Day: 16/07/2014

Heresy of the Week – The mainstream media still don’t get comics


female thor

Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

The almost-hysteria which has greeted the latest incarnation of Marvel superhero Thor — as a woman — shows only the ignorance of the mainstream media who have leapt upon it as some kind of oddity

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