What We Need Is Guy Gardner…No, Really.

It’s all rainbow flags and pink unicorn farts at Marvel Comics, these days.  Diversity is in full vigor at The House of Ideas.  Captain America is a black man.  Ms Marvel is a Muslim of Palestinian descent. Gays and lesbians are represented on most of the major super teams.  There are no white males on The Ultimates. A-Force looks like it might devolve into a Cinemax soft-focus pillow fight at any moment.  Everything is hunky dory.  So why am I griping? *  I’m griping because things are too perfect.  There’s…

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Diversity is Good Business.

Some people can’t take “Yes” for an answer.   In an article for Fusion, author Charles Pulliam-Moore tried to throw a wet blanket on the excitement surrounding Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther solo film.  Pulliam-Moore quoted DC Comics editor Joseph P Illidge on the subject.  Illidge had this to say: “Marvel does not have that many black characters, [but they] are naturally more diverse than DC.  Black Panther may not open the gates to a Falcon solo film, but I’m hopeful to see Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel.” My first reaction is to wonder…

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