e by SIRIUS_BLAK
My reference to the red and blue pill was made because of your inability to see how minority characters are treated. It was a forgone conclusion that Static Shock and Mr. Terrific would be canceled after their first issues dropped. You seem somewhat intelligent...and have some comic book knowledge, but what you and many others fail to realize is that the cards are already stacked against a comic book featuring a black character. If you don't understand this or have never seen the topic discussed...then just google the topic...why black comic book heroes don't sell? There's a ton of speculation as to why black characters don't do as well as their Caucasian counterparts but it seems obvious to me that the same care and interest is not devoted to these characters. Knowing that the marketplace is a particularly cruel and difficult place for a black character to survive...why would DC not opt to give Static Shock the very best chances for survival? My assumption is the staff at DC is intelligent enough to know the challenges of selling a book starring a minority based superhero...that they did their homework and came to the table with something revolutionary in their approach. But no...they did exactly what I thought they would do...made a half ass attempt at producing a book that should have already had a built in audience of sorts and then allowed it to self destruct. Mr. Terrific is an interesting character when part of a group but DC would have been better off launching a new series based on CYBORG, ICON or JOHN STEWART/ GREEN LANTERN for Christ's sake...why in heavens do we get MR. TERRIFIC and BATWING. I'm a huge Grant Morrison fan and I am supremely tickled by his prodigious and fanciful imagination...and BATWING is an excellent by-product of his psychedelic ret-con musings but...there are many more deserving black characters out there that warrant their own book before one who is simply Bat Man in black face. OMAC, MAN of War, Hawk and Dove and whatever other titles you cited are books that are primarily about and populated by Caucasian characters...as are 99% of the other books on the market. Yeah...they got canceled but there's always another 10 books that you can purchase starring white superheroes. Not so much with DC black superheroes. Static Shock and Mr. Terrific are done for the time being...that leaves us with CYBORG playing the Luke Cage role for the JLA...and Black Bat Man. That sucks man...and I'm sorry you can see that or feel that as a fan...but I do. It is painfully clear to me that the parties involved with Static Shock and Mr. Terrific just didn't give a damn. Every time a series like this fails it's a nail in the coffin for other characters of color...because black superheroes just don't sell.