Minorities in cartoons: Alejandro (“Total Drama”)

Alejandro Burromuerto from "Total Drama World Tour"

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Alejandro, a character on Teletoon’s “Total Drama” series. Alejandro (full name: Alejandro Burromuerto) is introduced along with a few other new contestants during the series’ third season, “Total Drama World Tour.” “World Tour” features a giant race around the world (parodying “The Amazing Race”), for a prize of $1 million … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Hero High”

"Hero High" cast

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Hero High,” a Filmation animated series that aired from 1981-82 on NBC. “Hero High” was about a high school for budding (but bumbling) teenage superheroes, where they learned the fine art of heroics and how to master their powers. (The same premise as the movie “Sky High,” but 25 years … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Doctor Mist

Doctor Mist and Superman from "DC Comics Presents" #46 (June 1982)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Doctor Mist, a DC Comics superhero. Doctor Mist first appeared in “Super Friends” #12 (June 1978), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Doctor Mist’s origin states he was originally known as Nommo, a wizard who was also the ruler of the fictional ancient African empire … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Mystique

Mystique from "X-Men: Evolution"

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Mystique, a Marvel Comics supervillain. Mystique (real name: Raven Darkhölme) first appeared as a cameo in “Ms. Marvel” #16 (April 1978), and made her first full appearance in “Ms. Marvel” #18 (June 1978). She was created by Chris Claremont and David Cockrum. Raven’s backstory’s quite “in-depth”…which of course means convoluted, … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Questionable Content”

Questionable Content

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Questionable Content,” a webcomic by Jeph Jacques. The strip began running in August 2003, and has since become one of the more prominent online webcomics. “Questionable Content” is a “slice-of-life” strip about the lives of a group of mostly twentysomething friends, lovers, and so forth. Per Wikipedia, the … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Scandal Savage

Scandal Savage

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Scandal Savage, a supervillain who appears in DC Comics. Scandal first appeared in “Villains United” #1 (July 2005), and was created by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham. Scandal is the daughter of longtime DC Comics villain Vandal Savage (an immortal caveman who wants to conquer the Earth) and … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Hulkling

Hulkling

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Hulkling (real names: Theodore “Teddy” Altman/Dorrek VIII), a superhero that usually appears with the teenaged superhero team the Young Avengers. Hulkling first appeared in “Young Avengers” #1 (April 2005), and was created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. Hulkling’s backstory states Teddy was born as “Dorrek VIII,” the son … Read more