Justice League of America fans who prefer tokenism

Dwayne McDuffie (co-founder and creator of Milestone media and the comics writer who co-created Static Shock and other black comic book heroes) points out some of the reader responses to his final issue of Justice League of America, featuring the JLA teaming with Icon and Hardware in battle with Starbreaker:

I don’t think anyone will support an original black “mainstream” character. I know I won’t.

Maybe they should establish a separate league for all the negro superheroes. I’m not saying kick them ALL off. One would be okay. (Doesn’t Hollywood have some kind of law that says every movie has to have at least one black in it?) I just think they’re going overboard with all this diversity stuff. I mean, how many comics do minorities read anyway?

One Reply to “Justice League of America fans who prefer tokenism”

  1. We have elected a black president. Black have proved that we can excel in any area as long as we are given a fair chance in life. I bleieve comics is the last barrier or “undiscoverd country” Black leading characters in mainstream comic books is nonexistent. We need to support indenpendent publishers of black superhero stories. Becuase Marvel and DC will not give us true auality stories with black characters. Comic books continues to be a white man’s world.

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