Originally Posted by GoBroncos84
None of those are really elite franchises. Storm and Bishop are important members of the X-Men universe, but neither is much of a stand alone. Some brief runs as solo comics, at least for Storm. Certainly not on the scale of a Wolverine. The only black super hero that comes to mind that has their own long running series along with film franchise is Spawn. Nothing on the level of a Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wolverine, etc. Those iconic characters are all white. And even with Spawn, most people wouldn't know his race anyway. He's dead/burned/wearing a suit in every comic panel other than flashbacks before his death.
My only point is that of the elite, iconic, world renowned super heroes that transcend pop culture, every single one of them is white. I assume that will change someday, but it hasn't yet. Even non-comic book fans know who Superman, Batman, etc. are. Non-comic book fans probably don't know who any of the people you listed are.
Nice call. Can't believe I forgot Spawn. Some jerk off stole his #1 issue from me a couple decades ago :/
Anyways, the majority of those iconic characters you mentioned are iconic in large part due to their longevity and were created in a time where race was a MUCH bigger issue than it is today. In fact, i think wolverine (who ****ING SUCKS) is the only one who doesnt pre date the 50s.
I'm not sure comics are even popular with kids today, so who knows if theyre even really making new heroes for that trend to be broken