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    Thumbs Down Superman's Planet is Racially Diverse Finally

    For the first time in 40 years, the comic fully reveals Kryptonians of color

    For those keeping their eyes open, there was a welcome return in last weeks Superman #683 comic book (featuring 100,000 Kryptonians like Superman coming to earth) non-white Kryptonians were clearly shown.

    There had been some squint and you can see them individuals in group shots earlier in the storyline, but the Sergio Leone-style showdown page showed the Kryptonian-equivalent of Africans and Asians. (Preview of Superman #683 here.)

    Big deal?

    Well, kind of. By and large, superheroes are still the domain of the idealized white man (and woman). For the character's first 30 years, Supermans homeworld of Krypton was all-white. It was only in 1971 33 years after Superman's debut in 1938 that the first non-white Kryptonian was seen. A few months later, the idea of non-white Kryptonians was expanded upon.

    In issue #239, a two-page map showed that Kryptonians of color had an island all to themselves, which is pretty embarrassing, says Mark Waid, Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief, occasional DC Comics writer, and pretty much expert in all things Superman.

    I cringe to tell you this, but the Kryptonians of Color were all on Vathlo Island, Home of a Highly Advanced Black Race. It wasn't until the mid-70s, when more World of Krypton back-up stories ran more regularly, that we really saw any ethnicity whatsoever on the planet.

    While hes not sure of how exactly Krypton's population diversified, Waid figures that it had to do with E. Nelson Bridwell, the assistant on the Superman books at the time. He took a special interest in caretaking the history and fictional culture of Krypton, Waid says. More than anyone else who ever lived, Nelson knew that world.

    Much like other mono-cultural planets of the Golden Age of science fiction, Krypton was a product of its time.

    For the rest of this non-sense go here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28543087/?gt1=43001


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    Superman . Never realy liked him. The only time I did was in that TV-show that is heavly based on Clark and his more real looking problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oski View Post
    For those keeping their eyes open, there was a welcome return in last week’s Superman #683 comic book (featuring 100,000 Kryptonians like Superman coming to earth) —

    Hmmm, not enough kryptonite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oski View Post
    I cringe to tell you this, but the Kryptonians of Color were all on Vathlo Island, Home of a Highly Advanced Black Race.
    They beez flyin, buildin' pyramidz, and moving big ass blocks of granite with da power of dey minds. Not to mention dey be fightin' da evil YT.

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    Wouldn't all of the races have mixed into one race by then? Then you would only have a society that values every person regardless of their contribution or abilities. In which it would be a society full of criminals and invalids and incapable of functioning properly. Our current situation is only possible in a time of transition (such as a destruction of civilization or Kali yuga) and wouldn't likely exist on any other planet at a given time.

    Though of course here krypton is depicted as racist. You have one black nation and one white nation. Isn't that a white nationalists dream?

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    Wouldn't all of the races have mixed into one race by then? Then you would only have a society that values every person regardless of their contribution or abilities. In which it would be a society full of criminals and invalids and incapable of functioning properly. Our current situation is only possible in a time of transition (such as a destruction of civilization or Kali yuga) and wouldn't likely exist on any other planet at a given time.

    Though of course here krypton is depicted as racist. You have one black nation and one white nation. Isn't that a white nationalists dream?
    "Then you would only have a society that values every person regardless of their contribution or abilities".

    Are you saying that the validity of your contributions and abilities is dependent on your race?

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    I suppose Superman's planet has gay rights marches now too.. :news:
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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    Western man is not allowed to have heroes exclusive to themselves anymore.

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    Look stop over-reacting - the source doesn't say superman's become black or hispanic, it's just saying his planet is racially diverse. Big difference. Does everyone on kripton have to be white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking King View Post
    Look stop over-reacting - the source doesn't say superman's become black or hispanic, it's just saying his planet is racially diverse. Big difference. Does everyone on kripton have to be white?
    Over reacting? Multiculturalism is being shoved down our throats from all directions and its not a big deal to you? Why are you on a preservationist forum if these things don't bother you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking King View Post
    Look stop over-reacting - the source doesn't say superman's become black or hispanic, it's just saying his planet is racially diverse. Big difference. Does everyone on kripton have to be white?
    This is a symptom of a more widespread phenomenon. I don't have, nor would many people have, a problem with Kripton having non-white people on it per se, but what I, and a lot of people, are sick of is the international Politically Correct movement with it's smug holier-than-thou attitude.

    Political correctness wherever it exists always seems to involve an almost fanatical zeal to "improve" society morally in some way; whether the general public likes it or not or finds it beneficial or not.

    There is an obvious fascistic element to this, advocates of political correctness are generally far too sure of the rightness of their approach and of the wrongness of their political opponents, far more sure than they have any right to be based on the evidence of the 20th century. PC is the public face of the all to apparent fascistic tendencies of the left.
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