So but wait.
Super excited that Sam Wilson is going to be the new 616 Captain America. Loving that. I will miss Steve Rogers but I am for Sam Wilson, and besides I haven’t read Steve’s book in months anyway. But Remender is still writing this…
If Sam!Cap is a genuinely good book that is neglected by fandom, I can get copies of it to give people and recommend it everywhere I go and write to Marvel about how I love the book. If it is, it might have a loyal supportive fanbase like the Carol Corps even. But because Remender is awful I can’t in good conscience recommend it no matter how much I love Sam.
Seriously though, there is a MASSIVE double standard here. People continue to watch and monetarily support all kinds of awful, problematic media if it has white dudes, media that is either badly written or bigoted or both. Doctor Who, Sherlock, Teen Wolf, X-Men, and supernatural all have egregious bigotry, awful creators/writers, or both. I don’t understand why Remender is suddenly a bridge too far and I REALLY doubt it has nothing to do with the fact that Sam is black.
You’re right, there’s a double standard in fandom. But not here. Those of us who dropped Remender’s Cap run has done so a long time ago even when Steve was the lead because Remender’s writing is THAT boring, in addition to being offensive. I mean, the shows you mention are problematic but I’m sure their fans at least find the stories compelling or the characters interesting. Remender’s run has NONE of that. AND it is offensive. (AND the art in earlier issues are. so. jarring. to me.)
That’s why I celebrate Sam Wilson being Captain America, but I can’t stand Remender’s writing so there’s no way we’re gonna read that. As soon as Remender is off the book, I’m buying it.