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it looks like he's been performing in Greece
taken his mask off?
in order to fly.
a bit hypocritical.
Donald Glover should've been Spider-Man, and comics are backing that up.
."Going into this we knew we wanted to make a statement about the 21st century", said Alonso.
The Marvel editor-in-chief, whose mother was from England and father from Mexico, said he cried when Barack Obama was elected president ."partly because he was African-American but largely because of the fact that he was mixed race".
Alonso added that when Morales ."peels off his mask now, he's going to have a very different look and he's going to resonate emotionally with all sorts of new readers".
He told AFP news agency Spidey writer Brian Michael Bendis is Jewish and has two adopted children from Africa.
."So I know for him it was definitely personal," Alonso said.
I don't know/care about pandering or whatever, it just seemed from that like it was not only hugely tokenistic but that they were almost proud of that fact. I dunno though, I guess the more tragic thing is the fact that we're in 2011 and this is news. Are there really no other non-white superheroes? I'd've thought they'd have been around for years.
Ultimately I suppose I don't really care too much because I'm an adult and don't read picture books.
When Captain America teamed up with Falcon (who is black) around the time of the civil rights movement was generally seen as a watershed moment. I think it's the idea of changing such a known, massively branded, movie-franchised character that is causing a fuss. Although as Wooly points out, it's only in one strand of comics that isn't considered canon (not that that really counts for shit anyway).
How is he getting spiderman's powers? Is it just: oh look, spiderman's dead, this city needs a replacement so I'll go get bitten by that spider that we all know gave him his powers? Seems a bit lame.
...which is bollocks.
But you can still discuss the principle of the thing.
That's all I was trying to point out.
After a couple of years it all gets retconned as needs be anyway.
It is after all about the $$$$$.
Wow, brave. Very, very brave.
And maybe some capital letters. Very, very, VERY brave.
this is Obamaland: half blacks are just called black.
i bet snyder gives him a slow mo arse rippling sex scene