Thursday, February 19, 2009

President Black Superman & The Lack Of Ideas

In DC's Final Crisis #7 we got to glimpse an alternate earth where the President of the United States is not only black but also that world's Superman. The Wonder Woman of that world is also Black and is apparently called "Nubia". Click here to see the page where he's introduced. President Obama did say he was born on Krypton albeit as a joke. The intro for this Black Superman is brief and doesn't really contribute to the main story but damn it was good to see. Should it be surprising to see this happen during Black History month?
Now what we really need is a Black Superhero that's not an offshoot of a White character and yes I am complaining. READ MORE...

3 comments:

samax said...

the problem is a lack of diversity in the writers and (ahem) decision makers, which i doubt will change much. indie comics are better at addressing it. if trends continue, maybe some of the black indie creators will get snatched up by marvel and dc, if their books perform in the comic shop market.

The Deadly Youth said...

The name Nubia actually comes from Wonder Woman's sister who was made from darker clay. She was rebooted as an Amazon soldier and guardian a few years ago.

OutriderC@gmail.com said...

How about a black superhero who can turn into a robot?