The poster known as SilverZeal is a account that is handled by multiple people, some type in a way that's more clear then the other members of the collective. Either put him/her on ignore or continue understanding what they said and post a response as you've done( I don't mind the way they type as in the end they have made way more sense then a lot of folks who use the king's English 110% correctly ).
Not taking any sides just explaining SilverZ's "style"
And, yes, all of these characters are owned by Disney. But if you don't become personally attached to the characters you read about, then why bother reading them at all? Isn't that part of the point of reading fiction, to be drawn into the lives of the characters we read about? Seriously, maybe you read too many zombie satires. You should read something like "the Lovely Bones" or "Lord of the Rings" or "House of Leaves" or something that can really pull you into the characters' lives and their worlds.
The only Ultimates comics I'd let my son read (my daughter's a bit young for those yet) are the Millar/Hitch ones. The incest is barely hinted at there, to the point where it would most likely go straight over his head. And if he did figure it out, he'd dismiss it as gross and move on. And the only thing resembling cannibalism in those issues is where the Hulk cooks one of the Skrulls and eats it. While it's not something I'd like to see in comics on a regular basis, I wouldn't see the harm in letting a 12-year-old read the comic on that basis.
I wouldn't give him the rest of the Ultimates to read, not because of the subject matter, but because they're poorly-written garbage.
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besides the fact that Good Times (a great show) and What's Happening, (it was enjoyable at times but most definitely had some serious bamboozled issues) aren't blaxploitation, the trope and stereotype of black males and crime did not come from so-called blaxploitation movies. seriously, people have lumped damn near every late '60's - early '80's movie (and apparently tv shows) with a predominately black cast in the blaxploitation label, regardless of quality, genre, importance, and theme
Well, people suck. They don't want change. I wonder why Marvel bothered with killing Peter in both universes? For sales? Maybe. But the drama/outcry was annoying enough for me to turn off the internet for a week. Thank god it was x-mas.
Say No to decompressed storytelling!
Miles Morales is my favorite current character in Marvel. If you actually read the stories, you see that it was a extremely fresh way to bring in a new character. You are part of the development of a superhero from the very begining. Not in a flash back, but from the actual first moments. He wasn't a side kick or even a hero. He is just a little boy that gets super powers and chooses to do good with them. He wants to act as Peter Parker did and he wants to grow into a superhero that can live up to that legacy. Peter Parker's story has been told for 4 decades and now his story grows and lives on in his legacy. I think the real reason people hate Miles Morales is that they haven't read it.
Also, many things can be said for Miles, but his introduction was not fresh as you say. Meaning only that it wasn't anything we hadn't seen in comics. It's not a reflection on how good his stories might be (I haven't read a single issue), just fact.
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I tend to think there's less hatred and a lot more indifference. Miles is replacing a character who wasn't even the main persona of that character; almost all comic fans I know think 616 Pete is the 'real' one (and you still have people who think pre-OMD or just pre-ASM 700 count), so Miles is just a fill-in replacing a fill-in. But at least Ult Parker was a fill-in for someone they already knew and liked. I haven't read any of Mile's stories, but I also haven't read any Ultimate stuff since pre-Ultimatum.
If Miles had been introduced as Ult Spidey when the line originally launched I think the character would have a bigger fanbase - though to be fair, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is still a pretty good selling book. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 150 only sold 2,000 or so more issues then the current book.