Midwest Comic Book Archive

thecomicsvault:

This is a good example of the differences between Marvel & DC, especially when it came to race relations. In the Green Lantern books, DC was just starting to address the issue of racism. They didn’t do it with a black superhero, but instead had a one-off character point out that Hal is a racist.

Marvel had already established a few black superheros by the early 70s, some even headlined their own book. Chief among them was Black Panther, who is literally attacked by Klansmen attempting to burn him on a cross. Clearly one publisher had a more subtle approach to this topic than the other.

But while everyone knows the "black skins" speech from GL #76, I think the Black Panther panel is much more powerful. It doesn’t (for lack of a better term) white-wash the issue of racism by reducing it to a soundbite. Instead it shows racism at it’s purest and most disgusting. It shows that even though he’s a superhero and a king, T’Challa was treated like any other black man in America.

GREEN LANTERN Vol. 2, #76 (April 1970)
Art by Neal Adams (pencils), Frank Giacioa (inks) & Cory Adams (colors)
Words by Dennis O’Neil 

JUNGLE ACTION Vol. 2, #20 (March 1976)
Art by Billy Graham (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks) & Janice Cohen (colors)
Words by Don McGregor


dshalv:

Keep an eye out for DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2.
It features a story by Jordie Bellaire and myself… in fact it’s Jordie’s writing debut! Also lettered by Ed Brisson, above is a preview page.
Hope you all check it out; means we might get to do more.
Dark Horse Presents #2 Out September 17, 2014 FC, 48 pages; Ongoing $4.99

This is like the She & Him of comic book duos and I am into it. View Larger

dshalv:

Keep an eye out for DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2.

It features a story by Jordie Bellaire and myself… in fact it’s Jordie’s writing debut! Also lettered by Ed Brisson, above is a preview page.

Hope you all check it out; means we might get to do more.

Dark Horse Presents #2
Out September 17, 2014
FC, 48 pages; Ongoing
$4.99

This is like the She & Him of comic book duos and I am into it.