Danika questions Marvel, and Disney’s, ability to present women in their superhero franchises. When the comic is such a strong source to pull from; why do films get Black Widow so wrong?
Martin takes a look at some of the worst animated series about superheroes to ever foul a TV screen.
Over the last few instalments of this column we’ve looked at a few superhero identities that have been used by more than one character (Robin and Captain America, for the new or forgetful). Legacy characters like this are popular in comics because they’re a way of keeping names, and trademarks, alive and relevant (and to learn the importance of that, just ask DC about Captain Marvel). Individual characters aren’t always as timeless as the superhero identity or idea in general, so it pays now and then to get rid of them and replace them with a more relevant version. One of the best ways to sell this change has been to kill off the original as it immediately gives the new character an empty stage on which work and feel important.