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Old March 10 2013, 04:45 PM   #29
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Re: Marvel animation-- Avengers Assemble and Hulk: Agents of Smash

Nick Ryder wrote: View Post
I do recall people complaining about how overly stylized they felt EMH was too before it first came on. The massively broad shouldered Thor and people whined to end how much they weren't crazy about Wasp.
I wasn't crazy about EMH's design sensibilities and animation style overall, but I liked the Wasp design. Well, except for those sticky-out bits of hair on the sides of her head. She would've looked better without those.

So let's not throw this out just yet. Could be better than we realize. Or it could suck balls for the first half season and then it picks up and hits it stride and we go 'wow this is pretty damn good' AND people start stacking it in the same breath as EMH.
Naturally. You'd think it would go without saying that you should try something before you decide whether you like it or not. We can have reservations about something based on preliminary info, but we won't know for sure until we see it. Some shows turn out better than you'd expected, some turn out worse than you'd hoped.

As for just Black Widow - like I said waaay back in October - they did bring in other female characters pretty quickly, by the end of the 1st season you already had Black Widow cameo'ing a few times, Mockingbird I think had a cameo. Carol Danvers was set up. So I don't feel too worried that eventually they'll add in another one. My personal hope is that Carol Danvers comes back in as Captain Marvel and not Ms. Marvel - she's Captain Marvel in the comics, makes sense that she should be that in the show.
I hope you're right, but I'm afraid that they're letting advertising demographics shape their choices, and going on the assumption that the young male audience they're targeting doesn't want to see a lot of girls in the show.

And even if they do work more women in eventually, it's unfortunate that we have to start over again, that we're forced back to square one with a new show where the women have to be folded in gradually, rather than just continuing EMH with its already solid cast of male and female heroes. It's still a setback. (Especially if they don't bring back Jennifer Hale as Carol Danvers. Less Jennifer Hale is never a good thing.)

And why are people complaining about the Falcon so much?
I wasn't aware they were. And if they are, I certainly don't agree with them. The Falcon's a character who's long overdue for a focus. He's an important figure in comics history, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics. (Black Panther preceded him, but T'Challa is African, not American.) And he spent years as Captain America's sidekick, which is a pretty prestigious gig in the superhero biz. Not to mention that he's going to be in the second Cap movie, so he's about to become much more prominent.
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