Between Marvel and Me

15 05 2017

Manhattan

Ta just learned a valuable lesson:

The universe of people who gush over Ta griping about his black body and the universe of comic book fans are two very different universes.

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15 05 2017
The Gentle Grizzly

From the article: “Ta-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated public intellectual…”

Celebrated? By whom?

15 05 2017
countenance

Celebrated by the kind of people that celebrate celebrated public intellectuals.

15 05 2017
Dr Duke

Himself.

15 05 2017
Alex the Goon

The media has been very desirous that a black “intellectual” do well. There is a little hope invested in Ta’Nessee, and he got a lot of credit that he didn’t deserve.

15 05 2017
countenance

And that’s another thing.

What in blue blazes is a “public intellectual?” How does a public intellectual differ, compare and contrast from/to a private intellectual?

15 05 2017
High Arka

Spawn did okay with a black superhero, but wasn’t celebrated for being black because the plot wasn’t about being black. Similar occurrences abound in books by or about women, and books by or about homos: if the plot isn’t about the challenges of being gay/black/female/etc., then the character is irrelevant. Sort of telegraphs the empty fate of diversity once the unifying enemy is gone.




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