27 Feb Issue #106 – “Black Characters”
In this week’s issue, we discuss black characters in DC. From groundbreaking to misguided, from Milestone to Tyroc. But first, we break down the latest in DC news.
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News and Notes
(20:15) Batman: Damned Cancelled
(28:51) New Details For Young Animal Titles
(31:05) Batman/TMNT 3 Coming This Spring
(34:43) Batman: TAS New Action Figures
(37:56) CW’s The Flash To Lose Cisco
(44:30) Explaining Icon.
(49:50) Thoughts on black characters taking over mantles from white characters.
(57:40) Thoughts on the new Spawn movie.
(60:15) Favorite look for Cyborg.
(64:35) Good entry points for iconic black characters.
(68:42) What black DC characters need a movie or TV adaptation?
(75:54) Favorite black Milestone hero.
(79:08) Reimagining a DC character as a person of color.
(86:45) Where Static has been recently and fan-casting a live action version.
(93:19) Thoughts on Tanya Spears.
(96:03) Characters reimagined as black.
(101:10) Defining John Stewart.
(106:06) Did the evolution of technology world-wide lead to Cyborg being included in the Justice League or is he a “diversity hire”?
(109:04) Least liked black character. Black character with the most untapped potential.
(113:08) Making Mister Terrific more present in the DCU.
(121:16) Is New 52 Wally West as fast as the other Wally West?
(122:05) Is Detective John Jones canonically black or white?
(124:16) Is Icon from Krypton?
(126:41) Richard’s true feelings on the Black Lightning show.
(130:38) The worst example of a black character naming convention.
(133:59) Insell Duck
(135:22) Solid State
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