The end of February is just 2 days away. Like, my previous post I've been doing a lot of research on african american characters in comics this month. Since it is Black History Month I thought it would be interesting to find out about all the characters of color that grace the panels of comics for decades. Lately, some fanboys have been upset to certain "changes" in some of the most Iconic characters. Like Sam Wilson becoming the new Captain America And Miles Morales As the New Ultimate Spidey Or even with gender with the new Female Thor.
I find the changes to be super exciting and modern and What's wrong with a different take and a different spin on these beloved characters that have been around of over 50 years. I, wanted to share a few characters that I think should get their own ongoing series or at least a limited series and they all happen to be a character of color since of course this is the end of Black History Month.
Of course Static is my first choice to have an ongoing series! I love the character I've been a huge fan of the Milestone/DC McDuffie collaboration since the 90's. Virgil Hawkins is endearing and a very likable character. I don't think he got a fair shot in the New 52 when it launched a few years ago. He deserves a decent team on his series and, he should rejoin the Teen Titans!
I also mention in my previous post that the milestone characters are slated to make a comeback sometime this year. My second choice for an ongoing is Icon. Again, another Milestone character not only does Icon have the power that channels Superman's he's also has the charisma and the god-like presence of Supes. I love his classic look but, they could update it a bit.
Number 3 on my list Is the adorable, smart, and feisty Bumblebee. There is a lot of criticism about DC being "too dark" "there's no comedy or lightness" in their comics well DC has turn that around a bit with Gotham Academy and The New team on Batgirl but, with Ant-man and Atom making their debuts on the big and small screen why, not bring Bumblebee into the mix. She's a fun character, relatable and there really isn't to many african american female characters in comics. I think people will have a positive reaction to this fun character.
Last but, certainly not least King T'challa himself Black Panther. I don't know why he doesn't have an ongoing already!! I know fans have been anticipating on the new Black Panther movie for months now. I know Marvel is genius at marketing and I'm sure they'll have a new Black Panther series right in time for the new movie but, this should've have been done with the launch of Marvel Now!! I mean come on it's Black Panther.