fuck yeah superheroes: Change Can Happen: Marvel Reveals Mighty Avengers Team





In April of 2001 Tom Brevoort gave an interview to CBR – here is an excerpt:

an idea that never got as far as an official title, but it was essentially “Black Avengers.” It was “Let’s put all the African or African-American heroes together…

This will be my new team but wtf who is the power man and I like that Spectrum is the leader. Luke and Marvel? Power Hitters.

i want this to work so bad. and the first time I see y’all motherfuckers that have never read comics hop out the blue talking about “ain’t no black writers on that book” i’ll clown the fuck out of you.

Has it been a decade already?  Monica Rambeau’s got another name change?

Seems like Marvel is on that once every 10 years, we’ll try a black superhero come up.  Can’t say that I’m a fan of Marvel’s black superhero track record (nope I sure can’t) or hold my breath for the once in a while black history lesson but I keep hoping that one of these days, something will stick

It’s been 10 years since Marvel’s last big black superhero push in 2003 (not counting whenever one of the “mainstream” Marvel writers takes a fancy to a black character, like Luke Cage)

and Christopher Priest’s The Crew

Christopher Priest’s The Crew

So they’re about due

And it is way past time that Marvel’s given one of their best black characters, 

Her true due (oh, she also led the main Avengers for a while, a nice long run and her leadership skills are right up there with Captain America himself, this ain’t her first time to the rodeo, okay)

…but we’ve been down this road with her before, too. 

Way too many times.

Maybe this time will be different but, just in case, I’ll see y’all back here in 2023

fuck yeah superheroes: Change Can Happen: Marvel Reveals Mighty Avengers Team






Black Lightning, his daughters Thunder & Lightning and their (possible) descendants 1,000 + years in the future, twins Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass (Light Lass, Spark) and their evil big brother, Lightning Lord

Why the fuck should black people have white as fuck descendent

 someone  was probably trying to make some statement about how there won’t be racism in the future cause the whole “history is a story of progression nonsense” by whitewashing his descendents. not even gonna hide that narrative behind biracial/light skinned looking niggas. just straight white 

Uh, no, lightning lad and his sister were aliens that look human. They weren’t born with their powers, but got them when attacked by a creature with lightning attacks. Nothing in their story could be that they are descendants for black lightning and his family. Let the black hero’s have something of our own, shit

except lightning lad and his crew are from winath and not descended from Jefferson and his family at all

the fuck is this fandom

the fuck is this


here we go…

I love how some of you took out my earlier comments about how it could be possible for Lightning Lad and Lass in the 31st Century ancestors in the 21st Century being Black Lightning.  There is a long Legion Of Super Heroes history of how Mon-El seeded, with Earth human DNA, the many worlds that would become, by the 31st Century, the United Planets, one of which is the homeworld of Legionnaires Lightning Lad and Lass and their evil big brother, Lightning Lord

Here is what I said in an earlier commentary about how Jefferson Pierce could be a ancestor of Lightning Lad and Lass

Let’s take it to another level; I think that this has been retconned out of the super convoluted history of the LSH, Mon’el being the “seeder” of the various planets of what would become the United Planets in the 31st Century.  Maybe he got to what would become the Ranzz home planet, saw the close distance to the planetoid Korbal and put a little X-Factor in the seeding process that would provide a genetic shield against lightning beasts, in the event that someone came across Korbal.  But since their planet became known for farming, not space travel, the gene became recessive, only to be activated when the Ranzzs got struck.  It’s possible, knowing that on other worlds you have everything from shrinking to magnetic abilities, so this could be possible as well.

Never mind that, in the past, you have had other Legionnaires, Cosmic Boy comes to mind, who were born on other worlds in the future, that could find possible ancestors on 20th Century Earth.

If you knew your comic book history, you would know some of this and not automatically assume that I was attempting some kind of “purification” of black super heroes future with my thoughts on Jefferson Pierce’s future descendants.  Especially when there many minority and black superheroes in the 31st Century, especially the daughter of one of the Tornado Twins, who’s father was The Flash

legionnaire XS

XS—a superhero of color.

Also, many of you who are talking this nonsense about how it couldn’t be possible that black folks couldn’t be ancestors of white folks and vice versa….Really?  You can’t be serious, right? 

Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball/42 Movie Review


“We’ve got no army. There’s virtually nobody on our side. No owners, no umpires, very few newspapermen. And I’m afraid that many fans will be hostile. We’ll be in a tough position. We can win only if we can convince the world that I’m doing this because you’re a great ballplayer, a fine gentleman.”—Branch Rickey


When I saw the first previews for the movie 42, with the Jay-Z beat in the background, I cringed:

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In Honor Of 42 The Movie and Jackie Robinson/5 Black Baseball Related Movies That You May Or May Not Have Seen



The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Despite its lack of production values and box-office “names,” The Jackie Robinson Story is one of the best and most convincing baseball biopics ever filmed. Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson plays himself, and quite well indeed. The film traces Robinson’s career from his college days, when he excelled as a track star at Pasadena College and as UCLA’s All-Sports record holder. Upon his graduation, Robinson tries to get a coaching job, but this is the 1940s, and most doors are closed to black athletes. After serving in the army, Robinson plays with the Negro Baseball League, where his uncanny skills attract the attention of Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Anxious to break down the “color line” that exists in major-league baseball, Robinson is chosen in 1946 to play for the Brooklyn farm team in Montreal. In a harrowing sequence, Rickey lets Robinson know what he’s in for by bombarding him with insults and racial slurs. The manager is merely testing Robinson’s ability to withstand the pressure: he wants a black ballplayer “with guts enough not to fight back.” Robinson agrees to ignore all racial epithets for the first two years of his Brooklyn contract. Despite the unabashed hatred to which he is subjected during his year with Montreal, Robinson steadfastly continues to turn the other cheek, and in 1947 he graduates to the Dodgers lineup. After a slow start, Robinson justifies the faith put in him by Rickey. The Dodgers win the pennant race, and slowly but surely the ban on black players vanishes in the Big Leagues. Though a model of restraint by 1990s standards, The Jackie Robinson Story is surprisingly frank in its detailing of the racial tensions of its own era. It falters only in a couple of silly vignettes involving comic-relief ballplayer Ben Lessey. The cast is uniformly fine, including Louise Beavers as Robinson’s mother, Ruby Dee as his wife Rae (Deewould later play Robinson’s mother in the 1990 TV movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson), Joel Fluellen as his brother Mac, Minor Watson as Branch Rickey, and best of all, Richard Lane as Montreal manager Clay Hopper.

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