Which Marvel Lady Should Get Her Own Ongoing?

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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

There's no question that Marvel's women have made some serious impact on the Marvel Universe as a whole. They've contributed to countless cross overs and story arcs, but they they are still rarely portrayed as leaders in their own right. I often feel like there are so many that could be more than just "supporting cast characters." Take for example Ms. Marvel, who's series managed to last up to issue 50 before being canceled. Ms. Marvel has gone from the star of her own series to a background character in some of the Avengers books. Is that a way to treat one of Marvel's most powerful superheroines? And as far as I know, Marvel has a lot of women superheroes to choose from, so why aren't these ladies headlining more books?

Which one would you like to see get her own ongoing series?

Also, what do you think it would take for a Marvel book headlined by one of their female characters to succeed?

#1 Posted by turoksonofstone (13194 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Cat.

#3 Posted by Mercy_ (92080 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Or, Spider-Man's Girlfriend: Mary Jane. Where she is in random scenarios and hijinx every issue. Like getting superpowers or taking care of Spider-Man's super babies while he goes out and dates someone else.

#5 Posted by Peevo (39 posts) - - Show Bio
Echo, sounds (lol) like she is living an interesting life in Moonknight's ongoing.
#6 Posted by The Stegman (20732 posts) - - Show Bio

Magik 
Spider Woman 
...that's all i can think of...

#7 Posted by xkoenig (387 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Widow
Ms Marvel
Sharon Carter

#8 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

Or, Spider-Man's Girlfriend: Mary Jane. Where she is in random scenarios and hijinx every issue. Like getting superpowers or taking care of Spider-Man's super babies while he goes out and dates someone else.

That comic would not sell lmao

#9 Posted by Mercy_ (92080 posts) - - Show Bio

@xkoenig said:

Black Widow Ms Marvel Sharon Carter

@Peevo said:

Echo, sounds (lol) like she is living an interesting life in Moonknight's ongoing.

Nice choices!

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#10 Posted by danhimself (21903 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel should definitely get another chance at a solo series...her last series was great and shouldn't have been canceled
 
someone above said Squirrel Girl and while that may not sound like a good idea the little voice in the back of my head is saying "I would totally read that"

#11 Posted by xkoenig (387 posts) - - Show Bio

I should say, I think it's always been hard for Marvel's female characters to thrive, and I don't really know why. I think Storm would be a strong enough character to hold her own in a series. I think maybe Ms Marvel is a bit too straight-laced to last for long in an ongoing. She needs to have more of an edge to her, or something to take her in new directions. I loved Black Widow's solo series but I'm not sure she's got a big enough fanbase to support her. My suggestion of Sharon Carter is a curveball, but I think something novel like that might work. It could be like a spy series along the lines of a Black Widow ongoing - Sharon Carter, Agent of SHIELD or something like that.

#12 Edited by damswedon (499 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by harleyquinn12 (1767 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel. I had a lot of fun with her last ongoing series. And I know I've been pushing this one for a while, but Dazzler. Sure, she's silly, but they have the potential to make her into a great character.
#14 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18683 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
I agree! I miss AoA Blink and Sage. Also they shouldn't have cancelled Ms Marvel's ongoing.
 
I also feel that Songbird would have an interesting one.  
 
@Babs said:

@Daveyo520 said:

Or, Spider-Man's Girlfriend: Mary Jane. Where she is in random scenarios and hijinx every issue. Like getting superpowers or taking care of Spider-Man's super babies while he goes out and dates someone else.

That comic would not sell lmao


LOL 
 
@harleyquinn12 said:
Ms. Marvel. I had a lot of fun with her last ongoing series. And I know I've been pushing this one for a while, but Dazzler. Sure, she's silly, but they have the potential to make her into a great character.

I would totally be up for buying a Dazzler comic. 
#15 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

she hulk !  i would love to read a book about her 

  i love jennifer walters 
#16 Edited by B'Town (2336 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

Ms. Marvel should definitely get another chance at a solo series...her last series was great and shouldn't have been canceled someone above said Squirrel Girl and while that may not sound like a good idea the little voice in the back of my head is saying "I would totally read that"

This! Ms. Marvel. And.

I'd love to see Spider-Woman, Black Widow and Abigal Brand all given ongoings. Brand to me was the star of S.W.O.R.D. a book I LOVED that Marvel should have held on to. It was one of the silliest most fun reads around, mostly because of the playful banter between her and Beast.

Along this line, I recently wrote Marvel about the lack of women with their own books. I don't know if they listen, but I sure hope they do. It p#sses me off more than a little bit that they have not been showcasing any of the female super heroes or villains.

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#17 Posted by harleyquinn12 (1767 posts) - - Show Bio
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx
I woould buy two copies of every issue. Even though it might not sell that well. We need a petition for marvel to start this!
#18 Posted by turoksonofstone (13194 posts) - - Show Bio
@Daveyo520 said:
Black Cat.
.  .   .   . lol!
#19 Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer (8032 posts) - - Show Bio
@darkcloakx said:
she hulk !  i would love to read a book about her 
  i love jennifer walters 
@harleyquinn12 said:
. And I know I've been pushing this one for a while, but Dazzler. Sure, she's silly, but they have the potential to make her into a great character.
@The Stegman said:
Magik 
These by far would be the most entertaining if they were done right!!
#20 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18683 posts) - - Show Bio
@harleyquinn12: Agree! I also made a petition before for her to be in X-Men First Class 2 :D
#21 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3536 posts) - - Show Bio

This is one of the problems I see with the Marvel cast of women when compared to DC. DC has a lot of female characters that I think can support being the lead of their own series (Catwoman, Barbra Gordon, Cassandra Cain, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Power Girl, ect.). Marvel, not so much.

I agree about Ms. Marvel but she's always been developed as more of an individual and less of a team member. Marvel has more based itself around team oriented stories. Even with Storm as powerful of a force that she is I don't think could support being the lead. The character to be the lead needs a compelling story of their own. Most of Storm's stories would involve the X-Men so often that it would just feel like another X-Men book and not a Storm book. Wolverine made it work for so long because there was so much of his past that was unknown to even himself. It gave the basis for a number of stories that had little to nothing to do with the X-Men. He wasn't always a member of the team and a lot of his tales involved Logan's life before being a member. He had a quest of his own outside of the team.
As much as I like Black Cat, I don't think she's the kind of personality to really support her own stories. She shows up, she tries to get his Spider-man's pants (but the mask stays on), and that pretty much sums up her character. She really doesn't have the depth of Catwoman.

This all leads back to that article that Tony wrote a while back about who are the iconic women of Marvel. DC has a lot, and Marvel has almost none that could be called truly iconic. Marvel's big idea for a comic for women was that god awful Sex in the City parody,

#22 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

psylocke!!!

#23 Posted by Amegashita (3601 posts) - - Show Bio
@Daveyo520 said:
Or, Spider-Man's Girlfriend: Mary Jane. Where she is in random scenarios and hijinx every issue. Like getting superpowers or taking care of Spider-Man's super babies while he goes out and dates someone else.
  Sounds like the Silver Age, or better yet, it sounds like a Manga.
#24 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1005 posts) - - Show Bio
@Amegashita: Spider-Man loves Mary Jane.
#25 Edited by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs: Somehow the Lois Lane comic I ripped off did. 
 
@JoseDRiveraTCR7@Amegashita: Well I was just poking fun at that and this
#26 Posted by daredevil21134 (9090 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider Woman Jessica Drew

#27 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1005 posts) - - Show Bio
@Daveyo520: Oh, I knew. When I read your comic the first thing that popped into my head was silver age Lois Lane.
#28 Posted by WonderBoy1132 (276 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider Woman, Scarlet Witch, Psylocke....
 
Squirrel Girl.. needs the attention though. She's dying for her big break!

#29 Posted by Aqua11500 (2647 posts) - - Show Bio

 Storm , Psylocke and Black Cat

#30 Posted by bigpicnic (45 posts) - - Show Bio

You're setting the bar too low. Half of the population of the earth (and, presumably, the Marvel U) is female. Why shouldn't fully half of Marvel's books star females? Are women are less heroic? Less interesting?

I'm sure the response will be that most of the audience is male. But that only begs the question. Maybe that's only so because the books are about males.

#31 Edited by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel no doubt 
Squirrel Girl would be adorably epic 
Abigail Brand: Agent of SWORD 
The Amazing Spider-Woman 
The Incredible She-Hulk  
Elektra
Black Widow- Because too many redheads is never a bad thing 
 
I'd also be very open to a Femme Fatal Team starring: 
-Invisible Woman 
-Ms. Marvel 
-Spider-Woman 
-Storm 
-She-Hulk 
-Mockingbird 

#32 Posted by SC (11948 posts) - - Show Bio

NONE

 
Times are too tough money wise, She Hulk was a good ongoing, Ms Marvel was a good ongoing, Spider-girl, Black Widow was a good ongoing, but MOST of you didn't buy it. X-Men Legacy is essentially a Rogue ongoing, a bunch of female characters have had some good ongoings and one shots, that if they sold better, would indicate to Marvel a that aren't so risky to take a bet on. What can Marvel do? Well, they could take Bendis and they could take Greg Land and they could probably take one of the female characters I mentioned and produce a successful ongoing but fans of those characters, like the ones down here on the ground level? The ones who like those characters already? Yeah we won't really be getting a good deal. I mean... unless its Jessica Jones and MAX. Except then that would mean taking Bendis off Avengers where he sells well and why would a business consciously try to lose money. Want to compare to DC? Almost all DC female solo titles would be cancelled if they were Marvel books. So maybe its Marvel and how much they want to profit? Maybe? Maybe their artists and writers get paid more? Maybe some books support other books. Who knows for sure. I don't want a She Hulk book if it means Marvel hiring cheaper and therefore potentially weaker writers and artists to do a She Hulk book.  
 
That being said, if you know, fans changed and realized you don't have to identify with a characters race or gender to appreciate them or the story they are in, and therefore it was less riskier for books to be made with good characters so we can potentially get good stories... I'd like... a Ms Marvel, She Hulk, Mystique, Sue Storm, Moonstone, Storm, Dazzler, Elektra, Black Widow, Valkyrie, Dead Girl, Meggan, Scarlet Witch, Jean Grey, Wasp, Emma Frost, and Rogue ongoing. Of course, not just that I would like them to have an ongoing, I believe they should get ongoings, Now only should, but like, I know how they should be done as well, themes, plots, supporting characters, so on. Nyeh! 
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#33 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

they should have a solo series about mystique(raven) i find her quite interesting after watching her in x-men first class. 

i would def. read a book about !  
#34 Posted by SC (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@darkcloakx:  She did have one a while back, (A Mystique Ongoing title) I know its not the same as a new one, but if you ever have a spare random couple of dollars, the TPB's might be a good investment. Was a good serious that was criminally underrated. 
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#35 Posted by harleyquinn12 (1767 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC
That Mystique series was amazing!
#36 Posted by Wattup (648 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the best Marvel series that had a female in the lead was Alias. Pretty sure you can't re-create the same dynamic with Jessica Jones now. 8 )

#37 Posted by SC (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@harleyquinn12 said:
@SC: That Mystique series was amazing!
 
Definitely, and it wasn't just a good series for Mystique alone, it was a great series for her supporting cast as well. This is especially noteworthy, because there are a ton of great characters in comics, male and female, who don't get enough panel time, and a good solo ongoing book, can use this by having great supporting characters. Marjorie Liu is also using this to great effect in X-23 ongoing book,  having Gambit and Jubilee, and Daken show up and be well written, and even other smaller cameos. X-23 is still the star however. Oh plus thank you, its nice to know other people liked it (Mystiques ongoing) as well lol *smile* 
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#38 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18683 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: I need to make sure to check out Mystique's series. 
#39 Posted by SC (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
@SC: I need to make sure to check out Mystique's series. 
 
Its good, funny too, I think you will like it! 
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#40 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Widow or Spider-Woman. I was sad to see the Soider-Woman series was cac

#41 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Moonstone.

#42 Posted by X-93 (234 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Domino would make a great character for a movie.  She is lesser known for one.  That might spark interest. Her skills are very military/assassin like and her mutant power is not over the top, out of this world, or hard to wrap your head around. Her personality is very much made for the big screen.  She does not follow orders well when with team mates, she is sarcastic, and though she is brave she can show emotions of fear and anxiety.  Oh, and she would have a hot unzipped leather outfit like Selen in Underworld.  I also have to agree  like Ms. Marvel too.  

Domino and her sniper
#43 Posted by Dakens son (433 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm and she should have it imediately!

#44 Posted by War Killer (19482 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally would like to see a new Black Widow series with Marjorie Liu writing again along with a new Ms. Marvel series.

Black Widow
Ms. Marvel
#45 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC
The Mystique tpb's are out of print and can be difficult to find or very expensive. People are better off getting the single issues at this time. 
 
I think Ms. Marvel, Mystique, and Domino are all good choices. My top choice though is.... 
 
 
#46 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7496 posts) - - Show Bio
Sue Richards, dealing with problems and situations the aloof saint Reed is to busy to deal with.
#47 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkcloakx said:

she hulk ! i would love to read a book about her
i love jennifer walters

win!

#48 Edited by ThanoStomp (759 posts) - - Show Bio

Skreet!!!! 
 

Skreet fighting the Fallen One
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ok, seriously Skreet needs more time on page, but I'd say Ms Marvel or Domino.
#49 Posted by fodigg (6094 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:

There's no question that Marvel's women have made some serious impact on the Marvel Universe as a whole. They've contributed to countless cross overs and story arcs, but they they are still rarely portrayed as leaders in their own right. I often feel like there are so many that could be more than just "supporting cast characters." Take for example Ms. Marvel, who's series managed to last up to issue 50 before being canceled. Ms. Marvel has gone from the star of her own series to a background character in some of the Avengers books. Is that a way to treat one of Marvel's most powerful superheroines? And as far as I know, Marvel has a lot of women superheroes to choose from, so why aren't these ladies headlining more books?

Which one would you like to see get her own ongoing series?

Also, what do you think it would take for a Marvel book headlined by one of their female characters to succeed?

I think you got it in one. I LOVED the Ms Marvel series right up until Dark Reign totally derailed it and I KEPT buying it hoping it would come back and be awesome and then they killed it.
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