You know, I hadn’t been for awhile, but my resolve has been renews: Marvel Comics will receive zero (0) dollars from me until Nick Spencer is no longer working for them. I grew up on Marvel, back in the days of 6 X-men comics and 4 Spider-man comics a month, and I bought all of them. Until not too long ago, I had Marvel Unlimited and I bought comics from Marvel regularly. However, Nick Spencer has been horrible enough and has shat all over one of Marvel’s most important legacy characters, that I can not support the comics division in any way.
A partial list of Nick Spencer’s problems (others, feel free to add any I missed)
- Making Captain America a member of Hydra, and in fact have “always” been a member of Hydra
- Treating fans who were upset like that with contempt and derision
- Lying to the fans by saying this is real and will not be retconned and then almost immediately making it not be real (and, frankly, if it hadn’t been for his reactions, people wouldn’t have been nearly as upset)
- Later, creating a team of super-villainous college students to mock and further belittle the people who were offended by the Hydra Cap behavior.
- Writing Captain America and, simultaneously acting like punching Nazis is bad.