The cartoon “Black Canary” is a comic by cartoonist Ed Brubaker that has drawn the ire of some Black people for depicting a Black woman who believes she is a superhero.
“Black women, in this era, are not heroes,” she says in the comic, according to the Associated Press.
The comic’s title refers to the character’s blackness and the fact that she is often seen as “a token of Black identity.”
“Black girls are often stereotyped as having this one thing: the superhero, the superwoman, the superheroine,” said Brubak.
“But they’re not,” he added.
“The thing about Black women is that they are not superheroes.”
He added that Black women often lack the resources to become heroes, because they do not have “the resources to be a superhero.”
The comic was created by Brubank and co-creator David Smith in 1998.
The story centers on a Black girl named Angela, who has been diagnosed with an incurable condition, called “the Black Canary Syndrome.”
She lives with her grandmother, mother, and brother in a trailer park in Atlanta.
Angela’s condition is not her fault.
“Angela has this condition,” Brubacker told NPR.
“She’s never been able to learn how to talk, she’s never learned how to walk, and she’s been left behind.”
The Black Canary suffers from the disease as a result of her mother’s death and, after years of struggling, is diagnosed with a condition called “superfluid coma.”
The character is often depicted as a woman who uses her powers to save the world, and is depicted as “the protector of the oppressed,” according to NPR.
She also wears an eye patch.
The cartoon features Angela with her friends, her grandmother and brother, as well as her sister, who helps her get her glasses fixed.
“You can’t tell the Black Canary is not Black because the color of her skin is the color that she can’t see,” Smith told the AP.
Bruback said the comic is meant to be humorous and not offensive.
“I don’t see myself as a black man in any way.
I think it’s a joke,” he told the Associated Post.
“What I am is a white man, and that’s what people have been drawing for decades.”
The cartoon has become a viral sensation, and the cartoonist has had over 4 million views on YouTube.
“There is nothing funny about that,” he said.
“And people are saying, ‘That is not what a comic is about.
He said he has spoken with the comic’s publisher and has no plans to pull it. “
Brubarker said he plans to continue working on the comic.
But he is calling for an apology from the comic publisher. “
It’s a very funny comic,” Brabber said.
But he is calling for an apology from the comic publisher.
“If you look at the message of the comic — I don’t think it is offensive — but I think you can’t say, ‘It’s okay to say what you want to say,'” he told NPR, adding that he wants the comic creator to be “apologized for what they did.”
“And that apology should be a comic, not a magazine,” he continued.
“That’s what comics are supposed to be about, is a celebration of human life and freedom of expression.”