there's other reasons Marvel sales are down too, but them writing off their most popular characters is absolutely a signifcant contributing factor. The best way to diversify can't possibly be by ticking people off by taking away their favourite characters and replacing them
I think heroes being replaced is one of the most significant reasons for the drop off. Replacing well known heroes with new legacy characters is often challenging. DC has done it steadily over time (although reboots Rebirth/Flashpoint reversed that a little by bringing certain characters back.)

Marvel replaced many of their popular characters in a very short period of time. A large amount of change in a short period of time will often get people;s backs up.

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