Growing up as a Filipino kid in America who loved reading comic books, I didn’t see original, leading Asian (especially Filipino) superheroes in the mainstream. When you don’t see yourself or your experiences reflected in heroes in pop culture, it’s damaging. Now that I’m older and see that not much has changed, I realize how important it is to create narratives for the underrepresented, especially the next generation of kids who don’t feel like they belong. In honor of Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage month, here is what I imagine a mainstream Filipino superhero in America might look like.
Hi there, my nephew is half-filipino and has been asking about filipino superheroes but is absolutely refusing to read anything but marvel and dc right now and the only one I could find/think of for them was the triumph division and I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of more? thank you!