I've heard only two reasons why Cyborg is on the team:Cyborg makes more sense. There are rumors that there will be a book about him soon. If only he didn't look so horrible.
1) Geoff likes him; really weird since he treated him as nothing but background filler when he wrote Teen Titans.
2) "We are all Cyborg when we use our phones"; There's so many wrong things about that line that I really wont bother listing them.
I feel perfectly comfortable speaking for "all" racial minorities when I say this, J'onn doesn't count. It takes more than being colored in with another marker besides peach to be considered a "person of color". It's not like there are any real Martians who could become part of the fanbase. And even if he did count not all racial minorities are exchangeable anyway. The existence of cultural differences stops racial minorities from being exchangeable.
But closer to the actual topic. What other Earth 2 ladies would you all like to see? I'd like to see them bring Stargirl back.
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I'm for diversity, but I don't much care for terms like "person of color" (aren't we all people of one color or another?) and "racial minorities" (in which part of the world?).*
As for E-2, can we get some Ghost Fox Killer action, please?! Accomplished Perfect Physcian? Thundermind?
* You may try to stone me now, but it won't work. ;)
"... Act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today."
But let that rest, it's off topic and I am not changing my opinion on it regardless :)
I like the term Person of Color because it binds Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, people of African decent, Indians and Middle Easterners together instead of in separate color coded categories.
I also see the Martian Manhunter as being much closer to black than white. His last name is J'onzz and it's not easy being green.
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Superhero comic books only become art to the extent that their banal, unrealistic fantasy and garish styles go too far and become interesting. Attempts to ground them in reality can only ruin them.
At this point I'm wondering too if this new character is going to be an Amazon by blood at all, rather someone otherwise completely unrelated whom somehow caught on or was raised with their teachings. I say that because of the pattern we're seeing of characters symbolically or otherwise taking the roles the Trinity had while not being related to them. For example, instead of a Supergirl or Superboy character taking Superman's place, its been said that Alan Scott will fill this role in a sense. Instead of a Bat-family member taking over for Batman, its been said that Hawkgirl will take on the role of this Earth's greatest detective. So I won't be surprised at all if this Last Amazon turns out to be a girl who's not actually from Paradise Island.
In the Year 2525
I think you just have a different perspective from some of us, because you come (I think?) from a country where there's not such a history of skin color being attached to bigotry and oppression. In America, because we have that unfortunate part of our history, the way different people think about what it means to be a "person of color," or whatever, isn't just about pigmentation and optics; it's about history and social identities and acknowledging inequities.
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