Comics Archives

Nai and Ta-Nehisi have both smartly weighed in on the racial politics of the new X-men movie, so bear with me if your all race-and-comics’d out. The comics book industry has always been dominated by white male artists and scribes, which makes it sorta unsurprising that the avatars for their power fantasies have historically been Read More

By Arturo R. García. cross-posted from Racialicious. Marvel Comics has spared no effort over the past few years to redefine its’ Avengers franchise as a cornerstone: even before Marvel Films launched the series of movies – Iron Man in 2008, and this year’s Captain America and Thor releases – to culminate in the team getting its’ Read More

When I was a young comic reader, the only Black comic books characters I could remember were an African princess, an African king and a jive-talkin’ ex-con*. At the time, I didn’t think this was a problem. I’m glad that people like Dwayne McDuffie did.

Watching this, I realize that my worldview was greatly influenced by all the Archie comics I read as a kid. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3240792&w=425&h=350&fv=autoPlay%3Dfalse] more about "Colbert Reacts to Archie’s Comic Prop…", posted with vodpod (Also, can I just say, what garbage it is that Archie proposed Veronica? Hm…maybe I missed the point here.) [H/T Feministing.]