#162 | Not All Superheroes are White Men

In 2017, most media companies are finally starting to see the light and embrace diversity. However, Marvel Comics – the folks behind the X-Men, Iron Man and other fan favorites – recently expressed that publishing comics featuring women, people of color and LGBT folks was hurting their sales. Predictably, outrage ensued. Joining the mob with our pitchforks and witty repartee, the Say Something Nice Crew analyzes Marvel’s efforts toward diversity in comics, films such as “Doctor Strange” and television shows like “Iron Fist.” Study up, kids: There’s a quiz at the end.

 

SHOW NOTES:

• 00:00:00: Intro/The Marvel Diversity Debate

• 01:02:54: Can You Name 7 Diverse Comic Book Heroes?

• 01:21:37: Race-Bending Characters/Outro

 

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