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Asian, Asian-American heroes to power Marvel comics series

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Asian, Asian-American heroes 

I read mostly Korean-Americans and one Filipino? What about: Malaysian, Sri-Lankan, Cambodian, Vietnamese, or even Arabic or Indian heroes? OF course cant include them all but Asian sound it should be a little more mixed.

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Mr Pak is ‘half Korean and half white’

What color is the other half?

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I remember Shang Chi teaming up with Nick Fury, Spiderman and Black Widow back in the 70s. And Japanese mutant, Sunfire fighting against the Avengers in the fight for the Evil Eye.

Marvel still delivering!

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How about replace the boring super hero predictable story formula,hero wins the day, political messages and in a tight bizarre costume with Manga instead?

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This is dumb. So gimmicky and shallow.

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Kids don't idolize super heros because of their color or race. They like them because of their super powers.

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In the series, the do-gooders find that someone has flipped a switch and created a "cross-Asian portal city" called Pan. In Pan, Asian neighborhoods get geographically scrambled and then stitched together into one city. So, the streets of Tokyo could be next to neighborhoods from Honolulu, Manila and some of Marvel's fictitious Asian countries.

Sounds dumb.

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money grubbing scam

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How about replace the boring super hero predictable story formula,hero wins the day, political messages and in a tight bizarre costume with Manga instead?

Substituting one country's trash for another country's trash doesn't move us forward any.

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Cringe worthy

How about a Marvel-Manga Superheroes crossover?

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Duterte man?

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Why do cool Asian girls need to have dyed hair in western media? Is that like signal to guys that they are down for the swirl?

Scott Pilgrim........Scott Pilgrim

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Marvel has been progressive for decades. People just didn't notice before superhero movies made it big in the box office

Heck, they already have a Muslim Asian Pakistani-American superheroine:

Marvel Boss Teases New Movie Featuring Muslim Female Superhero Ms Marvel - Kamala Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from New Jersey

https://www.thewrap.com/ms-marvel-kamala-khan-movie-muslim-superhero-kevin-feige/

Have ya guys also seen Stan Lee's quotes over the decades:

"I have always tried to have a message, not to be a preacher, but a message that shows it's better to be a good guy than a bad guy, and I try to make it clear that doing the right thing is more attractive than not."

"We live in a diverse society - in fact, a diverse world - and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other."

Heck, that's the whole point of the X-Men (mutants = different races of people, different colors)

"I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there's good in every person."

"I always felt the 'X-Men,' in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject has come up in other titles, too. But we would never pound hard on the subject, which must be handled with care and intelligence."

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In Japan, we have our own Manga and are own heroes. Once you get pass Marvel, America does not much. The Japanese Manga is deeper and better.

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"Besides crime-fighting, the group will spend time doing things like eating dim sum or singing karaoke."

Wow, how exciting... and a bit stereotypical, don't you think?

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@extanker, I also had to read that line twice. It is cringeworthy.

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Does the world really has to watch White Super Heroes all their life?

Now it's time for Westerners to watch All Asian Mixed Super Heroes and get used to, esp.

Indian hero flying with their dhoti

Sri Lankan hero as dancing jumping hero

Vietnamese hero as tough muscle man.

Filipino heroine as talkative super woman.

Nepali hero as half indian faced and half koream faced hero flying over the roof.

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If ya guys think feats like this is something new in Marvel, ya guys are late to the party, lol

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