Recently Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer made waves in the comic community when he implied that Marvel’s She-Hulk was just porn star version of the big green Avenger. The writer also dissed Justice League member Martian Manhunter, calling him silly.
David S. Goyer alienated die-hard comic fans when he appeared on Craig Mazin’s podcast, Scriptnotes. During the podcast Mazin and Goyer blasted the Marvel heroine She-Hulk.
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Craig Mazin: “The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let’s just make this green chick with enormous boobs. And she’s Hulk strong but not Hulk massive, right? … She’s real lean, stringy…”
David S. Goyer: “She’s still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.”
Mazin: “The whole point of She-Hulk was just to appeal sexistly to ten-year-old boys. Worked on me.”
Goyer: “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 f**k 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 f**k.”
Goyer showed just how much he really knows about comics right there. If he did the tiniest bit of homework he would of known that She-Hulk is the Hulk’s cousin. It is not like Bruce Banner is from West Virginia. (We would like to apologize to the literate residents of West Virginia who may have just been offended by that joke. We really pulled a David S. Goyer with that extremely offensive comment.)
She-Hulk was not the only green hero that Goyer laid into. The “writer” went on to
“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!”
This coming from the man who made Superman wait until his 33-years-old to start saving the planet. While 9/11 was going on, Goyer’s Clark Kent was busy putting whatever oil rig fires who just happened to stumble across. There is also the fact the Goyer was complete wrong about the MARTIAN Manhunter’s past. John Jones was busy solving crimes both as a detective and superhero.
If Goyer’s work on The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel was not bad enough, the writer has cemented his place as one of the most hated men in comics.