anyone who thinks marvel axing titles like america, gen x, and iceman isn’t related to them starring lgbtq protagonists is kidding themselves.
like i’m seeing a lot of “it’s because they just aren’t good!!”
no — you think they aren’t good because you’re straight, and you don’t care about narratives specifically related to being lgbtq.
like i know all you want from lgbtq characters is marriage and our deaths, but like, maybe stop to consider that a story doesn’t have to be written for you in order to be meaningful.
i’m also hearing that “marvel’s just axing them because they aren’t selling well!” which like: yeah, obviously. i’m not saying that, like, joe quesada is sitting at marvel hq laughing evilly and cancelling books with marginalized protagonists one by one.
of course marvel’s cancelling them because they aren’t selling. but they aren’t selling because marvel is still only catering to a market that doesn’t give a shit about marginalized characters. because marvel doesn’t care to examine how other people read comics and why and how.
marvel may not be, like, scratching off titles like “nope! this book’s too gay to sell!” but that doesn’t mean marvel isn’t still at fault. and it doesn’t mean being lgbtq has nothing to do with these books being scrapped.