It’s Never Enough

Last night I watched as black person after black person stood up to condemn the rioting in Baltimore.  They stated clearly they thought this was wrong, that these young people throwing rocks and concrete and wounding cops were thugs and trouble making opportunists out to create mayhem.  They noted they … Continue Reading It’s Never Enough

The Ultimate Spidey

Yesterday saw the release of the final issue of Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man.  Secret Wars is next (which will apparently suspend/end every comic I currently buy from Marvel) and then after Secret Wars, Miles is an Avenger. I will not lie…I am not entirely sure I get what the post … Continue Reading The Ultimate Spidey

But It Is Fantasy

One genre that takes a lot of hits for diversity is Fantasy.  And considering how often fantasy books can be very white (*cough*Game of Thrones*couch*) it is a just point. A common defense is that it is a set in a time and location where there were not non-white people. … Continue Reading But It Is Fantasy

Restraint Needed

I get the excitement behind doing a pre-origin show like Gotham or Smallville.  But I think it puts interesting limitations that the showrunners are unwilling to abide by.  They want to set the show before the hero exists, so we can see the buildup to that heroic introduction. It does … Continue Reading Restraint Needed