Jack Kirby antifa sjw reeeeeeee
@Fac3pa1m, it’s just another attack on white culture smh /s
@Rare Pepe, Two people downvoted this, which means there probably are two people in this community who unironically agree with you.
@Berntley, that's an extremely conservative estimate
@Fac3pa1m, “extremely conservative” is, in itself, a much more apt descriptor for this community at large.
@Berntley, I see what you did there 👍🏻
@Rare Pepe, I read that as "shaking my head per second" and idk what else it could be
@A Math Dealer, /s at the end of something implies sarcasm.
@Berntley, a large reason why I try and refrain commenting when possible...
Except I just commented...
@I cut your face, welcome to the shîtshow
@Berntley, I SHALL REVEL IN IT!
@Pocket Knights, just my best impression of the Trumpjugend that infest this community.
@Berntley, Not really, only when compared to how liberal it used to be
@ archiethesailor, Perhaps. In fairness, the up to downvote ratio is pretty steep. But still, those eleven downvotes. That’s eleven too many.
I find it funny how people think a comic from 50 years ago is still as relevant today as it was then
@Tentastic, I know, right? We shouldn't be dealing with the same hateful sh1t 50 years later, but here we are 🤷♂️
Jack Kirby was a very important voice in comics during the civil rights movement; however, credit for this idea goes to Don McGregor and Billy Graham.
@Gatsby, Billy Graham? Was he the one who suggested there be more whites in the comic?
We all just gotta keep on fvckin' till we all the same colour
"the" Black Panther. Who else is triggered by that?
Yes, more Chappelle Show memes!!! Please!!
Oh look, a totally original and popular black comic book character! Let's continue to demand Spiderman and Superman be black now because reasons
@Medic135, My take: Most classic comics, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, and the like, were made at a time when you literally wouldn’t be able to get off the ground with a black protagonist, or anyone of minority. Hell, in some cases, it would have just been too unrealistic for the times. Could you imagine if Batman’s family was black? Wealthy, philanthropic entrepreneurs in the thirties and forties? Publishers would have literally been murdered trying to push out something like that.
However, since their inception, comics have shifted into being a medium focused on inclusion and representation of minorities and other outcasted individuals. So it only makes sense that, moving forward, they would push for more minority representation. And sometimes, in rewriting a character’s origins, while I wouldn’t say it’s necessary, by any means, it could still be acceptable to reform a character as a person of color, especially if your aim is still to retain the core of that character’s identity.
@Medic135, It’s no longer unthinkable that Batman’s family, from an economic standpoint, could have been black. Therefore, it’s no longer imperative that his family be white. Batman being white isn’t central to who he is. Batman being an orphaned trauma victim with access to resources that only a billionaire trust fund can provide is all that is necessary to his character.
That being said, I don’t recall seeing any major, main line stories where Batman, Superman, or Spiderman have been canonically changed to being a person of color, except through a passing of the torch, such as with Miles Morales, whose origin, to me, is just as impactful as Peter Parker’s. I just don’t see the campaign that you’re decrying as being part of a major movement amongst comic book fans.