Ein grauer Tag mit steigender Bestürzung über die Nachrichten zum Flugzeugabsturz in Frankreich. Am Ende: schlichte Überforderung. Weiterhin sehr vorsichtiger Blick auf Nachrichten, Tagesschau ja, Brennpunkt nein.
Der Guardian schreibt ausführlich über Veränderungen in der Superheldenwelt:
„Kapow! Attack of the feminist superheroes“.
The speed of change has surprised even the writers. Wilson, who is a Muslim convert, remembers when Marvel editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker approached her to write Ms Marvel. “[They said: ‘We want to create a new teenage female American Muslim superhero and put her on her own book.’] I thought, ‘You’re insane. You’ll need to hire an intern just to open the hate mail.’
Kelly Sue DeConnick invoked another household object when she told Comics Alliance in 2012: “Never mind the Bechdel test, try this. If you can replace your female character with a sexy lamp and the story still basically works, maybe you need another draft. They have to be protagonists, not devices.” For decades, too many female characters failed the Sexy Lamp Test. So why the sudden change?
In a word: money. Women are reading comic books like never before.
In January, statistician Brett Schenker found that women accounted for 48.13% of the 32 million self-identified comics fans on Facebook.
The success of Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel has little to do with identity politics and everything to do with great storytelling. When Carol Danvers had her first solo book as Ms Marvel in 1977 (“This Female Fights Back!”), she was burdened with being Marvel’s token feminist role model: a superpowered Gloria Steinem. The new Ms Marvel, however, is an ordinary adolescent wrestling with parents and school as well as the responsibility of superpowers. Fifty-three years after Stan Lee created Spider-Man, it’s hard for a straight, white man like Peter Parker to represent the gawky underdog. Like the half-black half-Latino Miles Morales, who became a second Spider-Man in 2011, Kamala Khan is a modern take on a classic archetype.
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