Gay Colossus and Marvel's alternative universes
- From: "Christopher Logan Hanssen" <> Well I guess your right and that is
really wierd. Why would Marvel make him gay in that Universe but not in the
>Remember the Clone Saga, Heroes Reborn, Onslaught? Marvel is run by a bunch
of cynical accountants with marginal creative skills who are on the Sony
Corporation's version of Welfare for Morons.
The comic books are now just the fleas on top of the Motion Picture products
which can earn hundreds of millions of dollars. So the comic book execs can
fart around and mess up the characters any way they want to, since they do
not have to be profitable anymore. The average comic book now has a
circulation of 10,000. When I was a kid, the Hulk was circulating about
300,000 and there were always threats that Hulk, Thor, Iron-Man, etc. would
get cancelled if they dipped under 150,000 issues per month.
So after all the flack from Clone Saga and similar fiascos, the creatively
bankrupt Marvel editors and writers decided to start creating alternative
universes where they could fart around with characters. So if they turn
Wolverine, Hulk, Colossus, Spier-Man gay and that is popular, then they can
bring him back into the official Marvel Universe as a gay character. Same
thing with making established characters into clones, mutants, whatever. The
people running Marvel have no creative vision, so all they have left is
putting new wrinkles on old characters.
Having alternative universes is what DC comics did back in the 1960s, and
that Marvel is doing the same thing to such a major degree (forty years
later) just goes to show how tapped out their creative well has become.
If you like Marvel Comics, start around 1989 (or even earlier) and start
buying back to the 1960s. Since sometime in the mid-1990s, Marvel Comics
became the equivalent of Dell, Charlton, Gold Key, and Archie Comics if they
had all been mutated together into something cheap and derivative.