Jerry Ordway, one of the creators of Mary Marvel, doesn’t think too highly of what DC is doing with the character.
As to the dark Mary Marvel– it’s just playing into a few fans’ hands. Whether it turns out well or not will play out in Countdown. I have 3 kids who like different stuff, and variety makes the world go round, but I do steer them clear of most of the mainstream comics. They can read what they want when they are older, but I have introduced them to appropriate material first. But having every comic book feature dark, moody and self-centered teens or adults is shortchanging the marketplace of positive, heroic, self sacrificing HEROES. With dark, you must have some light. The Marvel Family and Superman were heroes to look up to, because they did the right thing, even when that choice meant sacrifice from them.
I’m no prude, but if you want to “violate” the intent of a character, create a new damn character, will you? Just my opinion.
Well said sir, well said.
I’ll have the usual review of Countdown this weekend, and I gotta tell you, it isn’t looking too good.