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Subj: Re: Too many minority characters..
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 05:52:42 pm EDT (Viewed 80 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Too many minority characters..
Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 at 11:55:42 am EDT (Viewed 11 times)

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I'm not sure how expressing your individual love for this book disputes my assertion. This has been a point of discussion for a while even among comic creators:

http://black-comic-makers.deviantart.com/journal/Why-Black-Comics-don-t-Sell-219324141

My point is, stating "too many minority characters" don't sell books is as erroneous as saying "too many green characters" don't sell books. And just because you site an article that is 6 years old doesn't make your point any more valid. Your argument is flawed and your proof is based on opinion. Be it Spawn or Miles Morales, a minority character can and has carried a book, a well written book is a well written book, regardless of the skin color of it's characters.

I like to think that when your typical purchasing audience is older, male and middle class*, they want a good book over a book full of characters that look just like them. So to draw your conclusion just seems fallacious.

* http://www.comicsbeat.com/dc-retailer-survey-results-older-male-middle-class-avid/

Now if you want to make an argument regarding poorly written or pointedly written books like Marvel's 'America' by Gabby Rivera, well, that is a different story. That book I can not defend for so many reasons. But that has to do with someone pushing their political view.


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