Let’s Petition Marvel to Cast an Asian American Iron Fist

Do we really need another blue-eyed, blond white male superhero? No. The answer is no.

You’ve probably heard this week’s big news about a woman taking up the Thor mantle and African American hero Sam Wilson/Falcon becoming Captain America. While advocates for comics diversity are cheering (and racists/misogynists are raging), people like Keith Chow have a more tempered reaction. Yes, it’s a big deal that these blue-eyed, blond white male superheroes are being replaced by women and minorities, but remember that we’re talking about comics here. Changes like these last for half a year before the characters return to the status quo. (more…)