Exactly How Did Fearless Defenders Get Cancelled Again? (SPOILERS)

IMG_0013

What is it you’re meant to make instead of war again?

The current audience of comic book readers in comic stores is stereotyped as men of a certain age, of a certain heterosexuality, a certain girth and probably a certain amount of facial hair. I count myself one of them. There has been a far greater diversity of late, and it’s one that’s welcomed if the industry is to grow and prosper, backed up with an attempt to reflect that in the comics, but there’s still an understanding that there’s a lot of us fat white straight men as a hardcore comic book audience.

IMG_0010

Given that, I struggle to see why Fearless Defenders could have possibly failed, especially given this month’s penultimate issue, with Dr Annabelle Riggs and new Defender, Ren.

IMG_0011

Because, as a demographic group, we can be a simple lot. Boorish, obvious, predictable and possessor of the male gaze. No wonder our perspective can often be dismissed as loutish, uncultured and exploitative. But given that…

IMG_0008

How the hell did this comic book not sell well? Seriously, we’re a base lot, our tastes are simple and, well, this is generally one of them. It’s not something we’re proud of but it seems like it’s wired in. We were born this way.

IMG_0009

And yes, I liked this comic too. Sorry, Fearless Defenders, we hardly knew you. Last issue next month.

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Currently exhibiting the work of Mark Buckingham‘s Fables, with an Ales Kot and Tom Muller signing next Wednesday, and Sean Gordon Murphy a week on Friday.

aleskot

Dedicated Discussions – Steam Holiday Sale Is Finally Here, A New Minecraft Game, And GTA Online Heists Are On The Way

bm-cv37-large-112203

ComiXology Brings In VAT Charges Early – But Who Gets The Money?

Jeff Pina Gets In To San Diego Comic Con

Halo ODST

ODST Is Being Added To The Master Chief Collection For Free If You’ve Played Already

IVAR_001_008_fix

Valiant Teases Ivar: Timewalker #1

hobbit-battle-of-five-armies-infographic

Strategy Breakdown For The Battle Of The Five Armies

Boom4

BOOM! Studios Unveils First Four 10th Anniversary Covers

KRAMPUS_TREE_CARD

Christmas Greetings From The Krampus

AlteredRedSonja-Cov-A-Tan

Dynamite Takes Red Sonja, Vampirella, The Shadow And Doc Savage To Altered States

ChrisHardwick

@Midnight Will Be Before Midnight For 2 Weeks