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seanhowe:

List of Marvel Characters, Ranked by Importance. Circa 1972.

Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, posted this 1972 memo by Stan Lee.
It ranks the importance of Marvel characters: Very Important (***), Important (**), and Not So Important (*). In the latter category are two Western characters, Ringo Kid and the “Old” Ghost Rider, and Quicksilver.
All of the female characters are ranked as Important—none of them are ranked as Very Important. This really stands out with the Fantastic Four, where all the other team members, and the team itself, is ranked Very Important, but Invisible Girl only gets two asterisks.

seanhowe:

List of Marvel Characters, Ranked by Importance. Circa 1972.

Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, posted this 1972 memo by Stan Lee.

It ranks the importance of Marvel characters: Very Important (***), Important (**), and Not So Important (*). In the latter category are two Western characters, Ringo Kid and the “Old” Ghost Rider, and Quicksilver.

All of the female characters are ranked as Important—none of them are ranked as Very Important. This really stands out with the Fantastic Four, where all the other team members, and the team itself, is ranked Very Important, but Invisible Girl only gets two asterisks.

  1. daboodaboosolo reblogged this from seanhowe and added:
    Interesting to see who made the cut, who didn’t and who wasn’t so important back then (I’m looking at you, Ghost...
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    don’t worry—scarlet witch at least fucks up everyone’s shit. pretty sure it’s because they only gave her two stars?
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    All Avengers are important except Quicksilver.
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    And no female characters get three stars. Most absurd in both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Annoyed, but not...
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    The Bronze Age of Comics, ladies and gentlemen. That mysterious epoch when Doc Savage and Ka-Zar outranked the X-men.