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LE DIVERSITY IS KILLING LE COMI-
>Okay some things need to be said:
>1. If you’re going to write a smug thunk-piece about the “failure” of “diversity” in comics, maybe don’t use the cover image of a book that’s had 4 collections on the NYT graphic books bestseller list, won a Hugo and cleaned up at Angouleme. Just because you HOPE it’s on the chopping block, oh Riders of the Brohirrim, doesn’t mean it is.
>2. I will tell you exactly why Ms Marvel works: it didn’t set out to be Ms Marvel. We were originally going to pitch it as a 10 issue limited series. I had a 3 issue exit strategy because I assumed we were going to get canned. There was no “diversity initiative” anywhere–getting that thing made at all was a struggle. It was a given that any character without AT LEAST a 20-year history would tank. Everybody, myself included, assumed this series was going to work out the same way.
>3. That freed us–by “us” I mean the whole creative team–to tell exactly the story we wanted to tell. We had nothing to lose, nothing to overcome but low expectations. That gave us room to break a lot of rules.
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Long ago in a distant land, I, Hela, the shape-shifting Master of Hel, unleashed an unspeakable evil!
But the foolish Son of Odin wielding a magic hammer stepped forth to oppose me.
Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in space and flung him across the galaxy, where evil is law!
Now the fool seeks to return to Asgard, and undo the future that is Hela!