Saturday, August 30, 2014

Not-White Month: Adam; Legend Of The Blue Marvel.

I have not seen any of the Underworld movies.But they are apparently a big deal, so I probably have to see it one of these days. Especially now, after reading Kevin Grevioux's (the writer of the Underworld movies) awesome graphic novel; "Adam; Legend Of The Blue Marvel."
The Blue Marvel was the greatest heroes of the 60's... That is, until it was revealed that he was black.
He quickly became VERY unpopular by both the white and black people in the country, and the president had to "ask" him to retire.
Now, 48 years later, one of the Blue Marvel's old enemies known as Anti-Man has pooped out of nowhere, and mopped the floor with the Avengers like they were nothing. Tony Stark must now find the retired Blue Marvel and ask him to once again fight the good fight. But will he actually come back and save a country who spat at him when he saved them?
You may think this is just another story about racism, and granted, it's one of the main element. But it's also a story about a man who has been a prisoner his whole life. He is possibly the most powerful being on the planet, yet his life has for years been dictated, manipulated, and now turned upside down as he discover that few thing he could count on may not be as they seemed. So even though he is offered freedom, can he really let himself be free?
BUT it's still a story about being a colored man. But a pretty damn good one. And even though it was written during a time where Tony Stark was the bad guy because he led the registration act, Grevioux is one of the few writers who manege to write him right. He is not just a rich, better-knowing ass that everyone wants to make him to. In fat, this may be one of the few books where the Mighty Avengers aren't portrayed as "sell-outs."
You could criticize the story for being very preachy, but that would be pointless, since it's suppose to be. But it is preach in the good kind of way, and the story is a real page-turner. Highly recommended.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

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