« Home | So the Comics Bulletin website doesn't want to dis... » | Guess who Brian Augustyn's favorite president is? » | How can the X-Men still matter if they're hostage ... » | Gail Simone no longer working for Dynamite, and ye... » | Why is Superman's black suit such a big deal? » | Mariko Tamaki's Wonder Woman run may retain Max Lo... » | Tom King finally apologizes to Jae Lee, but Heathe... » | Mary Jane Watson's solo spinoff canceled after jus... » | Brian Bendis' fan in video game development inject... » | Jae Lee reveals all's not well between him and Tom... » 

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 

Giving Carol Danvers a "sister" doesn't improve the dire situation if she's still a Kree

Polygon's posted another of their sugary takes on new comics of the week, and here it's the 18th issue of the umpteenth Capt. Marvel series, where hints of their negative view on patriotism seep in:
It’s been a busy few years for Captain Marvel, and I’m not talking about her movie. A little while ago she found out that her mother was secretly a Kree defector, rewriting the origin of her superpowers from a chance encounter with an alien warrior to her earned birthright.

But being publicly outed as half alien hasn’t always been easy for Carol Danvers. The US military certainly wasn’t pleased at the revelation that their former officer was a descendant of a war-mongering space empire. And now she’ll probably be in trouble with another jingoistic empire: The combined Kree-Skrull armada.

But what’s a person to do when the accused war criminal you’ve been sent to execute turns out to be your half-sister?
And what's a person to make of the insinuation that patriotism is bad, and that the Kree-Skrull both represent it? This is terrible, but not unlike Polygon, to use such leftist tactics. And Marvel under C.B. Cebulski still goes by the forced and contrived canon that Carol's really an alien, all because it wouldn't be right for her to get her powers from a man like Mar-Vell, huh? It doesn't sound like the US army fares much better here either.
See, Carol also just took over Ronan the Accuser’s job (and his hammer), as the Judge Dredd of the Kree empire. And she’s definitely shirking that duty by hiding her sister, Lauri-Ell. (Look, all Kree names are just like that.) Lauri-Ell has been accused of destroying an entire city of innocent civilians, but she maintains her innocence. Seems like a real conundrum for our dear Captain.
Turning Carol into a variation on Dredd isn't appealing either, and is no better than how she was depicted during Civil War. But that's Marvel for you these days, having destroyed all that made their universe work in the first place as far back as 2 decades ago, and merging with the Disney corporation only made things worse. Only if Marvel were ever purchased by a smaller company not focused solely on movie material would it be possible to mend any of this.

Labels: , , , , ,

Wasn't she already part Kree due to her origin story?

Post a Comment

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile



  • avigreen2002@yahoo.com
  • Fansites I Created

  • Hawkfan
  • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
  • The Outer Observatory
  • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
  • The Co-Stars Primer
  • Realtime Website Traffic

    Comic book websites (open menu)

    Comic book weblogs (open menu)

    Writers and Artists (open menu)

    Video commentators (open menu)

    Miscellanous links (open menu)

  • W3 Counter stats
  • Bio Link page
  • blog directory Bloggeries Blog Directory View My Stats Blog Directory & Search engine eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page  
    Flag Counter

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

The Four Color Media Monitor is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.