long lost brother?

#1 Edited by Uchiha NeVann (17706 posts) - - Show Bio

ok, I was wondering if I was the only person that saw the previews for brightest day and thought "why is Static dressed like an Atlantean" but after Brightest day #4 I cant help but to go why does he look like Static's older brother.
 

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#2 Posted by danhimself (22693 posts) - - Show Bio

the new Aqualad is Black Manta's son

#3 Posted by Uchiha NeVann (17706 posts) - - Show Bio

I know that, it was just a title name... 
 
minus the gills and the webbed hands(and more then likely feet) he looks like he could be statics older brother

#4 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

Because all black people look the same (apparently)
 
It's probably because the head honchos wanted to depict a black teenager and this is all they could think of, it is a common stereotype, but when you think about it the only thing that they have in common is the fact they are both black and have silly hair, but it's enough to say that they look a like.

#5 Posted by Uchiha NeVann (17706 posts) - - Show Bio

wow really? really? this has nothing to do with both of them being black, Jackson could have easily been another artist rendition of Virgil...

#6 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio
@Uchiha NeVann: 
How does it have nothing to do with them both being black? - Black people generally have five major characteristics that define their appearance (except for clothing):

Bone Structure - characters generally would have different bone structure if they were drawn by a different artist
Skin Tone - can sometimes change depending on the artist
Body Structure - most teenage superhero characters have the same body structure or at least have sub-groups
Height - most people about the same age are roughly the same height
Hair - their hairstyle is one that is stereotypically a teenage (or young) African American male's
 
When it comes down to it, they are both being compared because of their skin tone and hairstyle... which are both stereotypically black.
#7 Posted by dementedtheclown (747 posts) - - Show Bio

That And Glowing Eyes

#8 Posted by Emerald_General_Jai (2306 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hunter114 said:
" @Uchiha NeVann:  How does it have nothing to do with them both being black? - Black people generally have five major characteristics that define their appearance (except for clothing): Bone Structure - characters generally would have different bone structure if they were drawn by a different artist Skin Tone - can sometimes change depending on the artist Body Structure - most teenage superhero characters have the same body structure or at least have sub-groups Height - most people about the same age are roughly the same height Hair - their hairstyle is one that is stereotypically a teenage (or young) African American male's  When it comes down to it, they are both being compared because of their skin tone and hairstyle... which are both stereotypically black. "
Actually Dread's aren't a that typical a style in African-American teenage culture. Braids and Fades are far more common among our youth, an it's only been in the last 4 years, and mostly at the college level that Dreads have begone to become popular, espeically being considered a more Afro-centric and original feel. Kinda like Fro's. So personally it would have made more since for him to have a fade unless DC was trying to make sure he reminded people of Vrigil...are they destined best friends or something?  
#9 Posted by Justthatkid (4651 posts) - - Show Bio

... I prefer the BD look

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