The United States of America is experiencing protests across its cities after George Floyd, an unarmed black man was killed under restraint by police. Protest has been peaceful in some places, and turned violent in others, often the reaction of the police seems to have informed that, and there are also allegations of bad actors […]
Christian Cooper is a writer, and editor based in New York City. He has worked for Marvel Comics as a writer and an editor, writing Marvel comics Presents Stories, the Darkhold series for over a year, a run on Excalibur and edited a number of X-Men collections. In Star Trek fandom he is also notable […]
using children in a race-based social experiment that's then televised - put out there for social media to responsibly consume, process, and debate with the level of nuance, sensitivity, and open-mindedness that should be afforded such a weighty-and-potentially-life-changing matter?Sounds perfect - what could go wrong? Here's you official look at The Segregation Experiment... Could the fact[...]
I get the word from good DC Comics sources that DC Entertainment editorial has been very strongly urged to start upping the numbers of female and non-white writers and artists on their books. And for white, male freelancers to be nudged down the submission pool. Naturally I'm expecting the usual internet commentary which will revolve around: […]
From London Community TV channel London 360, Bobby Joseph, creator on comics such as Skank Magazine and Black Eye talking with fellow comic creators about racial diversity in comic books, both in character and creator, as well as the casting of the Fantastic Four movie and Flash TV show. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E42qMTzNB_4[/youtube] Joseph wrote the recent Why The […]
Over in Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men and All New X-Men, they've been fighting over the use of the word mutant, or M-Word, and on what side individual mutants are on. Today, Cyclops calls Dazzler an "Uncle Tom of mutants". It's getting ugly. Over in X-Men Legacy however, as well as some rather useful uses of […]
Lots of cool stuff happens in today's Uncanny X-Men by Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo.
It’s not enough that I wage a battle of the sexes each month, now I’ve got to start a race war too? Shame on me.Actually, these numbers are really interesting, especially compared to the gender stats People have been asking about ethnicity in the comments for a while now, and the results were surprising in[...]
Follow him on Follow him @LouieFalcettiRacebending.com's 2nd annual Comic-Con panel (Creating Spaces For Diverse Characters and Representations) was, much like the site itself, diverse, fun, informative and tinged with a touch of modern sadness The panel was made up of creators and writers from the worlds of video games (David Gaiden, Dragon Age), comics (Marjorie Liu,[...]
This is the new cover to the upcoming Life With Archie #16, the comic which envisions possible futures for Archie characters. And this upcoming issue features the gay inter racial wedding of soldier Kevin Keller and his intended. On the cover. Of an Archie comic. All you folks who have been waiting for the future […]
They're not alone. I once heard of an American newsreader who described Nelson Mandela as "African American". But in announcing the story DC gave them about Batwing #1, from Judd Winick and Ben Oliver, IGN made the classic slip up; "Batwing #1, starring the first ever African-American character to don the mantle as the Batman […]
And this Black Heimdal has a really bad job - being a Black doorman/gate keeper who must work 24/7/365 far, far away from the fun of the White gods in Asgard.Thor is perfectly cast - the little Nordic White boy actor of young Thor is also very good, so is the presentation of Loki -[...]
At the weekend DCWomenKickingAss asked if that was meant to be the mixed race Legionnaire character XS with a bad colouring job Looks like someone else noticed and ordered a rush recolouring job in time for the USA Today print run. From the Flashpoint preview in the Green Lantern Free Comic Book Day issue, available[...]
This is the new look for Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, coming next year. With a new character, seemingly, in the blue and gold.
Seen by a Little Bleeder holidaying in Vietnam, who noticed that they have a line of men's skin care products named after the X-Men, using the movie logo. Including the ever-present skin whitening creams. I wonder what Bishop would think of this?
Black Racer (1971) Black Widow (1964) Black Lightning (1977) Power Man (1972).The answer I’m looking for is, of course, Black Widow She’s not black at all! Like Black Canary, Black Widow predates the 70s trend for using the word ‘Black’ to denote the skin colour of superheroes and villains She is a white Russian masquerading[...]
In a world where we're getting used to late, rescheduled and delayed comics, Melby Comics is fighting a race against time Creator James Hodson is suffering from scleroderma , a disease that is hardening his skin and his joints.His hand now frozen in a pen-holding position, Hodson doesn't know how long he has left to[...]