The only thing that makes me happier than comics, is watching the old guard of nerd culture lose their shit. Captain Marvel can’t be a woman. Captain America can’t be black. Human Torch can’t be black. Spider-Man can’t be mixed race. Thor can’t be a woman. Iceman can’t be gay. Too bad. It’s happening. It’s going to be awesome. Hell, I hope there’s a new title that takes place in Earth 6969 where all sexual orientations, races, and genders are reversed, where a black, gay, female Cyclops leads the X-Men. Seriously, superheroes are supposed to be about inspiring you to be better and accepting people. We’re supposed to be amazed that the mild-mannered newspaper writer is in fact our greatest savior. That nerdy kid you picked on is actually the bravest and kindest soul who feels that even though you were an ass to him, it’s his responsibility to help you. Society can believe that a dude can turn into ice, ride around on a slide, fight a living island, live in skyscraper sized spaceship, and teach alien children, but the second you have him question his sexuality you call bullshit.
Superheroes are for everyone. God forbid they actually try to reflect the world we live in and let one of the most underrepresented demographics have an interesting character to relate to.
When we read this post from Mikey Neilson of Chronicles of the Nerds, we actually cheered aloud. Signed, sealed, and seconded. (OP on Facebook; quoted with permission.)
Dazzle Brite and The Xolor kids!!! Mash up of the X-Men and Rainbow Brite’s Color Kids. Dazzler / Rainbow Brite Scarlet Witch / Red Butler Wolverine / La La Orange Jubilee / Canary Yellow Rogue / Patty O’Green Ice man / Buddy Blue Northstar / Indigo Psylocke / Shy Violet Gambit / Tickled Pink Storm / Stormy Nightcrawler / Moonglow
written by Brian Michael Bendis art by Sara Pichelli, Mahmud Asrar, Stuart Immonen, Kris Anka, Chris Bachalo, David Marquez, Frazer Irving, Wade von Grawbadger, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Marte Gracia, & Jason Keith
My Extraordinary X-Men #3 cover. My last X-Men gig for at least a couple years. Glad to have been a part of it. Colors j-po! #xmen #extraordinaryxmen @jefflemire @ramosland #marvel #marvelcomics #mcu #oldmanlogan #wolverine #jeangrey #iceman #colossus @d.j.whit as #magik #illyanarasputin #storm #ororomunroe #nightcrawler #claymann #thiskiddrewthexmen
Mutation, it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve
into the dominant species on the planet. This process normally takes
thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millenia,
evolution leaps forward.