Nicole Perlman is the first female ever to have a writing credit on a Marvel movie, but her breakthrough is facing pushback from James Gunn.
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ok so sharon carter is the niece of peggy carter, who in the main marvel comic continuity is a freedom fighter working with the french resistance during ww2. sharon grows up listening to her aunt peggy’s stories of the war, and is inspired to join SHIELD because of her. she does and becomes the ~talented yet mysterious~ agent 13 (20th century comics writing hooo boy).
she and captain america have a long and kind of complicated history. they work together, fall in love, he thinks she should quit her job because chauvinistic mid-century writing, etc etc. then she is seemingly killed off, but mark waid retconned that.
when she comes back, she is suffering from PTSD due to being held in captivity for months. she’s a more cynical, angry and resentful, believing she had been left for dead, but she forgives steve once she learns that he really thought she was dead. they work together again but don’t date. after her next boyfriend is killed by the winter soldier, and while she and steve are tracking him down, they get back together.
then her storyline kind of deteriorates, with a mind-control plot where she assassinates steve (don’t worry, the bullet sent him back in time!!!! comics!!!!!!) combined with a pregnancy plot where she ends up having to give herself an abortion. it’s all rather…….squicky, and really not the plot she deserves. but anyways, she and steve get back together when he comes back to life and the whole brainwashing/aborted pregnancy thing is conveniently erased from her memory.
sharon continues to fight alongside steve, and also is recruited to the secret avengers, and everything was going along swimmingly until rick remender came along and decided to kill her off in the exact same way she was killed off the first time. it doesn’t matter if he brings her back at some point (and he will), the fact is that sharon is about to make her debut in the marvel cinematic universe and she is currently dead in comics canon and I am PISSED ABOUT THAT.
sharon gets kind of a raw deal, both in canon and in fandom. she’s always written off as “captain america’s girlfriend” or “captain america’s bitchy girlfriend” depending on who you talk to and what their exact brand of terrible is. she gets a lot of hate, not only because she’s steve’s main love interest, but also because she’s a female character who isn’t “”“nice.”“” apparently she doesn’t ~smile enough~ to be likeable. and sure, she’s suffered from bad writing more than once (do not PLEASE DO NOT read rick remender’s captain america, for all that is beautiful in this world stay AWAY from that garbage book).
sharon is complicated, but just because she’s not sunshine and rainbows 24/7 that doesn’t mean she’s unlikeable. she’s driven, she has her own motivations and dreams and she never gives those up just for steve. she was inspired by her aunt, which is important because she’s a female character whose main role model in life is ANOTHER FEMALE CHARACTER. sharon is AWESOME, she’s got a super dry sense of humor and she’s snarky and she doesn’t put up with steve’s shit and she’s AMAZING and I LOVE HER
- mark waid’s run on captain america, starting with captain america vol 1, #444 (her initial return arc is collected here)
- secret avengers, warren ellis
- captain america and the secret avengers, a one-shot issue featuring the black widow and agent 13 kicking ass while steve sits home and does paperwork
- hmmm I guess ed brubaker’s captain america? like I said, sharon’s story line during this run suuuuuucks but it is the primer on everything that is modern-day captain america, and her personality isn’t written…poorly, she’s just screwed over by the narrative. two steps forward, one step back, ed brubaker. captain america: reborn features her having some really great moments with sam wilson, too.
- seriously, do not read rick remender’s captain america. please. I beg of you. don’t do it.
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Iron Man 3: Maya Hansen dies, really
Thor 2: Frigga dies, really
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Gwen Stacy dies, really
98% of the females in X-Men:Days of Future Past: Dead, really
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Victoria Hand dies, really
Ant-Man: JANET VAN DYNE DIES, REALLY
Man, whoever is selling all these refrigerators to the MCU writers must be making bank.
them: oh are u excited for that new marvel movie?
It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol.
calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.
It looks like the end of Hawkeye is for real, bro.
sad news, folks
Psst. Hey, Marvel. Women read comics. Get over it.
How dare you talk down to them.
How dare you tell them their money doesn’t matter.
How dare you tell them that their opinions don’t matter.
How dare you tell them that they don’t matter.
This is what you have done. Mr. Remender. Mr. Breevort. Fuck. Off.
And thank you, CBR, for reinforcing the fact that the stereotype of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons is actually a reality. Hope the Dorito dust doesn’t get stuck in your neck beards.
WE DID IT YOU GUYS KEEP IT UP
This article is so… badly written. The writer (Gavia Baker-Whitelaw) admits that Jet is a teenage girl for the majority of her run, that she’s declared to be 23 in one panel, moments before a drunken, ill-advised and extremely uncomfortable sexual encounter, and still thinks there’s nothing sketchy about that.
I don’t know where Daily Dot gets its writers from, but I hope the rest of them do more research and are less biased going in.