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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Marvel VP of Sales blames diversity for falling comic book sales
Independent"Despite forming the basis for the multi-million dollar blockbusters that have recently overtaken Hollywood, Marvelcomic book sales have been falling.
"Well, Marvel VP of Sales, David Gabriel, spoke about what they believe could possibly lead to the decline, putting the blame on diversity.
“ 'What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told ICv2 at the Marvel Retailer summit. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”
"H[e] continued: “I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales. We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against." . . .
"Society has changed, so superheroes have to as well, said Axel Alonso, editor in chief at Marvel Comics, who in November debuted Captain America No. 1 with Samuel Wilson, the first African American superhero taking over Captain America’s red, white and blue uniform and shield.
“ 'Roles in society aren’t what they used to be. There’s far more diversity,” said Alonso, who has also shepherded a gay wedding in the X-Men, a gender change from male to female in Thor and the first mainstream female Muslim hero in Ms. Marvel.
"The change to a black Captain America is already having an impact outside of comics." . . .
I was fortunate to grow up when I did, able then to just enjoy comic book characters as a child should, characters who loved America and her ideals (usually unmet in the real world). But it would have been so much better if young African-American children then had their own superheroes to look up to as well, for their own sake as well as the sake of Jim Crow America. But please...NOT like this (right)! ........................