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Thursday, April 14, 2022 

Early 20s writer creates his own Black-led comics universe

PR Newswire announced the story of an African-American creator who's just 21, and developed his own universe with mainly Black stars:
Absalon White Jr. "instagram.com/absalonwhitejr" a 21 year old African American comic book writer from Arizona, has launched his very own black led comic book universe "Verendus Comics." He first began writing at the age of 14, and 6 years later, his first comic book "Instant" was released February 14, 2022 on Amazon "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SKJS3D4", the Kindle app, and Comixology! You can check out the trailer for Instant below!
And what's surely most important is that the guy hopes everybody, no matter their racial background, will try out his products:
"The reason I created a superhero universe centering around black superheroes, is simply because there aren't enough black superheroes in the world. If I were to ask your average Joe who doesn't know anything about superheroes, to name 5 white superheroes, he could do that in a heartbeat, but if I were to ask that same person to name 5 black superheroes, he'd have a hard time naming 2, let alone 5. And so I wanted to create a black led comic book universe that other kids and adults that look like me, can have superheroes that look like them, to look up to. With all that being said, I don't want there to be any confusion, my comics are not only for the black community, my comics are for the world, and for every ethnicity to enjoy and relate to. Whether you're black, white, Hispanic, Asian etc. my comics are for all. And I hope that anyone who reads my comics no matter their ethnicity, is able to connect with my superheroes on a personal level and see themselves in my heroes."
Let's consider that was undoubtably how previous white generations thought too, when they marketed their comics for the mainstream, in contrast to modern leftist ideologues, who can market their products very narrowly. And that's the tragic fault of modern PC advocates penetrating the mainstream, marketing according to narrow ideology rather than to everybody, and not leaving divisive ideologies out of the picture. So the young guy launching his own line here is going about things the right way, by sharp contrast, and appealing to all regardless of race/ethnicity. That's how to market entertainment.

But who knows if the wider membership of contributors to comicdom in the mainstream will learn from that?

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