1) Yes, I've heard about DC's latest bout of bitchassness crying about how they can't find women storytellers.
2) Yes I've heard about my boy Lawrence Fishburne landing the role of Perry White for the latest Superman film and yes I'm aware that the pearl-clutching has already commenced.
3) Yes I've heard about the new Ultimate Spider-Man being half black and half Hispanic and already white fandom has lost its gawd damn mind.
And no I will not be doing any in depth analyses on any of these issues because quite frankly, I'm simply out of spoons and fucks to give.
While a Perry White and Ultimate Spider-Man of color are nice, I'm sick of this assertion that the only way audiences will accept POC superheroes is if they take on identities already pioneered by white characters.
I'm sick of DC & Marvel hemming and hawwing and teasing and mocking diversity, fucking it up and not actually giving it a decent chance, then blame inclusion of minorities for their failure. They keep forgetting that we've seen this song and dance before. Otherwise Storm, Shuri, Connor Hawke, Cassandra Cain and others would still be major players in the here and now.
I'm sick of white creators and fans alike attacking POCs and expecting queers to be their poseable fuckdolls and then think they're entitled to social justice ally cookies.
A good buddy of mine said it best, "Because in this world, there's white fandom, and then there's POC fandom. The future, the money, and the longetivity all reside in POC fandom, and I'm beginning to think that some of these white (and especially non-American, unsurprisingly) writers are catching onto that."
Case in point: The BBC. Say what you will for Torchwood, Merlin, Being Human, and other shows, they've picked up on that fact that tokenism isn't enough and that characters of color in leading and prominent roles leads to success for a franchise.
So today will be spent re-reading Midnighter, Cassandra Cain's run on Batgirl, reading my favorite arcs featuring my goddess Storm and tonight I'm going to watch the Black Panther DVD. While YOU ALL watch comics and American media in general continue to die a slow and painful death.