“For the natural born smartass, nine times out of ten
the "smartass impulse" is acted upon before the brain
has even engaged in first gear.” - Stephen King?
Man they didn't answer shit and after the fiasco that was Static Shock this is some serious Tom Foolery, I am pissedA black New 52 fan then asked what characters or stories have come from the creators trying to address the issue of diversity.
“When I was asked to redo the Teen Titans I looked at their membership and it occurred to me that over 30 years there hasn’t been a gay teenage superhero,” said Lobdell.
Krul then pointed to Solstice from his run on “Teen Titans” as his chance to bring in diversity into the DCU, Fialkov adding, “The best way to show the powers to be that you want more diverse characters is to buy the books.”
Cunningham then gave the fan a retailer variant copy of “Action Comics” #1.
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Oh my god if I have to read someone say that Static Shock was not a successful cartoon or Milestone was an unsuccessful company again I'm going to lose it.
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If u r interestd...we hv taken gr8 effort 2 2 find several really gd buks dat r non- DC & non-Marvel many of hich we hv postd on dis very board conutless times.Originally Posted by AgPhoenix
After following the conversation in this thread, I have a question that I've been wanting to ask for a long time. I just want everyone to understand that I am asking this question not to antagonize, but to understand and possibly open up avenues of thought that haven't been cultivated yet.
Do you think Black Fans and Creators (particularly African America ones) fall into the trap of thinking that the Superhero Genre pretty much equals Comic Books?
From where I sit, I think we do. Maybe my view is a bit distorted, but after going to comic-cons for the past couple of years, sitting in panels focusing on the Black comic book experience, having conversations with fellow Black fans in the New York Comic Book Stores (and on Forums), along with unscientifically observing the buying habits of Black fans and getting a glimpse of what's being published from all avenues, I have to wonder if we're doing ourselves a grave disservice by limiting our perceptions of the type of story the medium can host.
Now, this isn't to say that Marvel and DC get a pass for the way they portray black people (or any other minority in the grand majority of their their mass market comics), nor is it to say that we should stop bringing these unfortunate truths to life in the discussions we have about comics. However, I have to wonder if our path to seeing more stories told from our perspectives (along with having those stories becoming financially successful) is to focus on other genres like the creators of Vescell have.
How can we do our part to get people to change their views?
As for everyone else who posts on this thread and isn't black, what about your racial, cultural, sexual or even gender designations? Is the first question in this post true for people along those lines of classification and if so, what can we do to get people to open up their viewpoints?
Here's to hoping we get a good discussion going?
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Couldnt agree with u more, ese.FanboyStranger:
I know I've brought it up before, specifically mentioning Vescell. There's a tendency in most fans on these forums to primarily speak about superhero comics, so I don't think it's all that unusual that it would be the primary concern about comics here.
There's this great statement from Kyle Baker in his preface to Nat Turner:
I originally chose to publish Nat Turner myself, rather than through the comic book publishers I usually work for (the two largest). I liked that one of my first books as an independent publisher would be about a self-freed slave. I knew nothing about publishing, having only worked as an artist before. In the tradition of my hero, Nat Turner, I went out and found books about being a publisher. I learned how to start a business, get printing, and distribution. I found books about sales and marketing.
I always wonder how many people have read Nat Turner as opposed to Deadpool MAX.
I'm a white, heterosexual male that feels that the topic of diversity in the comics industry is extremely important. Comic books, no matter how fantastic, should resemble actual life in certain regards, and that means representation of people of all colors, orientations, creeds, etc.
My Heroes For Hire: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, The Falcon, Ant-Man (Scott Lang). White Tiger IV and Powerman would be interns.
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Oh Yeah. In all my ranting I forgot to mention I am new to this thread. Cheers!!