There just aren't enough female supervillains in the supervillain industry. Okay, at Super Con panels, there may be one token female supervillain at the front, but month after month, according to Bleeding Cool's Genderwatch, nine out of ten super crimes are committed by men. Clearly something has to change, especially if we want our daughters to get involved in supercrime. They make up half the population, you know!
From today's Superior Foes of Spider-Man, we get the background on one of the current villainous members making up the team. The daughter of classic Spider-Man villain, Tombstone, she's eager to strike out on her own, but facing blatant sexism in the family workplace.
Something she strives against, seeking inspiration in Hilary Clinton as to how she may become a supervillain in her own right.
I mean that doesn't necessarily mean she's a rabid left winger of course, after all she goes to work for a law firm…
… but even then she manages to frame her actions as being anti-lobbyist. It's all very moral relativism, the kind of thing Ayn Rand warned all us good little boys and girls against! And there's more of that to come. Not only do we get Carlos Danger and Homeland references which indicate a familiarity with Fox News, for example…
But we get this bit of moral relativism which rather seals the kind of mindset we're dealing with.
Of course, that's in the office. What about in the classroom?
I mean, indoctrination of children into acts of crime, that's a good start down the road of being a left wing loon, but not conclusive. Maybe if we looked at her choice in men?
Bingo. You score out with her if you talk sport, cigarettes and… are a Republican. There you go, all the proof you need. The supervillains of the Marvel universe are left wing pinko feminist scum who won't date someone who voted for Mutt Romney. They probably approve of gay marriage as well. Except…
…okay, maybe we got things wrong. She seems to be rather up on second amendment rights, which as we all know gives the right for any supervillain to bear arms that don't just shoot bubbles. So we may not know for sure if she's a big fan of Reagan, but we know that she's a fan of Big Ray Guns!
My comic of the week, folks!
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London, currently showing the Game of Thrones television production artwork of comic artist Will Simpson, who will be giving a talk a week on Saturday. And running a massive sale till the end of the week!
Note, some of the content above may have been written with a tongue placed firmly in a cheek.