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Omar Karindu

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Subj: The Problem With Superia
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 08:16:26 pm EDT (Viewed 11 times)
Reply Subj: Re: You'd think, wouldn't you? December Solicits
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 10:15:04 am EDT (Viewed 151 times)

    That said, Superia's "death" was hardly any more convincing than those of dozens of other villains left for dead after being zapped, burnt, blown up, and so forth. I'm more annoyed at her fundamental shift in goals and attitudes. She's just a random choice of megalomaniac, and Norman teaming up with her is likely going to make her his lackey. I suppose Bendis is going for an evil counterpart to Maria Hill/Victoria Hand so that he can write the sorts of scenes he did in the first Dark Avengers, as Norman's lunacy exasperates his marginally more together second-in-command.

Superia's problem is that she's too much of a Straw Feminist to take seriously. The Straw Feminist is now considered politically incorrect at best and sexist at worst. If Bendis used Gruenwald's take on her, he'd be criticized for the stereotype. If Bendis changed her characterization, then he'd be criticizing for changing her characterization without proper buildup. What do you do when the original characterization is the problem?


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