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Introducing the new Spider-man

Introducing the new Spider-man

Spider-man fans need not fret: Peter Parker is still alive, still Spider-man, and still fighting crime in the regular Marvel universe. But in the Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter Parker died in Issue 160 and a new character named Miles Morales made his debut as Spider-man on August 3, 2012. Miles Morales is half-black half-Hispanic– a decision made by Marvel Comics over a year ago and “long...
“The Promise”: Aang and friends return in new comic book

“The Promise”: Aang and friends return in new comic book

Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series) publishers Dark Horse are set to bring Aang and the gang back with a new comic book series. They're back! Previously, creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have mentioned the comic book as a way for them to tie up loose threads left over from the end of the cartoon series. Fans have long wanted to know the fate of Zuko’...
“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

While Jennifer Lawrence, the actress recently cast as The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen, does not physically resemble her character, the media and fans alike often defend her casting by pointing out, “but she’s a talented actress!” Both the media, director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins have attempted to portray concerns about potential whitewashing as easily solved...
KUOW Washington Puget Sound Public Radio – ‘Fan Protests’

KUOW Washington Puget Sound Public Radio – ‘Fan Protests’

Ross Reynolds of KUOW 94.9FM interviewed Racebending.com editor Catherine Bugayong on his show, The Conversation, a day before her July 1st protest against The Last Airbender in Seattle.  You can listen to their conversation on KUOW’s website: In Conversation – Postponed Energy Requirements, Opting Out On Phone Books, And Fan Protests.   Catherine’s segment on the show is trans...
"The Last Airbender" Slated for 3-D Release

"The Last Airbender" Slated for 3-D Release

“The Last Airbender” will be available to theatres in 3-D. Paramount Pictures and M. Night Shyamalan have teamed up with company Stereo D to convert the movie into 3-D film. Other recent films—namely “Alice in Wonderland” and “Clash of the Titans”—have made a tidy profit turning to 3-D, and it seems Paramount hopes to do the same. The studio will be paying f...
'The Last Airbender' Toys Reinforce Casting Discrimination

'The Last Airbender' Toys Reinforce Casting Discrimination

Last week, Spin Master Toys unveiled a new line of ‘The Last Airbender’ toys, including a version of the Katara action figure fans have always wanted. In the past, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender rallied for a Katara action figure. In 2006 and 2007, over two thousand fans challenged Mattel’s assumption that there is no market for action figures of female characters. Matte...
The Last Airbender Movie Trailer: Super Bowl Ad First Look

The Last Airbender Movie Trailer: Super Bowl Ad First Look

UGO has released the first look at The Last Airbender movie’s Super Bowl ad. The Super Bowl spot reminds us of what the movie could have meant. A large budget film portraying heroes of color in a positive light. Instead, it shows the continuing Hollywood tradition of whitewashing – which is itself a direct descendant of practices of blackface and yellowface. The bottom-line is that...

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