Well honestly like, it’s really hard to decide because so many of them are so fucking problematic.
I feel like the jingoistic, patriarchal Steve Rogers of Ultimates was probably the best idea they had in terms of a reboot, because America has always been the same as a country and never developed or changed at all, that whole messy backstory with Nomad and him taking off the uniform when he felt the government was asking him to defy his basic principles was just so much baggage, let it go. Keep it simple, y’know? I can’t stand a character with complexity. Joss Whed*n really writes him well, like, I think he’s got it. We should just go with that version, seriously, stop making shit complicated!
Speaking of whom, Sam Wilson’s backstory being rewritten so that he used to support himself through the exploitation of women as a pimp was a good idea, too, we can’t really deal with a Black male character who embodies goodness without qualifiers.
Oh, and just pretend Luke Cage never existed, like, why should a Black American superhero have the power to resist bullets? That’s not symbolic at all. Unimportant.
Lt. Col. James Rhodes? War Machine? Yeah, totally unrealistic to have a Black man be an MIT graduate with intellectual capacity similar to if not greater than Tony Stark. I mean, Black people only ever join the military to escape poverty, right? They’re never officers, that’s just not believable.
Monica Rambeau is totally overrated and in no way deserves top billing and a solo title. I mean, you’re kidding, right? And don’t even get me stated on Col. Carol Danvers and her influence on Kamala Khan, because nobody has or will ever give a fuck about the Marvels. Whatever!
While I’m on women, can I just say: stop trying to make Black Widow happen. She’s never going to happen. Paranoid Russophobia is so last century. They’re not even a superpower anymore, jeez, I mean, not really, anyway, right?
And I guess, like, Storm. Storm is so overrated. Who the fuck cares about Black African women? Literally nobody. Especially not with mohawks. So uninspiring.