Posts Tagged: Marvel Comics

Luke Cage: When Representation Isn’t Enough

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This show’s true strength is its diverse portrayal of African-American subjectivity and morality, amongst both the male and female characters. ...more

The Catch-22 of Representation

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Heroine Complex author Sarah Kuhn writes on her impulse as a child to dislike Jubilee, the Marvel superhero she was “supposed” to identify with as an Asian-American woman, and the pressures of creating representative characters for women of color in a marketplace with so few:

Instead of worrying that the entertainment I consumed elevated bad representation, I worried that the entertainment I created did the same.

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The Rumpus Review of 10 Cloverfield Lane

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To hell with alien attacks; cinematically speaking, Hollywood’s destroying itself just fine. ...more

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Comic Book Nerd

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “The Case for Reparations,” Between the World and Me, and, most recently, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” will continue highlighting the societal problems faced by young African-American men in his new work this spring—through the perspective of Marvel superhero Black Panther.

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Fresh Comics #5: Who is Lee Marrs?

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That’ll be the name of the documentary that gets made when people learn to love Lee Marrs. Who is Lee Mars? Honestly, I don’t really know who she is. I’m sure I could ask her. I could actually call her on the phone.

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Spiderman Gets a Socially-Conscious Makeover

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Marvel Comics recently announced their latest secret identity—underneath the spider suit is Miles Morales, whose black and Hispanic makeup mark a significant change in the ethnically homogeneity of mainstream superhero comics. Though killing off Peter Parker, the Spiderman before Morales, was a tough move, author Brian Michael Bendis made a socially-conscious decision to have this minority presence in the comic.

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