Why diversity among A-listers matters: the new Thor and Captain America

Sam Wilson as Captain America

Much has been written about this by everyone else over the past week, but I guess I’m obligated to chime in as well. Marvel’s announced plans to replace Captain America and Thor. For Thor, a woman will be assuming the role of the Mighty One after Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) rejects him as being “unworthy” of … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Nick Fury

Nick Fury

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Nick Fury. That is, the Ultimate Marvel universe version of Nick Fury, not the long-running Marvel character in mainstream continuity. This version of Nick Fury was introduced in “Ultimate Marvel Team-Up” #5 in 2001, and was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Allred. Based on the mainstream … Read more

New Ultimate Marvel Spider-Man revealed to be biracial teen

No spoilers warning, since this story’s already all over every other website by now… Since its debut in 2000, I admit I haven’t paid a ton of attention to Marvel’s Ultimate line of books. Ultimate Marvel is an alternate universe (to the mainstream Marvel one) that’s meant to be easier to get into, with less … Read more