Originally Posted by mugen81
There was a Static Shock cartoon back in 03-05, but I remember when he was first introduce and it was alot of hype around him due to the fact he was African American, but I feel people know who Ironman, The Hulk,SpiderMan, etc generally( Thor has always been in that weird realm of Almost Famous type superhero), because those are iconic heroes just Like Batman and Superman, so even though I don't see any problem with minorities playing the icons of the comic world, I truly believe the world isn't ready for that, especially comic book snobs, main reason I stopped reading alot of my favs plus trying to keep up with all the story lines... Mostly into mangas now but the why they are about to bastardize Akira, makes Ben Affleck look like another Oscar Nominee lol
The world clearly isnt ready for that. Internet damn near got split in two when Donald Glover said he wanted to play Spiderman, or when they announced Ultimate Spiderman was black, or when they announced the original GL was gay, etc.
EDIT: And a few people were mad that one of the gods in Thor, a comic loosely based on Norse mythology, was black.
The only superheroes people knew about before these movies are Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Cpt America, Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk and F4 (as well as other characters in their respective comics)
Thor and Ironman were both "almost famous" but still, at least 70% of people who knew them picked up a comic before. I don't recall the Iron Man cartoon even being popular.
I remember in high school we had nerd day where we dressed like a nerd. I brough an Avengers comic to school. Can't remember what issue it was but most people did not know who Iron Man was and nobody knew what the Avengers were.Edited by sunshineblotters - 8/25/13 at 5:09pm