Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Profile: Ms. Marvel 2

Sharon Ventura, Ms. Marvel 2
First appearance: in the pages of The Thing.

Current status: unknown

Was subjected to the following acts of discrimination: through a similar situation to what the Fantastic Four went through (cosmic rays), she was turned into the She-Thing in 1989, and while she was cured of that, she was later turned into another beast, courtesy of Doctor Doom, who enslaved and depowered her in 1993. Finally, she underwent an even worse transformation that wrecked her mental capacity, eventually fleeing from Reed Richards’ lab while having cracked up completely, and fading into obscurity.

What’s wrong with how this was done? It was simply going way too far to the point of utter ludicrousness. Perfectly ghastly. If Marvel needed to break up Sharon and the Thing, there were plenty of better ways to do it without resorting to sending Sharon through some awful circumstances like what she went through in the mid-90s.

In FF #29 in 2000, she appeared as a member of the Frightful Four in its then incarnation. What a great idea, feature her being exploited even more, right? And she wasn’t even rescued from her dire predicament then either.

2 Comments:

At 12:43 PM , Blogger Mike "Pie is a Food not a Number" Tanner said...

No mention of her backstory of being gang raped and therefore wary of another man's touch (she recoils from Cap when he tries to touch her.)

And hasn't she been recently brought back as retired but stable She-Thing?

 
At 12:47 PM , Blogger Mike "Pie is a Food not a Number" Tanner said...

No mention of her backstory of being gang raped and therefore wary of another man's touch (she recoils from Cap when he tries to touch her.)

And hasn't she been recently brought back as retired but stable She-Thing?

 

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