I have a question that you don’t have the answer to.
DC has a pair of Supermen who are Black in their established universes, Calvin Ellis and Val-Zod. The former was created by iconic writer Grant Morrison and is a major part of his Multiversity mini-series while the latter is the new face of Earth 2 and headlining that book and an upcoming miniseries.
And yet, the comic media hasn’t made a big to-do about these two characters the way they have for Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of the Marvel Ultimate universe.
Is it because Miles took over a fan-favorite role? It can’t be because Calvin and Val-Zod are in alternate universes (again, Miles is still limited to the Ultimate Universe).
It’s just weird seeing two versions of one of comic’s biggest icon not getting much shine. It’s DC’s fault. They don’t care about Superman.
Storm #1, the mighty mutant’s first solo series, is now on bookstands and comic shops near you and online.
To The Readers of BFMC and Beyond …
You’re going to read a lot of … comments in the coming days and weeks about the latest Marvel announcement.
Welcome to “post-racial America,” boys and girls, whatever the hell that means. I’m seeing it as a period where people could say the most ignorant, bigoted things about minorities because they can and then complain when people call them on their BS.
It’s an interesting period to say the least, especially when it comes to a medium I love, comic books.
Representation matters. We all know that, and it’s always good for future generations to see more characters who look like them. Heck, it’s good for folks in OUR generation to see more characters who look like us.
The folks that’ll complain about Sam Wilson becoming Captain America or Calvin Ellis and Val-Zod being the Superman in their established universes think that a Black face shouldn’t be there. They’ll immediately cry that this is “political correctness” or that Marvel and DC are “appeasing social justice warriors” or some other nonsense. They’ll even say this is nothing but a sales gimmick that’ll be “corrected” by the time the next movie comes out. Perhaps. Perhaps not.
The thing is we could confront these folks or we could just let them stew in their tears. The internet’s a vineyard, and it’s whine season.
Don’t let them take away your joy.
These are new stories. New adventures with new takes on familiar legacy characters that people never expected to see.
Would it be nice to see some minorities contributing some stories and putting their touches on the new mythology? Absolutely, but right now, beggars can’t be choosers.
Still, enjoy the diversity. And don’t feed the trolls.
In America’s continuing war on terror, the nation has gone to questionable lengths to defend its sovereignty. Whether its extraordinary rendition, or utilizing unchecked private security firms, the nation has taken drastic measures to win.
At all costs.
Into this framework imagine the revelation of a “power” which could be utilized by those with questionable goals. This game changer could spell the utter annihilation of the nation’s enemies.
Such a source exists in the form of a broken Stone Mountain, GA teen: Sean Anderson. A kid living an existence of being ignored by most, and treated like dirt by a remaining few. A series of events which began on a Virginian tobacco plantation in 1690 has caused Sean to inherit the power to set a fractured world on the right course.
Welcome to Route 3.
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