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    Quote Originally Posted by Username taken View Post
    Watching Lovecraft Country. Maybe it's me but I found the racism much more horrifying than any of the monsters the main guys faced. And Courtney B Vance is turning into the black Sean Bean (wink wink).

    All this being said, is there some edict that there has to be black male nudity on these tv series? Between Altered Carbon, Watchmen, Power and now this, I'm a little tired of seeing naked black men on tv.
    It's too bad they won't likely do the Tulsa scene since it was already touched on in Watchmen.

    That shit was terrifying in the book and it doesn't involve any shibboleths.

    The part where they have to escape the sundown county was also peak existential horror for me, but it had more of an adventure tone on the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    I have been wanting to check out that line since I saw them on Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics. How is the line overall? Are there ones that I should avoid?
    It's like any line, some titles weren't as strong but i don't know about avoid per se.

    Those four would get you a pretty comprehensive view of the universe though.

    I didn't love Shadow Cabinet, but that's essentially the Avengers/JLA of the Dakotaverse.

    Also, Milestone Returns is releasing early next year, so you can check out the rebooted Dakotaverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Allen View Post
    Lunella Lafayette (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) is also a pretty cool character. Her book is a bit different from the others because she is by far the youngest, but I enjoyed reading her stories.
    Moon Girl is required reading. One of my old high school classmates buys the trades for her daughters.

    I was wondering what are some good comics with minorities that not just focus on the hero but also the home life of the hero. I really enjoyed seeing how Kamala interacted with her family and those around her.
    I would offer the current Savage Dragon run-Malcolm his son is the lead. Now I will WARN you that is a bit too much sexual content at times (he has 4 kids-3 of them got concieved in a foursome.). Malcolm is half black due to his mother and his wife is Asian (and MAN does she have a sex drive.) Start with issue 193.

    While not a super hero-Goldie Vance from Boom. She is biracial and I didn't know she was gay until much later on. It takes place in the 1950s and interesting no takes issue with her sexuality or her dating a woman.

    Fence from Boom. Not really super heroes but a series that had LGBT content but it's never the focus.
    Stealth which is ending next month from Image. A son deals with the fact his dad who has mental health issues was the hero Stealth.

    Excellence.
    Valiant's Shadow Man either one
    Image's Prodigy-think Mr Terrific without the tech
    Farm Hands
    Bitter Root
    Vault's Mall
    Stronghold
    Number 13-a book about a black cyborg
    Valliant's Livewire
    Relay
    Vertigo's American Way 1 & 2
    Vertigo's Unknown Solider
    Watson & Holmes if you can find the trades
    Dead Letters from Boom
    The Man Who F#$#ed up Time (just ended)
    Gasolina
    The Fuse
    Marvel's Mosaic
    All New Inhumans vol 2
    Steel although the family vanishes before Priest takes over.
    Eve Ewing's Riri. More on the grounds of using who you have versus making more new folks. She took an old New Warriors foe and linked them to Riri. Which could help the New Warriors further down the road.

    Honorable mention Doomed-which probably needed another 6 issues to fully explain baby Doomsday.

    Are there ones that I should avoid?
    Kobalt is you must avoid one. Although Static appears in one issue (Jamal Igle's first book). Think a very grumpy Deathstroke being told he had to train his friend's kid-who is nowhere near Tim Drake's skills.


    Miles Morales (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man vol 2; 31 issues)
    Jaime Reyes (Blue Beetle vol 7; 36 issues)

    Robbie Reyes (All New Ghost Rider; 12 issues)
    Khalid Nassour (Dr Fate vol 4; 18 issues)
    Jason Rusch (Firestorm vol 3; 35 issues)

    Virgil Hawkins (Static vol 1; 45 issues)
    Sam Alexander (Nova vol 5; 31 issues)
    Derek James (Sideways vol 1; 13 issues)
    To me the ones in bold are required reading.

    Static to me is this is how you do it without preaching or pandering and how a kid deals with powers and normal life. Tim Drake's Robin run was just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOSLOX View Post
    It's like any line, some titles weren't as strong but i don't know about avoid per se.

    Those four would get you a pretty comprehensive view of the universe though.

    I didn't love Shadow Cabinet, but that's essentially the Avengers/JLA of the Dakotaverse.

    Also, Milestone Returns is releasing early next year, so you can check out the rebooted Dakotaverse.
    Thank you. I am going to be looking for these the next few days. my friend who has an over 10,000 issue collection said he has some Milestone stuff. he lets me use his collection like a liberary so I am going to hit that.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    Moon Girl is required reading. One of my old high school classmates buys the trades for her daughters.



    I would offer the current Savage Dragon run-Malcolm his son is the lead. Now I will WARN you that is a bit too much sexual content at times (he has 4 kids-3 of them got concieved in a foursome.). Malcolm is half black due to his mother and his wife is Asian (and MAN does she have a sex drive.) Start with issue 193.

    While not a super hero-Goldie Vance from Boom. She is biracial and I didn't know she was gay until much later on. It takes place in the 1950s and interesting no takes issue with her sexuality or her dating a woman.

    Fence from Boom. Not really super heroes but a series that had LGBT content but it's never the focus.
    Stealth which is ending next month from Image. A son deals with the fact his dad who has mental health issues was the hero Stealth.

    Excellence.
    Valiant's Shadow Man either one
    Image's Prodigy-think Mr Terrific without the tech
    Farm Hands
    Bitter Root
    Vault's Mall
    Stronghold
    Number 13-a book about a black cyborg
    Valliant's Livewire
    Relay
    Vertigo's American Way 1 & 2
    Vertigo's Unknown Solider
    Watson & Holmes if you can find the trades
    Dead Letters from Boom
    The Man Who F#$#ed up Time (just ended)
    Gasolina
    The Fuse
    Marvel's Mosaic
    All New Inhumans vol 2
    Steel although the family vanishes before Priest takes over.
    Eve Ewing's Riri. More on the grounds of using who you have versus making more new folks. She took an old New Warriors foe and linked them to Riri. Which could help the New Warriors further down the road.

    Honorable mention Doomed-which probably needed another 6 issues to fully explain baby Doomsday.



    Kobalt is you must avoid one. Although Static appears in one issue (Jamal Igle's first book). Think a very grumpy Deathstroke being told he had to train his friend's kid-who is nowhere near Tim Drake's skills.




    To me the ones in bold are required reading.

    Static to me is this is how you do it without preaching or pandering and how a kid deals with powers and normal life. Tim Drake's Robin run was just the same.
    This is a great list. I have never heard of a lot of these. i am going to do some research and see what peaks my interest. Thank you for the help
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    Watson and Holmes was pretty good (Modern day Sherlock featuring black leads).

    I didn't read all of Jason Aaron's Scalped but what I did ready was a pretty good Reservation based Crime story.

    I like the book Infidel from a few years back. It's a horror story touching on xenophobia.

    Also, check out some of the stuff some of the regulars here have been working on G. Boney and Greg have been putting in work on their stuff for years.

    Myth Smith - G. Boney
    Marassa, I'snana the Were-Spider, The Gentlemen from Greg Elysee.

    Check out Crescent City Monsters too. The art for that is phenomenal and I think they just recently did a Kickstarter for a TPB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username taken View Post
    Watching Lovecraft Country. Maybe it's me but I found the racism much more horrifying than any of the monsters the main guys faced. And Courtney B Vance is turning into the black Sean Bean (wink wink).

    All this being said, is there some edict that there has to be black male nudity on these tv series? Between Altered Carbon, Watchmen, Power and now this, I'm a little tired of seeing naked black men on tv.

    It's HBO, they always add sex and nudity. Tic's nudity is tame compared to what they did in Euphoria. That was legitimately problematic considering the show centered around teens.

    Sidenote thoughts on Zendaya making emmy history with Euphoria?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Exactly. Unless you're against nudity in general ( and there's nothing wrong with that if you are), I'm not sure why black or minority men shouldn't get to be perceived as eye candy.

    I can understand the suspicion. Black people and other minorities are dehumanized through sexualization all the time. Like the old Jezebel or Mandigo trope
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    Quote Originally Posted by OopsIdiditagain View Post
    I can understand the suspicion. Black people and other minorities are dehumanized through sexualization all the time. Like the old Jezebel or Mandigo trope
    Sure. But it depends on who's doing it and how it's done. Not every instance of black sexuality is dehumanizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Sure. But it depends on who's doing it and how it's done. Not every instance of black sexuality is dehumanizing.
    I mean, outside of porn which doesn't even pretend, I can't remember seeing black sexuality in a negative light
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username taken View Post

    All this being said, is there some edict that there has to be black male nudity on these tv series? Between Altered Carbon, Watchmen, Power and now this, I'm a little tired of seeing naked black men on tv.
    Heh, a dudes crank is the new topless. I guess since we had it our way like Burger King for the last 30 years times up. Even though it wasn't full frontal throw in Hip-Hop videos and we was damn sho were the bonus for a long time. Damn shame there isn't a clear hi-res photo of Regina King in her underwear from Enemy of the State without a dozen site redirects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Username taken View Post
    Watching Lovecraft Country. Maybe it's me but I found the racism much more horrifying than any of the monsters the main guys faced. And Courtney B Vance is turning into the black Sean Bean (wink wink).

    All this being said, is there some edict that there has to be black male nudity on these tv series? Between Altered Carbon, Watchmen, Power and now this, I'm a little tired of seeing naked black men on tv.
    It's done for a reason.

    Some times it's for eye candy for the Tumblr crowd.

    Other times it's to show black man are not just asexual being on a show or movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    It's done for a reason.

    Some times it's for eye candy for the Tumblr crowd.

    Other times it's to show black man are not just asexual being on a show or movie.
    I never got the impression that Tumblr liked black men very much. I always thought they were into scrawny guys and lesbians to the point of fetishism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post
    Heh, a dudes crank is the new topless. I guess since we had it our way like Burger King for the last 30 years times up. Even though it wasn't full frontal throw in Hip-Hop videos and we was damn sho were the bonus for a long time. Damn shame there isn't a clear hi-res photo of Regina King in her underwear from Enemy of the State without a dozen site redirects.
    I'm in the office right now but I laughed out loud at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindofShadow View Post
    I mean, outside of porn which doesn't even pretend, I can't remember seeing black sexuality in a negative light
    Well, it's not hard to find say some lame music video where the women are strippers or the lyrics are overly sexist. And we're all aware of how for generations the establishment has used stereotypes of overly sexual black people to justify either political oppression or violence against us.

    On the other hand, we're all aware ( especially in this thread) of how a lot of TV and movies go out of their way to make black characters asexual in order to not cause "controversy". So, in these recent cases where black people are portrayed as desirable and that's seen as a good thing in the story, I can see how a few viewers might be a little uncomfortable.

    Thing is, we should be allowed the same range of expressions as white people are when it comes to sexuality or romance. It doesn't have to be we're either all sluts or we're all celibate.
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