The nice thing about Exiles to me was that it was already diverse without having to worry about changing the race or gender of a character. That said, why no pick for Magneto?
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I'm sorry I missed this poll. I'm not sure how I would have voted given that I mostly read DC and Marvel and am therefore less able to comment on the other publishers. I would like to point out that iconic and sexist are not mutually exclusive terms. The former does not excuse the latter.
Considering that they have a hispanic Weather Wizard in the New 52, I was hoping for a person of color to get the role instead of just another white guy.
My personal preference would be to do Tower of Babel with Ra's al Ghul as the villain and the following Justice League lineup:
3. Wonder Woman
4. Green Lantern (Jennie Lynn-Hayden)
5. Flash (Linda Park)
7. Martian Manhunter
The Comicvine review of the Amazing Spider-Man got me thinking about origin stories for characters such as Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman. One of the major compaints about the new movie seems to me to be that it rehashes old stuff. Similarly, my main complaint about DC's the New 52 is that it feels like something out of the 1950s-60s in terms of many of the character origins. How should writers for comic books, movies, and television programs avoid this problem? Would you see a movie featuring the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man? Would you read a Batman comic where someone else besides Bruce Wayne was Batman? How different can a character be before he or she becomes too different?
I really enjoyed reading this article and the comments. I think similarity is good in hero-villain rivalries to the extent that it reveals something about the hero's psychology. For example, why hasn't Batman dealt with the Joker once and for all? I also think that a good rivalry should expose the hero's limitations. For example, Superman can't really defeat Lex Luthor with heat vision or super-strength. Finally, I think there should be a bit of a clearer distinction between minor villains who are defeated by the heroes and never heard from again and the few major threats who don't get themselves captured or defeated.
I have decided to stop doing blogs of what I would do if I relaunched the DC Universe. However, I got a lot of comments on them, several of which were helpful in pointing out limitations of what I created. Thus, I decided to create a thread in the fanfiction forum for my ever evolving version of the DC universe. My three favorite versions of the DC Universe are Earth-D for its racial diversity, the earth from Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl and Batgirl for its prominent female characters, and the Generations earth because time passes normally. Any version of the DC Universe that I created would have the elements of racial diversity, prominent female characters, and the normal passage of time. I may not post stories as such but look for alternate bios, team rosters, and summary rewrites of events from the DCU continuities. I welcome suggestions for changes. Here is some alternate biographical information (adapted from the DC Comics Wiki).
Richard Grayson (New Earth-D)
Aliases: Robin, Nightwing, Batman
Relatives: John Grayson (father), Mary Cooper (mother), Harriet Cooper (aunt), Barbara Essen (wife), Mary Essen (daughter), Thomas Grayson (son), James Gordon (father-in-law), Sarah Essen (mother-in-law), Anthony Gordon (brother-in-law)
Affiliation: Young All-Stars, Outsiders, Justice Society of America, Checkmate
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Checkmate Operative (as Robin, Nightwing, and Batman), lawyer, ambassador to South Africa
Education: Law degree
Height: 5’ 10”
Dick Grayson, Batman and related characters are property of DC Comics.
Here's the thing. Al quaeda isnt mentioned until like the 83rd page. Islam is the blatant enemy in this book, likened to something from the dark ages by the protagonist.
also, i find it disturbing how 'its fine that this is offensive", particularly to sara, but the second u apparently "degrade women!" you become the enemy of humanity to her and several others. You smell that? It's called a double standard. And it's a huge one.
Correct me if I'm misinterpreting you but you seem to be defending degrading/stereotypical depictions of characters/groups in comic books.