Anonymous said: Marvel's current Mighty Avengers might be the weirdest comic I've ever seen in a while. I'm not reading it and I never will, because it's as hypocritical as it gets. With the insane amount of black characters on the roster (almost every single black superhero in the Marvel universe is in the team) it's obviously meant for black people. Not for white people. Not for asians. Not for hindus. Not for martians. Only for black people. It's ... it's ... it's ****ing racist!
So you’re not reading it, and you never will, but you profess to know what it’s all about?
That seems a strange way to gather such information!
Plus, you’re simply wrong here. As you’d know if you read an issue.
But therein lies the madness.
If it’s not the book for you, that’s perfectly fine. Not every comic is for every reader.
But MIGHTY AVENGERS is meant for all readers.
This kind of thing wears on a person’s spirit. This was written by a real human being.
Now don’t talk to me about “well that’s superhero comics, blah blah blah.” We all breathe the same air as this anonymous person and we share soil and water with this person. This person is in our world and for all we know, *we might know them*
And they have decided that a comic book has too many black characters. They’ve decided this because to them, “racism” is when more than one or two non-white characters (and extrapolating thus: people) actually exist in the same place at the same time.
This is also how racism manifests. The insistence that our very existence is an intrusion.
The assumption that because a work of fiction is “meant for black people” that no other group of people can enjoy it ……!!!?!? I mean, some works are specifically written for a black audience, and that is fine, and not “hypocritical” in the context of Western white-catering pop culture.
But if you stop being able to identify with the MIGHTY AVENGERS when the amount of black characters on the roster reaches “insane levels” - meaning, I guess, that they reach the level white characters usually number - then that’s your own damn problem.