By Nefilim927 11 Comments
So I just finished reading Batwing #1 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very excited about this series, however it got me thinking... are we getting another Marvel/DC mirror? We have our first African American Batman at the same time we have a half Hispanic and half African American Spider-Man. Both are new takes on classic characters Though I enjoyed Miles Morales' debut in Ultimate Comics I really feel that Marvel is pushing this on us hard. I can appreciate having some diversity but it feels so slapped together why not make him half homosexual as well? (Not that that would be a problem but I feel like they are stuffing 10 lbs of diversities in a 5 lb melting pot). I might be jumping the gun with my judgement on Miles Morales as he hasn't even had a full issue yet but I really feel Batwing will be more of his own character. Also I feel I am biased slightly due to Donald Glover's stink about not being the new Spider-Man and Bendis' acknowledgment of that when writing the character. Tough crap Donald....we can have race switches for characters like the Kingpin (Michael Clark Duncan) but if Stone Cold Steve Austin made a petition to be Black Panther I'm sure some folks would have a lot to say. In summation, I feel DC is doing a better job at selling their character whereas Marvel feels like they are cramming a PC quota filler down my throat.