Sharing this unused Static Shock cover again because not enough people have seen it. It was my favorite work-for-hire cover we did in 2011. Khary Randolph did a great job finishing up the covers before the series got cancelled. I especially love the series finale cover.
Changing the racial identity of characters has become a contentious issue amongst fans of superhero comics and their adaptations in other media. The awful practices of casting white actors to play people of color, or of turning previously non-white characters into white characters, is all too common in movie adaptations of books, cartoons, TV shows, or even real life stories — but rather surprisingly, superhero comics and their adaptations have mostly avoided this problem.
In comics, the controversy takes a different direction. Several white characters have become non-white, mostly in movies, and sometimes in reboots. Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four; Helena Bertinelli aka the Huntress in the New 52; Nick Fury in the Ultimate Comics line and on screen. These are changes that agitate some readers — but realistically, the changes don’t go far enough. Superhero comics have a cultural bias towards white characters that has everything to do with their institutional history and nothing to do with what makes sense to the stories.
take a look into my eyes / I tell you so many lies and then I’ll let you go into the night / and I don’t think I’m coming down / I’m alive with something inside of me /
and I can’t seem to get it out
» The Verve, A Northern Soul
northern soul - a John Constantine fanmix → [ listen ]
01. nick cave & the bad seeds - up jumped the devil | 02. beck - e-pro | 03. i am kloot - dead men’s cigarettes | 04. the verve - a northern soul | 05. lights on - dead man’s party | 06. franz ferdinand - bite hard | 07. kasabian - eez-eh | 08. florence + the machine - lover to lover | 09. echo & the bunnymen - people are strange | 10. the police - shadows in the rain | 11. gary numan - dark | 12. the rolling stones - laugh, i nearly died | 13. poe - hey pretty | 14. einstürzende neubauten - dead friends