Comics industry draws on diversity Print

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A long article on the New York Times: x-ray vision; teleportation; shape-shifting; flight. The special abilities of superheroes are certainly diverse, but historically the faces behind the masks have been much less so. Out of costume the biggest difference was black hair or blond. Green skin was more common than any shade of brown. And on the rare occasion when nonwhite heroes were included, names like Black Panther and Black Lightning telegraphed the difference.

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