I stopped reading “Uncanny Avengers” two months ago, because I was just unhappy with the entire series. Now Rogue, the Scarlet Witch, and Wonder Man are dead.
I don’t object to killing characters. It’s comic books. Almost everyone comes back eventually, even if you have to wait almost five years. What I do object to (besides Remender’s entire writing style), is the who, the how, and the why.
2/3 of the women on the team were killed. And they weren’t killed for a plot device, or to advance their own arcs or characters. I can’t actually think of a logical reason to kill off either of them…
What is most disturbing about Rogue and SW’s fight and death is that it is a prime example of why I stopped reading Uncanny Avengers. The three women on the team are there to fight amongst themselves, be sex objects for the men, and to be accessories to man pain.
The Wasp, SW, and Rogue are all so intensely badass, but Rick Remender chose to focus on limited aspects of their characters, and utilize outdated female stereotypes to try and camouflage any depth they have. This isn’t the first time he’s done this: just look at what he did to Sharon Carter in Captain America. Not only did he kill her, but he made her into a heartless witch who likes to kill children. Distorting and killing women is a pattern with him.
Rick Remender has his reasons for writing as he does, and no doubt they make perfect sense in his head. However, I have to wonder what the higher-ups at Marvel are thinking.