Once again, the liberals over at Marvel comics are prepared to bend over backwards to prove they are a PC friendly superhero universe.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic who focuses on “racial issues” in America – including an article he penned titled “The Case for Reparations” – and will now be writing Marvel’s latest comic book about an African American superhero named “Black Panther,” according to the New York Times.
The Black Lives Matter crowd is probably thrilled.
Coates, who until now has been known primarily for promoting the liberal racial agenda in the Atlantic by concentrating on the issue of reparations and black incarceration rates, will bring the 1960’s black superhero back to life in an apparent attempt to prove to the world that Marvel’s universe is still as “diverse” as ever.
“He has the baddest costume in comics and is a dude who is smarter and better than everyone,” said Axel Alonso, the editor in chief of Marvel, about the reintroduction of Black Panther to the Marvel universe.
The reintroduction of a superhero who is named after a militant (and racist) black-superiority group is just the beginning. Marvel also has plans to introduce the character into the Captain America movie franchise next year, followed by a full length feature film in 2018.
“Black Panther” isn’t the only attempt by Marvel to conform to its self-imposed diversity requirements. In recent years, the comic book company has toyed with a number of other characters pandering PC madness, including a new Spiderman with black and Puerto Rican parents, introducing Sam Wilson as a new black Captain America, and even creating a new female superhero — a teenage Muslim girl from New Jersey — named Ms. Marvel.
So, the idea to revive “Black Panther” in light of America’s recent racial tension isn’t necessarily surprising. And Marvel’s decision to solicit a race-baiting correspondent from the ultra-liberal Atlantic magazine is equally predictable.
Of course, Marvel’s pandering to liberal white privilege didn’t exactly go unnoticed on social media.
I can’t wait for the Black Panther to check my privilege. Please punish me for the circumstances of my birth, @tanehisicoates.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 23, 2015
@WIRED this should be great. Social Justice Warrior stuff is really popular with the kids.
— Rupert Pup! Kin (@Billyprops) September 22, 2015
— John Tanglewood (@jtangle76) September 22, 2015
In the end, Black Panther will probably be a huge hit with social justice warriors who are obsessed about “white privilege” and “Black Lives Matter.”
But that seems like something of a niche market for a comic book, doesn’t it?