The Blacksuperpower Universe Thrives Despite Entertainment’s White Privilege
Guest post by Kwanza Osayefo
There is an odd resistance to the concept of a world where only black people have superpowers. Yet, we’ve all accepted nearly 100 years of media in which only white men have superpowers.
Black representation in media hasn’t even reached levels that reflect actual demographics in the US – so opposition needs to chill out. There’s just one comic where only black people have superpowers.
It’s weird that people take for granted that blerds have accepted casts of entirely white comics for the history of the medium, but when the characters are mostly black, some of those same people start feeling a way.
I created BLACK because I was inspired by seeing my face and culture represent in Milestone comics. Their absences meant young black kids today wouldn’t have that same acknowledgment of themselves as I did.
Below you can find the variant cover for White and first five pages of the series.