“I’ll say this: if the comic industry never created another young white male super hero, we’d be okay. Not that I have anything against them, but I don’t think the overabundance of them reflect[s] the world we live in… I don’t think there are inherently different types of stories that are told because there are black or Japanese or Mexican super heroes fight[ing] alongside Robin and Wondergirl.Over the years I’ve shared in the creation of a handful of super heroes that have been “diverse”… Skin, Mondo, Cecilia Reyes, Synch, the unfortunately named Maggot, Noir over in Wildcats, Puck’s daughter, Centennial and M to name a few. Do I do it on purpose? Honestly, yes… because I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to pick up a comic book and not see “yourself” reflected on the pages.At Marvel I used to argue you can’t have a team sub-titled “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” and then have no people of color represented. “Really? Seven billion people on the planet and you can’t find one of them that isn’t white to put on a team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? On Earth. On all of earth?” One editor even told me “Vision is red!” Seriously.”
Scott Lobdell, who will be writing the new Teen Titans, Superboy, and Red Hood and the Outlaws. He also announced that the fourth member of the Outlaws (as yet unsolicited, potentially a new character) will be black. (via itsinthetrees)
Scott Lobdell might be my new hero
This is amazing. Though I do hope that the PoC dyes his or her hair red. You know, team colors. It’s like a uniform.
I’m not the biggest Scott Lobdell fan, I have to admit, but this gives me some sense of hope. And actually makes me consider picking up the comic about
the mass murdering admitted supervillain who for some reason gets to be on a team with two Teen Titans Jason Todd.