Why stick to the big two when you have ultimate freedom with indies. Granted there are more risks and shaky financial security but those should already things are a part of being in the comic industry and you should already have come to terms with them.
congrats to Gabby Douglas. hopefully she will get the praise she deserves
The only real way you would send that message is for every comic book fan that is sick and tired of minorities in comics being mistreated or any writer/artist of color getting their work protested before the first issue even comes out. For one full month-no one buys a new comic from the big two.
At this rate the catering to white over 35 white guy who thinks that minorities are inferior are going to be the ones that will KILL it. Where are the next generation of fans?
The fans that loved Static Shock and are going ape that he might be on Young Justice. Now would be a great time for a Static Shock book before hand. Yet your fan base won't allow it.
This guy pretty much summed up what the issue is with DC. I don't know about the 100k issues sold.
Like the relaunched Static Shock. A poplular character from a hit animated television series, Static’s previous Milestone series had a small cult following. DC had an opportunity to sell at least 100,000 copies. All they had to do was pick up where the popular animated series left off. An animated series that was top rated on Kids WB! and had over 4 million viewers a few years ago.
Moreover, he and his editors overruled Rozum and refused to let him write the character the way the late Dwayne McDuffie envisioned him and most people new him. Instead they insisted on going in their own direction for the New 52. DC’s editors arrogantly thought they knew better than Rozum, a seasoned writer who had written Static in an appearance of an issue of Kobalt when he worked at Milestone.
And thanks to their lack concern for the characters’ history, and not caring about what the casual readers wanted, Static Shock part of DC’s new 52 was cancelled after only eight issues. Again, this was a title which could have easily sold over 100K copies with the right editorial management. A book with a ready-made audience and a cult following of readers from the old series ready to pick up off where the animated series left off. A book with an opportunity to pick up thousands of casual readers who would have recognized him from the old TV series.
Looking at Static, it was Didio’s decision to move the character to New York that derailed the new series and kept it from reaching an audience of new readers.
Sorry, but diversity isn’t creating a Black, Hispanic, or Asian version of a White character. It’s creating original characters of color and sexual orientation and allowing them an opportunity to access the comic book marketplace. Moreover, it’s about allowing women and minority writers and artists an opportunity to find employment in the comic book industry.
These attempts at diversity by comic book publishers are a reflection of the real problem within the comic book industry: The lack of African-American, women, Hispanics, Asians and other minorities working behind the scenes. 40 years since the introduction of characters of color on the pages of comics and the creative people at the keyboards writing the stories and drawing the pictures are still 95% white and 95% male.
And that’s why their attempts at making minority characters fail so miserably.
If the comic book industry were serious about diversity on the pages of their comic books, they’d be hiring more women and minority writers and artists behind the scenes to write and draw the stories. Then they’d let those women and minority writers and artists create some new minority characters and let those characters find an audience on their own instead of forcing people of color into roles that don’t fit them.
alreayd doing it man
they label me a villain cause of how I express my feelings
156 to 73. I am not proud to be a nigerian right now.
If we're going to list 10 Comics that Feature Minority Characters and are actually good, then I'm going to add The Sixth Gun. It's a Western with horror elements, and one of its central characters is Gord Cantrell, freed slave, Civil War veteran, and occult adept. It's one of the best books on the shelves, and it doesn't shy around with sensitive subjects.
I'm already buying Vescell.