Banging my head against the wall: Marvel October Solicitations Edition

Marvel has some sneak previews of their October solicitations over at Newsarama, and I'd like to take issue with two things if I may (and it's my blog, after all, so I may).

First of all, the copy for Marvel Comics Presents #2 lists that the price is $3.99, despite earlier claims that only the first issue would be priced as such. Maybe it's a misprint, but if it's not, then they've just guaranteed I won't be buying that, not even at the lower DCBS price. There's no way in hell that a regular monthly comic book should cost 4 clams. It shouldn't cost more than $2 considering I'll read it in about 5 minutes, I say... this whole "oh but the paper is glossy" argument is just total bullshit. Go back to newsprint, and knock the damn prices down! Anyway, I cannot and will not support that. Which is too bad, because the Hellcat stuff actually sounds pretty interesting, and that cover is awesome.

Second, and more importantly, is this solicitation copy for New Avengers #35:

The Hood makes his play for the big time by gathering the most ruthless rogues gallery of evil the Marvel Universe has ever seen. What does a guy who wants to be the “Kingpin of all super-villains” do to make his point? You have to see it to believe it.
Guest-Starring Tigra. Poor Tigra. Poor, poor Tigra.

(Emphasis mine.)

Okay, look, if you want people to stop saying that your company is populated with misogynistic fratboy types who not only victimize female characters for so-called "shock value" and use it as a selling point, but then also make light of the fact that they're doing it... THEN STOP F---ING DOING IT, MARVEL!!! DC, too, for that matter! This isn't rocket science here! I know Quesada wants to be the new Stan Lee, but most days he comes closer to a Fox reality show producer or that Girls Gone Wild jackass.


  1. There was a comment here before. Besides this one, I mean. There isn't now. If you read it, you know why.

    Let's keep it clean, folks.

  2. Sure, I will keep it clean, Bill D.
    But, when I first found out about NA # 35, I was furious. Bendis has for a long time been a writer I hate, what with his little stunts with Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ms Marvel. Then Tigra. And a lotta other stuff. He is an egomaniacal jerk who many hate, myself included and he has played a part in much of the things that have caused my life to be filled with anger. So, I'm sorry if anyone was offended by my comment, but I, quite frankly, though I will keep it clean, really wanted to show Bendis I was NOT going to forgive him for his previous misdeeds, and how far I would go to make sure he didn't make matters even worse than he has already made them. So, for these reasons and more, I wished to hit him like that. I am sorry for those who I offended, and I will not make another thing like that, and I'm even trying to do this as cleanly as possible now even though I still hate his guts. But the whole point is, Bendis needs to be fired from Marvel. I have a personal grudge against him and I would happily have him lose his job if it were up to me. Especially since Tigra is my most enjoyed character of Marvel and he did a lot to corrupt her, as did Millar, who I hate just as much. Capiche? Anyway, I made this comment clean and as inoffensive as possible. Please understand why I did what I did...