Can we talk about the idea of “pandering” in Superhero comics? I’ve see the world tossed around a lot in the free wheeling world of internet commenting and I gotta say if I see it one more time, I’m going to punch as wall.
Marvel creates a set of comics with female leads? PANDERING!
Green Lantern and Batwoman are gay? PANDERING!
Characters of color getting their own comics? PANDERING!
Transgender characters in Demon Knights or Batgirl? Pandering!
It seems that anytime anything but a straight white male character is introduced there’s a certain part of the internet that balls up their little hands and screams “PANDERING!”
Because you know, why would comics reflect anything but the little bubble that surrounds their little world.
Lately I’ve seen the term pandering turned towards the comics community on Tumblr. Bleeding, channing and cbr’ing and stamping their feet that some comic creators and publishers are choosing to pay attention to NOT THEM!