David Brothers has a great post up in defense of Joe Quesada called Joe Q: Villain or Menace
, and I must admit that I liked the guy as the EiC when he first took over.
I'm sure you all know my current feelings about the editorial Marvel.
I can't agree entirely with David's take on DC's handling of women vs. Marvel's. Comparing Storm cold to Wonder Woman isn't really fair (especially since Storm's handling in her home book, Black Panther, is not really hetr
book, or even her home book, and isn't an impressive use of the character. Wonder Woman has been consistently a force to be reckoned with outside of her book, despite editorial flounderings with the title itself. She's at the forefront in heroic society.) The issue is far more complex. Why not take Sue Storm, Spiderwoman, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Power Girl, Black Canary, and Manhunter (which is uncancelled, thank you David) into account? How about Lois Lane's treatment vs. Mary Jane's? And for Spiderman loves Mary Jane
, we have Birds of Prey
vs. Heroes for Hire
. And DC just hired McKeever, didn't they?
And before I get called a DC apologist, there's Jean Loring, Spoiler, Black Canary and Green Arrow, any Green Lantern girlfriend, Star Sapphire especially, about a third of the posts on this blog are about DC idiocy.
Point being, both companies have excellent moments and moments of stunning
stupidity. But this is before work and I don't really have time to get entirely into it.
I will give him that John Stewart in the background is fucking stupid.
Anyway, its an interesting post. Go read it.