Black Panther Super Hero Comic

As a professional comic book artist and comic book historian. Yep, I married Uber Nerd!

So, I think it’s important to point out that Stan Lee, co-creater of Black Panther, did so in a turbulent time (1966) of racial inequities, strife and down right human degradation of African Americans. Marvel’s recent push toward diversity and inclusion from comic book pages to the big screen is changing they way characters were once portrayed. They were almost all White.

Did you know that “Iron Man was black in the ’80s, but now Iron Man is also a woman. The Hulk is Korean American. Marjorie Liu penned the first gay marriage in comics for Astonishing X-Men in 2012; in 2014, Thor became the eighth Marvel title to feature a female lead protagonist.

And yes, Black Panther, a blockbuster movie ( grossed $1.346 billion… I looked that up!) with a black lead, and a black director, premiering during Black History Month made history by breaking the proverbial bank with basically everybody that went and watched and LOVED IT! Stan Lee knew way back in the day that there weren’t enough black superheroes and thought hey, let’s make some!” And he did.

From 1966 to 2018, things have changed, maybe not by leaps and bounds (that’s a different cinematic universe), but changing nonetheless. Here is one of Stan Lee’s Soap Box blurbs that he would put in at the end of his comics. Stan used his Soapbox as a force for good and encouraged readers to just flat out not be bigoted. By the way… Luke Cage is a badass, too!

Why I Didn’t Get The Job – My Accent

If they work in the US it’s important to try and improve the accent so they can do better at their jobs or move from company to company easily. This goes for the foreigners that work in Japan also, especially if you’ve been there for several years already. I’ll never understand why people can live in another country for several years and not bother to learn the language.

Finding humor in a very very different accent isn’t the same as mocking and belittling. I don’t think that’s what the video was doing at all. Just saying.
Japanese accents are very difficult to understand for native English speakers.

I personally have little to no problems with it since I speak Japanese and got used to how they speak and what English sounds they tend to mix up, but everyone I’ve talked to in America about it have said they have a hard time understanding it. But at least their grammar is usually better than the average Foreigner speaking Japanese.

Manila the capital, speaks the language quite fluenctly but we do have some regions where they have a unique accent when using the language but I think that’s ok. The same way that the Japanese have their way of pronouncing some English words.

I admire the Japanese for really loving their language and embracing it, instead of what we have now where most our youth can speak and understand English but are dumbfounded when asked to translate basic and correct Pilipino/Tagalog (our national language) because they’re so used to English or Taglish.

DC Universe Falling Apart?

The entire dc universe already needs to be rebooted. Batman v superman was aweful. Justice league was aweful. The only character development they have is superman. They waa trying too hard too compete with Marvel and just rushed a justice league movie.

Only certain characters work being dark. DC wanting to make everything dark is foolish. Hack Snyder making Superman a manic depressive schizophrenic was idiotic. He doesn’t work being dark like that and even making Batman a serial killer when his most popular incarnations in the comics are when he doesn’t kill. So now this crap with Dick Grayson being a cold blooded murderer is another foolish attempt to be overly dark.

I will admit that this past season of Supergirl was a disappointment compared to Seasons 1 and 2. Yes, Legends is a comedy, but I have no problem with that. Arrow is past its ‘best before’ date — this last season took material for a three episode story arc and stretched it out to a full season, with several episodes in which nothing of any consequence took place. The Flash is just plain awful.