So Thor got Rule 63'd and Captain America became black, and apparently this is not ok with some people. While there are a select few groups who react in the most awful way to this by being blatantly misogynistic, racist, homophobic, transphobic and somehow coming to the retarded conclusion that feminists are to blame, I think it's unfair to classify all the people that are unhappy with the change as being close-minded bigots; especially considering Marvel comics has always had a diverse range of characters. The other main reason (and not nearly as bad as the former) is still pretty immature and stupid, since it pretty much boils down to "THEY CHANGED IT, NOW IT SUCKS". Sure it may not be entirely necessary and yes they could of just made new characters, but why is it such a bad thing? I don't understand why people seem to think that changing a character's gender or race will automatically change the entire character themselves, and honestly if they really do think that being a woman instead of a man or being black instead of white IS a that much of a drastic change, I still kinda think that's some level of discrimination however unintentional. People should be willing to embrace change and not act like it's the worse thing in the world.
I guess maybe it's because I'm really not that big of a Marvel fan is why I don't fully understand their sentiments or their attachment to the characters. The only things I really get involved with when it comes to Marvel (and most comic books in general) are from the Marvel vs Capcom series, the movies (however trashy) and some comic books like Marvel 1602. Maybe Marvel fans should take notes from Adventure Time fans, who love the genderbent versions of characters probably more than the originals; though in saying that I'm not too sure that's that much of a good thing.