Heather Antos, Gail Simone, And Kelly Sue DeConnick Encourage Their Fans To See ‘The Marvels,’ Demean Individuals With Opposing Opinions
The women in comics are out in force defending the honor of The Marvels movie, which failed spectacularly at the box office for its opening weekend. Heather Antos, Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and others are actively trying to gatekeep fan opinions, imploring them to see the movie and to be quiet about their criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in what appears to be a coordinated narrative on behalf of women in the comic industry.
For the past few days, excuses have been made for why The Marvels underperformed. Like most recent MCU offerings, Disney shills pushed back on the fans, calling them sexist, misogynist, and more.
One writer for Screen Rant implied it was some problem with men rather than the movie itself. She tweeted, “It’s really interesting to me that it’s all men who very are actively hating on The Marvels. The movie isn’t perfect (read my review for my thoughts) but it doesn’t deserve the hate many (men) are giving it.”
This set the stage for a narrative formed by the leaders of a recent feminist movement in the comic industry. The Marvels became a cause for them to champion, not just a regular film on the screen.
Gail Simone took to X.com the evening of The Marvels’ release to shame fans criticizing how bad The Marvels’ production was, saying, “Good lord, let people like things.”
It was unclear who this subtweet referred to, but the timing made it sound like it involved The Marvels. The only problem, however, is not many people are posting that they liked The Marvels—at least, not many people outside of those with mainstream comics jobs.
Hypocritically, Simone would mock people expressing their loss of interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
She responded to one person expressing such an opinion writing, “Important news.”
The embattled Heather Antos, Group Editor of Licensing at IDW Publishing, posted, “THE MARVELS is the most fun I’ve had at a superhero film for a very long time. Do not miss out!”
The post tried to instill some sort of fear in her fans that if they didn’t see it, they would somehow be unable to see the movie when it inevitably hits Disney+ in a couple of months. The Marvels is not a limited commodity, so it doesn’t make sense unless she’s pointing out that this film is bound to be out of theatres in short order. The implication is the movie is failing, and people like Antos are being called upon in a desperate attempt to promote it.
Antos would also retweet Jessie Earl implying individuals who do not like Marvel Studios turning into the MSheU as racists and misogynists.
Earl wrote, “Half the reason these franchises still exist is cause women kept them alive when they were dormant and go to see them alongside men when it’s men focused. But heaven fucking forbid you watch a single movie with a woman in the lead role; let alone one with two non-white leads.”
Finally, Kelly Sue DeConnick made her plea for The Marvels. DeConnick is the woman who took the beloved Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel character and turned her into Captain Marvel in the comic books, which soon became a mockery because of the androgynous way she was depicted, with many critics calling her “Carol MAN-vers” to mock it.
She stated, “PS Go see The Marvels, and do it this weekend if you can.”
She wanted her audience to boost the opening weekend numbers, but not many saw the film, as it posted the lowest opening weekend in MCU history.
These women in comics are trying as hard as they can to shill for the MCU to turn into a feminist propaganda series, but their impact is as poor as the sales of the books they worked on when they first transformed comics into what these movies are becoming.
What do you think of the feminist comic pros begging people to see the Marvels and not criticize it? Let us know.