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David Goyer Trashes Martian Manhunter and She-Hulk

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 05/21/2014 - 10:24pm, updated 05/22/2014 - 9:10am

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The man that thinks it's cool for Superman to snap necks happens to also think that the Martian Manhunter and She-Hulk really aren't any good.

Goyer, writer of The Dark Knight movies and Man of Steel, recently took part in a podcast where he trashed the characters.

Here are the comments on She-Hulk:

She’s still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.

I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95% of comic book readers were men and certainly almost all of the comic book writers were men. So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It’s like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids getting the shit kicked out of them every day… And so then they created She-Huk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could fuck if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying? … She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who becomes the Hulk then let’s create a giant green porn star that only the Hulk could fuck.

On Martian Manhunter:

Well, he hasn’t been rebooted but he’s a mainstay in the Justice League. He can’t be fucking called the Martian Manhunter because that’s goofy. He can be called Manhunter… The whole deal with Martian Manhunter is he’s an alien living amongst us… So he comes down to Earth and decides, unlike Superman who already exists in the world now, that he’s just going to be a homicide detective… So instead of using super-powers and mind-reading and like, oh, I could figure out if the President’s lying or whatever, he just decides to disguise himself as a human homicide detective. Dare to dream!”

I would set it up like The Day After Tomorrow. We discover one of those Earth-like planets… So maybe like… we get the DNA code from that planet and then grow him in a petri dish here… He’s like in Area 51 or something and we’re just basically… doing biopsies on him. Then he gets out and he’s really angry and he fucks She-Hulk.

All this from the guy who also wrote the Superman story where Superman renounced his American citizenship.

So how is Justice League going to go, Dave?

Update: Creator of She-Hulk, Stan Lee has responded.

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