The moves Marvel is making now will have a greater impact on race and gender relations in this country than any politician or activist.— Dan Hevia (@DanHevia)July 17, 2014I quit.
One day African American households all over the country will add a photo of Marvel’s executive management team to photos of Mandela, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Obama on their mantle. Elders will regale youth with stories of an African American character who briefly replaced Captain America and a single title featuring an African American female character. Why, a black man even led a third (or fourth) tier Avengers team! If we’re really lucky, one day they might even hire an African American to tell these stories! Or any story!