I think I would be much happier with Age of Ultron if they hadn’t killed off all black characters except Monica Rambeau (all the men are gone not that they develop or have much interaction with Monica anyway), and on top of that, they were killed off-panel. I mean… Luke Cage saved their asses and died getting them the information but they don’t even have the decency to go and see him in his last moments / pay respects to him, Emma Frost just kind of narrates his death like it’s an obituary section from the next town over.
How could they do that to Luke Cage though?
He’s one of the most important characters in the Marvel U, most certainly a very important Avengers character.
Like, if anyone deserves a heroic death, it’s Luke Cage.
It’s really disappointing. I mean, Luke Cage has always been handled badly by problematic writers (the same ones that teamed up with the artists that came up with these awesome outfits and had fantastic quips like boyee).
I really like Luke Cage, I love Jessica and the baby, I love his relationship with Danny and Heroes for Hire and although I think he’s a really REALLY important character in the Marvel Multiverse, he tends to get tossed aside.
Age of Ultron wasn’t really different >.>