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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: How come Marvel doesn't use Monica Rambeau more?
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 02:26:42 pm EDT (Viewed 330 times)
Reply Subj: How come Marvel doesn't use Monica Rambeau more?
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:55:27 am EDT (Viewed 19 times)

    Just something that really bothers me. For most of us old school Avengers fans she is very popular. She is highly respected. Great sense of morals. great look. I understand after Roger Stern stopped writing her that some writers had a hard time writing her due to her being so powerful. also like Storm, she represents being a strong black woman. Diversity isn't bad. I think people who started reading Avengers when Wolverine joined would of really liked her as a hero (though I'd be scared with what Bendis would do to her if she did, so maybe it's not such a bad thing). She kinda just shows up in the background here and there but the last few times she had any major screen time, she was portrayed as kinda vapid and slutty (Marvel Divas) or B####Y and unconfident (Nextwave....though it has been debatable as to whether or not that is in continuity). Those portrayals are NOT what Monica is about.

I agree she isn't vapid or slutty.

I always found her to be bland. She was always very competent, respectful, smart, a hard worker, didn't cause any drama, an excellent team player. All great and noble qualities for a black female character to embody but I feel like the only thing that was ever developed about her was her positive attributes. I think her character was a very good attempt to make a competent black character that is in no way a stereotype and that should be applauded. But to me they never made her interesting. She never had any less than savory personality traits. No rough edges. No idiosyncrasies or peccadilloes to speak of that I can recall.