Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Green Lantern #0: OK, Let's See If I Have This Right, DC...

This is Davood Nassur, codenamed Sharif.


From the original intended cover of Superman #712


Created by William Messner-Loebs and Curt Swan, Davood is a Muslim whose family lived in Metropolis. He has telekinetic powers and originally appeared with the codename Sinbad in a 1990 Superman 3-parter.




In 2011, Davood was supposed to be revisited under his new codename Sharif in one of the stories in Chris Roberson's portion of the "Grounded" arc, but DC shelved the story at the last moment.


DC Comics deemed HIM too controversial to publish last year.


Yet they decided THIS GUY wasn't.


From the upcoming Green Lantern#0

This is´╗┐ DC's newest, as-yet-unnamed Green Lantern, scheduled to appear in their September books.


Yes, that's a dark-skinned Muslim hero who's.....wearing a ski-mask, brandishing a gun, and looking more ready to rob a convenience store than to save the universe from Darkseid or the Sinestro Corps. Ah, Geoff Johns. Racially sensitive as ever!


Yet, according to DC, he's STILL less controversial than THIS GUY.




Do I have that right. DC?

5 Comments:

At 12:26 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

Um...yeah. Not really feeling the Green Lantern love here. Even I think this is a bad idea.

 
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