The recent #FireRickRemender controversy on Twitter and Tumblr brought to mind a topic that I have given some thought to in the past, but that mostly exists in the form of an evolving question that…
My post from last week that I forgot to share here… Exploring the issues that the recent Captain America #22 events bring to light.
Superman doesn’t know about racial profiling or excessive force.
I first posted this about a year ago, seems relevant again.
Superman has never heard of Stop & Frisk.
from “Justice For All Includes Children, 2” printed in Superboy, Starring the Legion of Super-Heroes #216 (April 1976)
Remember back when I posted about the rape of Ms. Marvel? Well, the topic came up in Episode #17 of Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, which reminded me that Carol Danvers made a kind of glib reference to it in Pulse #13 - which means as recently as 2006 it was still part of canon. smh.
"Terrific. While I’m off battling the Hulk in Montreal—my roommate drops acid and cracks up."
This happened to me once in college, never try to explain to someone on a bad trip that you had to battle the Hulk. (from Amazing Spider-Man #121)
”. . My liberated sisters back on Earth would have kittens, but I find him absolutely irresistible. His power. His almost omniscient aloofness…”
Frankie Raye (aka Nova - Herald of Galactus) going on about her master, and reinforcing the fantasies of male comics readers.
From Fantastic Four #257 (August 1983 - Art & Words by John Byrne)
Through the shortbox handle hole…
A No-Prize to the person who can guess the title and issue # visible through the handle hole one up from the bottom. Hint: It is NOT a blank cover variant and IS from the era that coincides with my collecting comics as a kid.
Tomorrow I am putting up a post on The Middle Spaces “On Collecting Comics & Critical Nostalgia.”
Sam’s right, Steve.
And for the love of America, stop being the voice of the establishment! Tone police aren’t welcome here.
[Credit: Captain America and the Falcon #144, Gray Morrow]
And in case you thought it was a coincidence… “What if Power Man were White?” (from What If? #34 - 1982) - Essentially, Luke Cage’s race makes him a joke - at least in the eyes of Marvel writers in the early 80s.