>hank slaps janet
>is regretful every day for the last 40 years
>people never let him forget it and he's treated like a wifebeater
>spiderman slaps a pregnant MJ
>runs away and leaves her bleeding
>nobody gives him shit for it
>hank slaps janet. >is regretful every day for the last 40 years
>hank slaps janet
Peter is a big self insert and self inserters will put up with anything
Different goals from different writers, anon.
tbh it's probably the framing, Hank is losing his shit over being a gloryhound and his issues with inadequacy and the world's most literal case of tiny cock syndrome, so it's seen, rightfully, as way more unforgivable in that context.
but hank actually is a really interesting character and those flaws actually make him fun to read. If anything it's sad that he got typecasted I feel so many people didn't realize how cool he was until that recent deathbattle.
Hank is legitimately mentally ill plus on a cocktail of lab chemicals
But that isn't the case at all. Hank was driven to this end by Janet specifically, in literally every Avengers outing Janet constantly derides hank to be bolder and more heroic.
Janet was the abuser.
They both did a really shitty thing, it's just that Hank isn't anywhere near as popular as Spider-Man, so the latter gets a pass. This shit happens in real life, so it's not like there isn't some precedent for them being viewed and treated differently for doing the same thing, arguably worse in Spider-Man's case since she was pregnant and he has actual super strength. What's really unfortunate is that there is no attention given to Jan taking advantage of a mentally-ill man, something she knew full well of before she and Hank got together, but hey, that's not a slap, so that's not gasp-worthy enough for hack writers to take advantage of and create drama.
It's like anything else: bitches love Spider-Man, so he gets a pass.
because Peter is a vastly more popular character than Hank.
Beating women is based and I'm tired of pretending it's not.
>spiderman slaps a pregnant MJ
>>runs away and leaves her bleeding
No wonder she's cucking Peter. Peter was the villain all along.
Well you see Hank's slap was only ever really harped on about starting in the 2000s, before that he went through a lot of character development to get passed that state of inadequacy and mental illness. It's really only in recent years that it's become his defining moment, Millar's edgefest in Ultimates didn't help matters either
The worst part is we can clearly see that in context of the scene, Hank is just trying to get his wife to snap out of it because he wants to look like a hero. It's more of a "get off of me, I need to do this don't you see!" kinda moment as opposed to a "*SLAP* don't TOUCH ME bitch or you'll get another Hank Pym Special like always!" I blame Ultimates personally.
it boils down to spider-autists being a more dedicated and pervading force than hankfags. spiderman, by virtue of being one of the landmark capeshitters everyone knows, casts a wide net of influence over youngsters and diehards alike. he is in all cases a sacred cow. that's why we're seeing so much spider fatigue now. the character's been stretched to its limits just to milk him for all that hes worth before the economy truly crumbles.
by comparison, hank is and always was a niche character. there are far less avengers diehards than there are spider-fags, this was the case even before the films released. digging even deeper and stripping the character of his alliegence to the avengers, he was always a bit of an oddity among the other early marvels. a product of weird science gone horribly right, hank and janet go around beating up on gangsters and extradimensional weirdos alike. Somehow landing the character in a fitting grey zone between weird and not weird enough. If not for the avengers I think Hank would have ended up a member of atlas or a d tier weirdo like the phantom eagle.
Yeah this. Hank is something of a weird character, he's pretty much a mad scientist architype that decided to become a superhero because of circumstance and because it was better than being just a lab rat.
Because shit writers turned it into this big pivotal moment in Hank's life that keeps getting brought up. It's even worse because it gets conflated with Ultimate Hank who was a full-on wifebeater.
Why did they ruin Hank? I loved yellowjacket
Because the Ultimates and Austen/Bendis before that arc Geoff and I remember Busiek tried to redeem Hank, after ultimates only Slott tried to do something with him
>>is regretful every day for the last 40 years
That's exactly why. People only care because it's constantly brought up. If it had never been mentioned again, like Peter slapping MJ, it would've just been ignored as some weird one-off thing by a bad writer.