I’ve wanted to do an anime redraw for sometime now ; u ;
WTF Happened to Movie Posters?
DAT BLUE ORANGE CONTRAST
No seriously watch this. It’s blowing my mind.
not mind blowing (not for me anyway) but certainly interesting
And the worst part is that the most annoying of them and the ones who complain the most are the ones that draw badly. It’s not a big deal that someone steals your art, get over it, deviantart users.
"It’s not a big deal that someone steals your art, get over it"
O’Malley was panting like a dog again while playing this morning
LOOK AT HIM GO
men like girls who “don’t know they are beautiful” because they are afraid that one day you will realise that you are the sun and the stars and he is nothing but a discarded plastic bag clogging up the ocean that you are
Two things. The first is that many of them are second stringers or villains. The second is that Black Bomber is actually white, his power is like Captain Marvel (Fuck calling him Shazam) where he shouts “BLACK POWER” and it turns him into a superpowered black dude.
That said, there are black supeheroes that are mainstream enough that there are books about them. Blade, Falcon, Photon, Power Man 1 & 2, Jon Stewart, Firestorm, Miles Morales and Black Panther are all pretty mainstream nowadays. Sure, not big as, say, Iron Man or Superman, but still mainstream enough that if you know comics, you know they’re around.
But are any of them big enough for a small child to know about them? Many kids like superheros a lot but don’t go into them deep enough to find heros like that. They just know what the media gives them. Falcon is called “the black superhero” by a lot of people when they can’t remember his real name because it’s that easy to identify him by that. Sure a 15 year old will probably know more than just Falcon but will a 5 year old?
How many kids grew up thinking Jon Stewart was Green Lantern? Avengers Assembled has Falcon on the main roster. Ultimate Spider-Man (as much as I hate it) has the second Power Man on the main roster. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had T’challa on the roster.
The problem is that black superheroes were not around during a period of time. When comics were starting out, you had mostly white superheroes. This was a product, unfortunately, of the time. And as a result, most of the characters who stood the test of time; Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, etc, were white. As time went on they gained traction and became more popular.
It is an issue that is sorting itself out as we speak. You’re right in that there are no ‘iconic’ black superheroes. Not on par with the others, but that isn’t really the fault of comics NOW. That is the result of generation upon generation, for the last 80 years, being exposed to those iconic characters until they became mainstream. It is hard to ‘force’ or synthesize that level of pop culture saturation.
This is a problem with pop culture and an evolution of nearly a century of said pop culture. A 5 year old knows Bruce Wayne because Batman has been in the public eye, been a ‘heavy hitter’ for DC for decades.
And, just to point out, need we forget that Blade was the superhero who kicked off the second Superhero film wave? Not Spider-Man. Blade.