Why are comic book fans so darn mad when a comic book character gets the racebending treatment?
For the most part, comic book fans are so very predictable when it comes to race.
Nothing pisses comic fans off more than a historically white character being racebent and therefore turned into a character of color or when a character of color takes over a legacy title (Like Superman, Spider-Man, or Ms. Marvel)
I’m talking about these fans throwing fits.
They go straight for yelling, tweeting racist comments at the crew, generally acting as if it’s their right to be over-represented in comics and related media.
The outcry is so very funny because when whitewashing in comics happens (like with Christopher Nolan’s heinous casting in his Batman trilogy), they’re the first people to say that it’s not a big deal.
rexy: *sees indominus*
rexy: (ง •̀_•́)ง
70 years ago today, the 6th of August at 8.15 am, the United States government committed an atrocity of almost unimaginable proportions, dropping an atomic weapon on the people of Hiroshima, Japan, without warning.
80,000 men women and children, young and old, were killed where they walked, sat and lay. Of those who weren’t killed instantly, another 60,000 would die of radiation poisoning by the end of that year.
95% of those killed were women, children and other non-combatants.
I think it’s great that he listens to the fans and responds to them. But…it really seems to me like he’ll stick to his vision for this comic, and I think he should. He and Tom King have consistently been building something with Dick over the first 10 issues, and a lot of exciting stuff is yet to come (He’s gonna face off with his stalker! He’s gonna meet Superman! He’s gonna go back to Gotham! He’s looking for Bruce!), and I hope they’ll write exactly the book that they want to write, because that’s when writers are the strongest.
Keiynan Lonsdale cast as Wally West in The Flash [x]
One of the most iconic DC speedsters is coming to Central City: Keiynan Lonsdale will join The Flash this season as Wally West, character who goes on to become the speedster known as Kid Flash, EW has learned. “Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
I’m so freaking excited!!