Are CBR and Bleeding Cool stirring false controversy? Click and find out!
News broke earlier this week that Marvel was cancelling X-23 as of January. Written by Marjorie Liu, the title was reportedly cancelled due to low sales as well as the fact that title character was moving to Avengers Academy.
However, CBR and Bleeding Cool took the reporting one step too far when they bemoaned the loss as "the only solo title with a female lead". Except it's not.
The Outhouse exclusively confirms that, even if one ignores X-Men Legacy and Generation Hope, as both could be considered ensemble titles, that Bleeding Cool and CBR has omitted Ghost Rider, currently starring Alejandra as the Spirit of Vengence, from their list of titles with female leads. It's even more humorous to note that CBR mentioned Ghost Rider in their article detailing X-23's cancellation.
This doesn't take away from the fact that there are so few titles starring female characters at Marvel, nor does it lessen the loss of X-23, a title which was genuinely enjoyed by many at the Outhouse. But does it expose a bias among these other news site to stir up false controversy? We'll leave that up to the reader.
UPDATED: The Outhouse spoke to Rob Williams, writer of Ghost Rider, who confirmed that Alejandra would continue to be Ghost Rider in February and into the forseeable future.
Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer
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Christian Hoffer is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Hoffer is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.
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