Whitewashing A DC Character Before Their Death (Convergence #5 Spoilers)


n Convergence #4, we saw the reintroduction of a classic DC Comics character, Machiste, ctreated by Mike Grell in Warlord #2 back in 1976.


And, over the years, he's looked a little like this.

And his appearance in Convergence #4 seems to match that…

Convergence #4 (2015) - Page 9Convergence #4 (2015) - Page 12Convergence #4 (2015) - Page 19

However, by this week's issue, something had changed…

Convergence #5 (2015) - Page 5

Was it just the lighting of had Macheste lightened up a bit? To match his partnee, Maruah?

Convergence #5 (2015) - Page 12

Darker than Deimos, sure, but then everyone is. But what was going on? One final example…

Convergence #5 (2015) - Page 13

A very final example… was it a way just avoid the visual of a white guy ripping the heart out of a black guy? Or just a quirk of the colouring?

As ever, it's all down to your perspective… and maybe ask how speedsters couldn't have stopped one non speedster taking out another guy's heart….

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

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