With so many classic comic book characters changing race these days, wouldn't it be appropriate if we made the flash in order to mimic life? I mean fastest male sprinters tend to be black so it would kind of male sense for the fastest comic book hero to also be black.
What do you guys think?
Most Helpful Guy
thats a fucking stupid ass question. no. they shouldn't. especially not barry allen. they shouldn't have even made iris or wally west black. they want a black superhero, they can pick john stewart, connor hawke, vic stone, john henry irons. or just make a new fucking character altogether. and their retcon of wally west for the new 52 was at best tokenism and at worst straight up pandering to racism. its easier to just race swap a new character than it is to create a new one... thats not just fucking stupid if the intention was to be more politically correct or cater to demographics (which by the way, isn't why anyone should write stories) its just plain lazy writing. at least you can take blue marvel, whose entire existence was meant to create a racial discussion, as an entirely new black character, rather than just trying to make a black sentry, or a black tony stark. even miles morales, who people can still agree is just kinda boring on all fronts, is at least the spiderman of some distant future and not some black peter parker. which is why its stupid that they're trying to make a black mary jane. you can't just make a new female character as a love interest thats black? you have to not only exploit peoples need to see memorable characters, but also shit on those characters as well?
Most Helpful Girl
Either Barry Allen (flash) or Hal Jordan (green lantern) could be black the names work well as either a white or black man.
In a standing like justice league they are sidekick enough that it wouldn't worry too many people what their race is.. id like black Green Lantern :)