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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Danny Trejo saved a baby from an overturned car.

    https://www.themarysue.com/danny-tre...#disqus_thread
    he works with special-needs children so he was able to connect with the little boy and keep him calm .....
    Love that to calm him, he invoked superpowers!
    He was panicked. I said 'OK, we have to use our superpowers.' So he screamed 'superpowers' and we started yelling 'superpowers,'"
    Great sentiment.
    “Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else,” Trejo told CNN affiliate KABC. “Everything.”
    Also with that, I'd like to ask. Are there yet any ongoing main stream (Marvel or DC) titles either solo or on a team, with a regular, strong, positive, adult, male latino/hispanic hero?
    Yes adult, male, in bold specific, cause I can't remember seeing this. Usually if any it defaults to either a young woman or young kid) where the mother is vaguely Latino, and the father (if adult male Latino) he is absentee, and never a hero)
    Also preferably not a cliche involved with, or ex drug dealer or gang member, which seems to be another go to trope?
    Just wondering, appearing regularly in a book.
    Since Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority, how well they are represented.
    Like someone who hangs with JLA or Avengers, Defenders, or recognized as a regular positive recurring member on any prominent team?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Also with that, I'd like to ask. Are there yet any ongoing main stream titles either solo or on a team, with a regular, strong, positive, adult, male latino/hispanic hero.
    Yes adult, male, in bold specific, cause I can't remember seeing this. Usually if any it defaults to either either a girl or young kid.
    Also preferably not an ex drug dealer or gang member member, which seems to be another go to trope?
    Just wondering, appearing regularly in a book.
    Like who hangs regularly with JLA or Avengers or any other prominent team.

    Thanks!

    When I was fancying myself as a freelance writer, gig here, gig there, screenplays was always the end goal and I wrote a partial treatment of a story- 20 years ago with Danny Trejo as my lead. It was a boardroom drama in fictionalized US (I was going for a Don McGregor lite version of things). When someone says that the only real times they see minorities is on TV, well shit that goes for some minorities too unfortunately. Dude has a HUGE black following, no shade at all he's our Ricky Ricardo for lack of a better reference. Antonio Bandaras was cool but he was too fly. Trejo in a suit, in a boardroom as a boss was something I would have bought into that I would have never seen outside of a telanovela. So long answer, no in TV or movies and hell no in a comic book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Thanks.




    Wait, wasn't this the origin they used for Tyroc? What happened later that made them change their minds?
    In the 60's the Editors were mainly worried about pissing off Newspaper vendors Down South.

    In the 1907's the DC Editor wanted to copy Marvel who already had came out with Storm in '75 and Blaxplotation movies were big at the time so they felt safer copying timely popular culture.

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    Hakusensha Contest Seeks Manga Starring African Hero

    Japanese publisher Hakusensha's Manga Lab blog for aspiring manga creators is holding two contests for overseas artists. The publisher is accepting applications for “African Sci-Fi Hero Manga Creators” and “Shonen Manga Coliseum” contests.
    The African Sci-Fi Hero Manga Contest is recruiting artists for a story that will center on an African hero. Submissions should be based on Hakusensha's tentatively titled READ manga by Rene Hoshino, a manga creator who raised in both Japan and Cameroon. The winner's work will be serialized on both the Manga Park and Manga Park W app, which launched in Africa earlier this year. Manga Park W has been downloaded over 200,000 times by users in Kenya and Nigeria with plans to expand it to more African countries soon.
    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/int...n-hero/.150082

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Vega View Post
    The Legion Of Super Heroes series has never been a bastion of progressiveness.

    Ferro Lad and Shadow Lass were supposed to have been Black until Mort Weisenger allegedly told Jim Shooter that doing that would make stores in the South refuse to sell the title.

    But at this point when we have already Black legionnaires like Tyroc, Invisible Kid (Foccart), Computo, Quantum Queen, Quantum Kid and Catspaw, Asian Legionnares like Karate Kids 1 and 2 and Dragon Mage do we really NEED any racebent Legionnaires?

    What's wrong with using what is already there?
    Let's look at the new 34 members now:


    (I think the one that was named Sensor Girl was shown to be Princess Projectra).

    Catspaw is there but is now gender-bent and more alien looking, and Invisible Kid is there but probably doesn't have a visible form so I guess they no longer have an identifiable race.

    If we are to use Legion Appreciation thread as a pool, all the characters you mentioned, not one of them is fondly looked upon or reminisced about in that thread, a couple of times people bring them up but it's dismissed or there are a couple of replies but all that thread talks about are the same stories, the same writers/artists, and the same characters.

    Is the thread just an echo chamber or do people just not give a crap about those characters (who just all happen to be poc).

    If that thread is a pool of what Legion fans think, this is why we have racebent characters now.

    I know what people are thinking 'why not just invest time in them' and I agree but I'm also well aware of the fact that it most likely wouldn't help, the coversations would never center around them outside of this thread; maybe if those characters were used more in the past they would be one of the favorites in the present but right now they're not even in the top 20 legion characters mentioned on this forum and outside of it.
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    Bruce Lee/Tarantino thing is funny

    People who actually knew Lee as friends or family- "wth this is disrespectful as hell"

    Tarantino who read about him- "no no its ok!"

    Tarantino stans: "you are being sensitive, here are 100 excuses that Tarantino himself didn't but this is what he meant!"

    I don't care either way, don't lik eTarantino, this weird and the same a thte same time though
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    Mortal Kombat has cast it's Jax, Raiden and Mileena actors.

    https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08...ax-and-mileena

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    Cannon Busters season one is out now on Netflix. Created by Lesean Thomas (I still have the first issue of the comic buried somewhere in the archives) who was also involved with the Boondocks animated series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    Also with that, I'd like to ask. Are there yet any ongoing main stream (Marvel or DC) titles either solo or on a team, with a regular, strong, positive, adult, male latino/hispanic hero?
    Yes adult, male, in bold specific, cause I can't remember seeing this. Usually if any it defaults to either a young woman or young kid) where the mother is vaguely Latino, and the father (if adult male Latino) he is absentee, and never a hero)
    Also preferably not a cliche involved with, or ex drug dealer or gang member, which seems to be another go to trope?
    Just wondering, appearing regularly in a book.
    Since Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority, how well they are represented.
    Like someone who hangs with JLA or Avengers, Defenders, or recognized as a regular positive recurring member on any prominent team?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Vega View Post
    The Legion Of Super Heroes series has never been a bastion of progressiveness.

    Ferro Lad and Shadow Lass were supposed to have been Black until Mort Weisenger allegedly told Jim Shooter that doing that would make stores in the South refuse to sell the title.

    But at this point when we have already Black legionnaires like Tyroc, Invisible Kid (Foccart), Computo, Quantum Queen, Quantum Kid and Catspaw, Asian Legionnares like Karate Kids 1 and 2 and Dragon Mage do we really NEED any racebent Legionnaires?

    What's wrong with using what is already there?
    Because if you look at at some of those stories with those POC-they tend to not be the best of the best in story telling at times.

    Or no one can remember anything that they have done aside form dying in the case of Quantum Kid (male version) and most of Foccart's shift as President was wiped out or is no longer cannon.

    Quantum Kid (male version) did nothing until he died (I own those few issue he appeared in).

    Wait, wasn't this the origin they used for Tyroc? What happened later that made them change their minds?
    Yes it was the same story for him.


    Racebenting MAKES them include a POC instead of whoever is already around or make a new person with ZERO history.

    See Pete Ross on Smallville. Other than Ron the black guy Lana married and had a kid by before New 52 wouldn't show up in Smallville. John Henry Irons nor his family was around. Keith Roberts White (Perry White's no NONEXISTENCE son) wasn't born yet.

    Same issue with Supergirl-black males were MIA in her universe too. Although her New 52 book and current book had her INTERESTED in black males. New 52 had a black guy in wheelchair and Rebirth had one-who somehow ended up in Titans and flirting with Natasha Irons.

    See Hasbro's MASK-what did Hondo do on that show? Thus you get a black Matt Tracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G. Boney View Post


    Cannon Busters season one is out now on Netflix. Created by Lesean Thomas (I still have the first issue of the comic buried somewhere in the archives) who was also involved with the Boondocks animated series.
    just started watching episode 1. Gotta give my hats off to Netflix on this one
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    Whoever posted the YouTube clip of new anime CannonBusters THANKS!! had to chill with my 10 year old nephew this past weekend and we both enjoyed it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G. Boney View Post


    Cannon Busters season one is out now on Netflix. Created by Lesean Thomas (I still have the first issue of the comic buried somewhere in the archives) who was also involved with the Boondocks animated series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindofShadow View Post
    Bruce Lee/Tarantino thing is funny

    People who actually knew Lee as friends or family- "wth this is disrespectful as hell"

    Tarantino who read about him- "no no its ok!"

    Tarantino stans: "you are being sensitive, here are 100 excuses that Tarantino himself didn't but this is what he meant!"

    I don't care either way, don't lik eTarantino, this weird and the same a thte same time though
    I read something from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that basically put that Lee was a huge advocate or Asian people being taken more seriously in film and Tarantino's pretty much sent the message that what ever you do the "white man" is still better than you.
    Surely not everybody was kung fu fighting

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    Sometimes I forget the connection between Kareem & Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Ronin View Post
    I read something from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that basically put that Lee was a huge advocate or Asian people being taken more seriously in film and Tarantino's pretty much sent the message that what ever you do the "white man" is still better than you.
    Not making excuses for Tarantino but there is a lot of racism in martial arts films/anime. Black ppl are usually served up as fodder to the good guys or bad guys. It's kinda ridiculous really.

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