ExSeq Ep.85-Race Relations
65 mins. We finally get to this topic! The history of minority characters within comics, superheroes who are replaced by minority characters, or changed when adapted to other media. We also throw a few gnarly questions at one another and lament the lack of catchphrases from today’s spandex brigade.
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Katsuhiro Otomo returns to long form manga
Ralp McQuarrie’s He-Man film sketches
Warner Bros. vs the Superman creators’ heirs. Again.
Perth’s Swancon, featuring Extra Sequential’s own Kris Bather speaking at 2 panels!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING/ WATCHING
Hilarious Little League webcomic
Atomic Robo’s new series
2 foreign films – Cell 211, and Tais Toi
Hobbes and Bacon webcomic
IDW’s Locke and Key
15:16 THEME – RACE RELATIONS
Replacement characters including:
Ryan Choi as Atom
Miles Morales as Ultimate Spider-Man
History of minority superheroes including:
Black Panther and his wife Storm
The use of Black in character names, such as:
Black Manta, Black Lightning, Black Racer (he’s on skis!), and Black Vulcan
Asian characters like Amadeus Cho, James Woo, Green Arrow Connor Hawke, Batgirl Cassandra Cain, Katana, Lady Shiva and Nico Minoru from Marvel’s Runaways.
and many more characters.
As an added bonus, here’s the “Bruce Lee” film from 1977 that Mladen mentions.