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Captain America and Whiteness: The Dilemma of the Superhero [Kindle Edition]

Paul Kersey
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Book Description

Captain America. Superman. Batman. The Green Lantern. Wolverine. Spider-Man. The Punisher. The Flash. Daredevil. Iron Man. Thor.

All heroes. All white. The most beloved characters from the pages of comics are all united in their whiteness. Captain America and Whiteness is the sequel to Hollywood in Blackface, a book that argued the quintessential white action star is being completely erased from cinema and replaced with Black Fictional Images (BFI). The dilemma is that Hollywood has come to rely on the highly marketable and lucrative - established - superheroes in a bid to remain profitable.

Superhero movies give white actors the opportunity to star where they once again save the world.These movies deny Will Smith the opportunity to monopolize that role.

In an age when "treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity", superhero movies and comics provide a window into a world where the concept of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" isn't an outdated mode of thinking.


Product Details

  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463688180
  • Publisher: SBPDL Publishing (July 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EOTEIQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #498,575 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Back in 2001, the Justice League cartoon came out. From the creators of the excellent "Batman: The Animated Series" the JL cartoon featured the introduction of a black male as the Green Lantern character.

For those unaware, the Green Lantern has traditionally been depicted as a white guy.

The reasoning from Bruce Timm?

As Kersey notes in the book, Timm told the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"Create and producer Bruce Timm, a sort of star in the confined world of superhero TV animation, said he chose a black superhero “so it wasn’t just a bunch of white guys saving the universe every day.”

And that quote is the crux of the Kersey's book of essays.

It's an engaging read, with in-depth analysis of Watchmen, the Marvel Comics "Civil War" saga, Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns," and a powerful essay at what an actual Captain America - frozen since the 1940s - would think about modern, multicultural America.

If you like comics, this is a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ! November 10, 2013
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A must read for all! People who call this work racist are unaware of the truth and some cannot take the truth. This book is an eye opener for all who read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Isn't it obvious February 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Telling the truth will get you everywhere, eh??

Youbetcha!!

It's about time!!! It just continues to go on so controlled by murdoch and Soros with their Marxist agenda....But truth still prevails.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Will Smith? January 7, 2014
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He laments the lack of Will Smith in saving the world superhero-style? Uh... Hancock, anyone?
Or Blade, Storm, Catwoman, or Spawn?
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