Friday, August 5, 2011

Multi-racial Spiderman

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I heard about this a few months ago. The rage caused by "knee-jerking" (caucasian) fans, who forget that this is strictly the Ultimate Universe and not the canon universe, is just hilarious.

    While admittedly I'm not a fan of "the black version" of existing white superheroes like John Stewart, Batwing, Icon (sorta) and others, I can understand why it's done. You know, the whole riding the successful coat-tails of an already establshed white superhero's name. This is done, because consistently, despite how well written the characters are, black original heroes are rarely embraced by the majority white comic fanbase. Unless they are teamed up with a more popular white character, which usually places them in a secondary role. Or assume secondary roles in "white" titles. Storm being the biggest case, despite how badly people deny it.

    If they're not a "black version" of a popular white character, and are an original character, then the black OC is doomed to fade into obscurity. Like Static Shock of Milestone by the late Dwayne McDuffie, who was VERY well written but only saw marginal success, even with his own cartoon show that ran for a couple of seasons. Which was stopped btw, because a black hero being marketed to children via toys and video games "wouldn't work". (SMDH!)