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Hey, long time listener, first time caller. So, what with DC's minorities talking a couple blows and whatnot with the whole Choi debacle and the white Firestorm coming back and taking over instead of having a black man with an Asian girl in his head and Asian Batgirl just giving up her title to the white girl for absolutely no reason, I got to thinking. DC has a ton of minority character, but a lot of them aren't used for anything and I swear, every young black hero that appears on the scene complains about a lack of black superhero role models out there when there are a ton of them which kinda irks me, being black and all. So bein' an artist of sorts I decided to help DC show that it's diverse.

Enter the Darkstars, a theoretical all Black DC comics team. Bear with me now, I'm not the king of all artists, but I manage. Also, I wasn't expecting DC to remember that Peek-A-Boo existed when I made this, but oh well.






Heck, if y'all like it, there can be more where that came from.
Also, in case it isn't quite legal, have some Black Lois Lane.

Date: 2010-07-31 05:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
I question the validity of ' Clark Kenting it ' in the DCU actual, but other than that, it looks like you've got a pretty okay story and consistent art.

though some of the dialogue does make me wonder if you're playing this straight or parodical.

Date: 2010-08-01 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
it's the phrase actually.

Date: 2010-07-31 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
This...is...awesome!

I also wonder if this is a "straight" or "parody" example of a lot of the racial tropes in the DCU, but the dialogue really just makes it too fun to care.

Date: 2010-07-31 06:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Pretty good stuff, although in my shame I do not recognize all the characters present.

Date: 2010-08-01 02:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I figured that. Course, if anyone deserves a legacy, its Madame Fatal.

Date: 2010-08-01 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Strictly speaking, shouldn't the All New Madame Fatal be a black MAN? (Or a man, anyway.)

Date: 2010-08-01 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
That... doesn't really clear things up all that much. I mean, either the mother is HER, or the mother is her wife/lover/whatever, in which case she's a lesbian, or 'she' is actually a he, and the mother of his daughter is his wife - but 'she' LOOKS like a she to me... Oh, I'm all confused.

Date: 2010-08-01 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
You tease, you. *pouts*

Date: 2010-07-31 06:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] milleniumrex
Ha! Awesome! :D

I didn't even know Peek-A-Boo existed for real when she appeared in Tiny Titans. My first thought was "Well, DC will write her into the main universe soon enough, no doubt."

These are all great characters, with the distinct exception of Mohammed X.
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Date: 2010-08-01 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I read the superman issue that featured him in a Public Library. while I disliked the story, I think the character could be salvaged if they got him away from being a political staw man.

Date: 2010-08-01 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Which would be tricky, because that's pretty much all he WAS. If he were to draw as a character at all, it'd have to involve him questioning his convictions, and given the nature of those convictions... well, yeah. Tricky. What you'd have to aim for is somewhere in the neighborhood of 'all people are equal', but if badly handled, it could come off as 'I was wrong to criticize white people! They're flawless and peachy-keen!', which... well, one can imagine the sort of reactions THAT would provoke. Basically, if Mohammad X IS ever featured again, he should be written by a talented and dextrous writer, or not at all. (Shame Alan Moore doesn't do stuff for DC anymore; he could do wonders with him.)

Date: 2010-08-01 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
'...if he were to GROW as a character at all'.

Date: 2010-08-01 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
The difference between the two, though, is that John was CREATED to be more than an angry black guy - if you're becoming a Green Lantern, you pretty much have to be. X, on the other hand, was basically created and designed solely as an angry black guy, to make a point about bigotry not being one-sided. I'm not saying he couldn't grow as a character - I don't think there are any characters out there for whom you could say that; after all, 'no bad characters, only bad writers' - but he'd take a fair amount of retooling. At the moment, he's pretty one-dimensional.

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