The REAL Problem With the Captain Marvel Trailers

 

This year’s Super Bowl commercials featured a brief teaser for Captain Marvel, which pitted the character, as a woman, against her male counter parts. “Further, Higher, Faster,” it proclaimed, and the internet erupted, as expected. The usual arguments resurfaced again, and those arguments should certainly be made, but as a writing and literature professor, my field of knowledge is the art and craft of storytelling. So I want to focus on the problems with the Captain Marvel promotional campaign from a storytelling perspective. And the problems are profound.

 

Michael Critzer

Michael Critzer just launched his latest project, a graphic novel anthology entitled "Tales from the Stacks"! Check it out on Indiegogo here. Michael also wrote a book on superheroes called 'Heroic Inspirations' available on Amazon or by visiting his website at michaelcritzer.com where you learn more about him. Be sure to check out his comic reviews and pop culture discussions on the Professor Geek Youtube channel and follow him on Twitter @MichaelCritzer