“Old” Marvel Hero to Take a Look at Race Relations

Kevin Grevioux will be taking a look at race relations and super heroes in a limited series being published by Marvel comics.  The series will be coming out some time in November and last for 6 issues.  The series introduces a new character called “Blue Marvel” who will be written into Marvel history. The series takes a look at how a masked black super hero functioned in the 1950’s and 1960’s and what happens when his identity is discovered.

This will definitely be added to my monthly list and I look forward to what might be a very interesting study of race in comics over the years.  Here’s hoping someone looks at the blaxploitation of the Marvel 70’s (ah Falcon and Luke Cage speaking jive).

IGN has a full interview with the creator of the series.