#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok I'm looking for as many comics as you can name that fit in to these parameters:

  • Has to be a superhero book
  • Has to be an ongoing serise
  • Can be from any publisher nut not manga
  • Can be anything from noir to sci-fi to fantasy
  • The main character/s can't be American
  • The main character/s can't be based in America
  • None of the supporting characters can be American

So how many (if any) books can you name?

#2 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

Manga?

#3 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Dylan Dog

#4 Posted by EMH_Bruce (717 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

Manga?

what he said, or read Asterix

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@EMH_Bruce said:

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

Manga?

what he said, or read Asterix

naw I only want comics

#6 Posted by EMH_Bruce (717 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@EMH_Bruce said:

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

Manga?

what he said, or read Asterix

naw I only want comics

then read Asterix, it's a french comic.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@EMH_Bruce said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@EMH_Bruce said:

@The_Lunact_And_Manic said:

Manga?

what he said, or read Asterix

naw I only want comics

then read Asterix, it's a french comic.

Yea I know Asterix, I remember watching the films as a kid but I want as many comics as possible

#8 Posted by Cap10nate (2122 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: XO- Manowar is the only one that I can think of at the moment. Does Red Lanterns count? I don't read it so I don't know if there are American Red Lanterns, but it focuses on Atrocitus.

It makes sense though as most comics are published by American companies and geared toward American audiences.

#9 Posted by CampodelViolin (168 posts) - - Show Bio

When you say America, you mean USA?

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate: Do Americans not like reading about none-Americans? Because the rest of us have no qualms about reading the thousands of comics books with 100% American casts. Judge Dredd is a British created character and most populor comic and yet he's an American living in America.

@CampodelViolin: Yea

#11 Posted by Cap10nate (2122 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Cap10nate: Do Americans not like reading about none-Americans? Because the rest of us have no qualms about reading the thousands of comics books with 100% American casts. Judge Dredd is a British created character and most populor comic and yet he's an American living in America.

In general. . . I would say yes. The argument is always made that people want to read about characters that are like them which is why there are pushes for inclusive/ diverse characters. Since the majority of comic readers are American, most would like to read about other Americans. Therefore, the comic companies would cater their largest audience. This is added to the fact that people hate change. Most of the characters that are popular today were created a long time ago when the audience was virtually 100% American.

I also think that New York City is a large factor. Most people worldwide know at least some of the landmarks (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Wall Street, etc) so it makes sense to base a lot of stories there. I have spent a couple months overseas over the past 3 years in various parts of Europe because of work and at least half of the people I talked to had been to NYC (I only went there for the first time last year and I could drive there in 6 hours).

I don't want to generalize, but I don't think geography is taught well in schools in the good ole USA . . . along with most subjects actually. Readers may not be familiar with the different locations which would definitely contribute to a lack of caring about foreign characters as there is a general apathy towards real world events that don't affect them. People only cared about the strife in Africa after the KONY video went viral. . . then completely forgot about it again about three weeks later. It's a sad culture which I don't think is getting any better.

Sorry for the drawn out answer.

#12 Posted by Billy Batson (57707 posts) - - Show Bio

Savage Wolverine? :)
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#13 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cap10nate said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Cap10nate: Do Americans not like reading about none-Americans? Because the rest of us have no qualms about reading the thousands of comics books with 100% American casts. Judge Dredd is a British created character and most populor comic and yet he's an American living in America.

In general. . . I would say yes. The argument is always made that people want to read about characters that are like them which is why there are pushes for inclusive/ diverse characters. Since the majority of comic readers are American, most would like to read about other Americans. Therefore, the comic companies would cater their largest audience. This is added to the fact that people hate change. Most of the characters that are popular today were created a long time ago when the audience was virtually 100% American.

I also think that New York City is a large factor. Most people worldwide know at least some of the landmarks (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Wall Street, etc) so it makes sense to base a lot of stories there. I have spent a couple months overseas over the past 3 years in various parts of Europe because of work and at least half of the people I talked to had been to NYC (I only went there for the first time last year and I could drive there in 6 hours).

I don't want to generalize, but I don't think geography is taught well in schools in the good ole USA . . . along with most subjects actually. Readers may not be familiar with the different locations which would definitely contribute to a lack of caring about foreign characters as there is a general apathy towards real world events that don't affect them. People only cared about the strife in Africa after the KONY video went viral. . . then completely forgot about it again about three weeks later. It's a sad culture which I don't think is getting any better.

Sorry for the drawn out answer.

I wouldn't say the majority of comic readers are American, sure they are a key demographic but I bet if you add up every comic book reader in the world the non-Americans would at least = the Americans not to mention if they actually targeted the non-American a bit more then the audience would only get bigger. The DC-Marvel power struggle for the American public got stagnate decades ago, if one of them would just branch out and target a largely untapped demographic they would be better off for it.

#15 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Is this a game or do you really dislike comics with Americans?

#16 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crash_Recovery said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Is this a game or do you really dislike comics with Americans?

I don't dislike Americans in comics, I read plenty of them. I just want to see how many comics there is that don't actually have any.

#17 Posted by Billy Batson (57707 posts) - - Show Bio

Also Wonder Woman fits the description, no?
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#18 Posted by Strider92 (16032 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Hellblazer! but I guess as it just ended that ain't useful lol. There's also The Scorpion (18+) and Universal War One but I don't think these are ongoing.

@Billy Batson said:

Also Wonder Woman fits the description, no?
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Isn't Steve Trevor American? He's a supporting cast member.

#19 Posted by Billy Batson (57707 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92:

He hasn't appeared in her ongoing.
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#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Hellblazer! but I guess as it just ended that ain't useful lol. There's also The Scorpion (18+) and Universal War One but I don't think these are ongoing.

@Billy Batson said:

Also Wonder Woman fits the description, no?
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Isn't Steve Trevor American? He's a supporting cast member.

I forgot they moved her to the UK but doesn't she still have US citizenship?

#21 Posted by Billy Batson (57707 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous:

*shrugs* But she's from Themyscira and that's what counts, right?
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#22 Posted by Reignmaker (2226 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't Judge Dredd based in Britain?

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Reignmaker: No, he's a British created/owned character but he's American and lives in America in Mega-City One that stretches between what used to be Boston to what used to be Washington.

#24 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by EMH_Bruce (717 posts) - - Show Bio

Star Wars?

New Gods? Oh wait, Big Barda and Mister Miracle life in america <__<°

#26 Posted by IamGog (296 posts) - - Show Bio

The Eternals

Sherlock holmes

Tarzan

#27 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@IamGog said:

The Eternals

Sherlock holmes

Tarzan

What The Eternals aren't in Olyimpia they live in the USA also it's not an ongoing

#28 Posted by IamGog (296 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I tried to help, good luck for your search.

#29 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Chaos Prime: s'not superhero

#31 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Chaos Prime: s'not superhero

No? well he can be a rebel at times but overall hes done more good than bad but if u mean Superhero as in Marvel/DC iconic type then i guess no ;)

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Chaos Prime said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Chaos Prime: s'not superhero

No? well he can be a rebel at times but overall hes done more good than bad but if u mean Superhero as in Marvel/DC iconic type then i guess no ;)

Dudes definitely a hero just not a capes and cowl superhero. Although I love what Brain Wood is doing on Conan the Barbarian.