The difference is in the tights.

/The difference is in the tights.

But this fourth space for superheroes to occupy for non-otherworldly threats poses problems for Marvel (and for DC). This vacuum was eluded too but not examined in Captain America: Civil War. Captain America’s stance not to sign the Sokovia Accords was not well examined or explained. Instead, the rightness of his stance is largely just assumed as an extension of Steve Rogers own integrity. That manages to just about work in that film so long as you don’t pay too much attention to it but on closer examination Rogers really has to choose to be either an agent of the state or a vigilante. If you call yourself ‘Captain America’ then you can either be a soldier employed and held accountable by the state or your indistinguishable from a nutty ‘militia’ hiding in a compound and plotting against the BATF.

Camestros Felapton on the problem with superheroes.

This, as some of you may be aware, is why superheroes don’t really “work” for me, at least not in their vanilla Marvel/DC incarnations (I usually quite like deconstructions like The Maxx or The Authority). As a member of groups that have historically been on the receiving end of violence from the sort of self-righteous, no-due-process vigilantism superhero comics try and make chic—and also coming from a culture where vigilantism in general is frowned on—I’ve never been able to really “sit back and enjoy the escapism” that the genre supposed to represent…

2017-12-19T13:44:35+00:0020th May, 2018|Tags: pop culture|8 Comments

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  1. mosellegreen 1st June, 2018 at 2:07 am
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