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Saturday, March 07, 2009 

DC's New Guardians was an experiment in multiculturalism?

The Northeast Pennsylvania Times-Leader has an article about 2 professors at Misericordia University running a comics class on race and graphic narrative in postwar USA, and they say that:
A key piece of the course is reviewing the 1980s comic book series “New Guardians.” With international superheroes, all stereotyped, Austin called it “a 1980s attempt at multiculturalism that’s gone pretty terribly wrong.”
That's interesting, but then look at some of DC's more recent efforts: they even tarnished and embarrassed some of their minor superheroes all for the sake of multiculturalism! (Firestorm, Atom, Blue Beetle, Question.)

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