Hate might be a tad strong of a word, but it seems at best many comic fans are fairly indifferent to IM. I've even seen him referred to as being a rather insignificant or boring character who only matters now because of the films. Aside from the current ongoing series, which I myself dont even read, I struggle to understand the animosity towards him on here.
He's a founding member of the Avengers. He's one of the absolute smartest characters in the entire Marvel Universe. He's the best engineer in the Marvel Universe. More simply, he's heroic. Yet considering all these things comic fans still seem to prefer Cap, Thor or any other Avenger. As a somewhat new fan of comics I'd like to think I have a fresh take on these characters and I always admired him in the comics and considered him maybe even the most important Avenger considering he represents all that a human can achieve with his smarts. Fraction's run on the character really solidified this feeling for me, along with his current appearances in Hickman's New Avengers.
At any rate, I'd like to hear from those who don't like the character. Is it because of the events in Civil War? Or is it because of the success of the films that drive people away? Don't hold back, I'm just interested to understand and I'm not here to judge anyone.