Whose Criticism Matters?

An essay about the most recent sample of fandom uproar towards an artist’s vision and examining what it means to critique another’s work.

Stan Lee once wrote, “it seems to me that a story without a message, however subliminal, is like a man without a soul.” He did this in response to the ongoing criticism Marvel comics received for its continued expansion of representation (not all of which was good, mind you) and the…