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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 

The terrible Truth Reborn?

A contributor to CBR's Robot 6 blog is asking if a new 5-part miniseries called "Reborn" is going to boomerang back on the premise of Marvel's 2003 race-baiting monstrosity, The Truth: Red, White and Black, which claimed the super-soldier project Steve Rogers volunteered for to become Captain America, exploited black soldiers for testing. A miniseries that, lest we forget, bore stereotypical artwork (something I notice that Robot 6 doesn't seem to mention) drawn by one Kyle Baker, which had the effect of making me lose respect for him.

Is it possible that they're going to double back on the ludicrous premise they coughed up those 6 years ago? Sadly, judging from their output until now, it is possible. And if that's what they're planning, nobody should have to waste their money on "Reborn". In fact, if memory serves, Ed Brubaker, who's writing the current mini with Bryan Hitch, said that he's fine with Truth: RWB's premise.

Marvel's been keeping all the info on Reborn hidden underneath a bushel until its debut July 15, so in order to maintain what they're hoping will be their next publicity stunt for short-term profit. But I think no matter how this turns out, it'd be better left unread and unpurchased.

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