I don’t read comic books, I don’t collect them, and I couldn’t tell you the slightest thing about them. I collected baseball cards in my youth. They are now worth less than the paper they’re printed on and comic books go for loads of loot. Let’s just say I probably should have chosen comic books. That said, this sort of PC garbage would have made me burn that collection faster than the steroids era in Major League Baseball.
I could probably name five comic book characters – those that have had their comic story adapted to the big screen. And among those, I could probably only tell you the background of two – Superman and Spider-Man. Both a couple of white dudes that couldn’t talk to girls but saved the planet on the side.
No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may be gone, a new kid is stepping into the tights: Miles Morales.
Miles Morales is a half-black, half-Hispanic super-powered teen who gets into the hero game after being inspired by Parker’s death.
“He’s younger than Peter Parker, he’s coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view,” writer Brian Michael Bendis told the Associated Press. Bendis, who has been writing Ultimate Spider-Man (and many other) comics for Marvel since 2000, is enthusiastic about the change. “I’m now sitting with a pile of legitimately new Spider-Man stories to tell and that is the best news a writer could have.”
I suppose this is that old even Santa Claus can be black argument that PC morons love to float. At what point do the a-holes that still think this way begin to realize that playing the color-driven race game only moves the ball in the wrong direction? Kids don’t need to see Spider-Man as a mixed-race minority to understand that we no longer live in a white-run world of prejudice and racial barriers to achievement. They need you to quit screwing with their superheros before they develop a dueling complex of your making.
Throwing a mask on a mixed-race superhero. Real cool lefty d-bags. What? He’s not “good” enough to do it without the disguise?
See… Two can play that game. Stop screwing with our superheros. And stop screwing with our kids.