No one hates it specifically because Thor is female. How do I know? No one hated Earth X Thor, or Lady Loki, or Valkyrie or Sif. Hell, Captain Marvel's death wasn't hated this much, largely because it was written so well and Ms Marvel was already a great character made better by the event. People hate the book because it is written lazily, it is an insult to the aforementioned characters and their writers and artists, and as mentioned above often feels like an attack on its own readership.JimB said:Dude, if you want to argue that's your reason for hating the book, that's fine; though for the record, I kind of doubt it, since you attribute one nonsense line to the book and then denigrate another that the character speaking it first uttered nearly thirty years ago to She-Hulk, making it a pretty well-established character trait by this point. I do wish, though, that you would refrain from speaking unilaterally for every critic out there, as if no one is hating it specifically and solely because Thor is now female.Jetfan007 said:Female Thor is hated because the writing is absolute garbage.
It's all in the wording. It wasn't "disparaging opinion about Israel" or "anti-Semetic rant" or anything of the sort, it was just "opinion about Israel." It wasn't even "opinion about Palestine." Not to mention, it was a "blah, blah, blah" moment, as in something the character made up in her head, not something that was actually said. Aside from being a completely unnecessary, totally out of the blue political reference it made the writer look like a smug, Israel hating ass.MarsAtlas said:Really? It came off to me as the sort of thing an anti-semite would be saying, the sort who goes on about "THE JEWS" and how they "killed Jesus" and are doing whatever to ruin the world. That was my interpretation of it anyways. I can see it being insensitive, no question, but it seemed more like a swipe at anti-semites rather than Israel. Thats just my perspective and I must admit that it could easily be way off though.
Or they could promote some of their existing, massive library of characters and have them take the spotlight. Absolutely disgusted me when Iceman came out, not because he came out but because the entire "event" and all the coverage surrounding it completely ignored Northstar as if he'd never existed and this was the first gay Marvel character ever. No respect for their own characters, not even giving him a second thought!Yeah, yeah, I can hear it now, "Make new characters! Stop changing existing ones!"
Problem is that's very fucking hard to do.
It's the writing that needs to justify the change. Miles Morales' writing most certainly did so, and though I stopped reading the new Ms Marvel it was more than good enough from what I did read (though I still feel like making Carol Captain Marvel is an insult to Mar-Vell's legacy as well as her own. She forged her own identity without him, and they made it feel like none of that mattered 'cause now she *finally* gets to be a real hero!).Kinda crazy that when it's a straight white guy, no one bats an eyelash, but when it's any sort of minority people lose their minds, and the minority has to justify themselves.
The writing did not justify the change in Thor. Though it certainly could be worse: I picked up an issue of Squirrel Girl a while ago and nearly swore off Marvel forever.