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[personal profile] jlroberson 2009-11-26 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Till, as I mentioned elsewhere, they find a way to make the white version work again. John Stewart--a glaring anomaly--aside, they're usually meant as placeholders.
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2009-11-26 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
It's not race, but nostalgia. As with New Coke, Classic Coke will always win out. Your beef should be with the idea that a character was created as a 'replacement' in the first place, rather than an entirely new product/character. (IMHO)
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[personal profile] galateus 2009-11-27 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
...The nostalgia being for a white guy, so I'm not sure how that makes a difference in the ultimate effect?
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2009-11-27 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
The nostalgia being for the original. It makes a difference because race doesn't enter into it, and once one assigns race as a part of reasoning all logic goes out the door.

[personal profile] theanswer 2009-11-26 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
The new Blue Beetle, Firestorm, Question, and Robin seem to disagree with you too. O_o

Besides, Manhattan Guardian was based on the Guardian, he wasn't a replacement.