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Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

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Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby LOLtron » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

A new Avengers cover is decidedly Japanese influenced, despite the issue taking place in China.



Source: Comic Book Movie

We'll let you decide whether this new Avengers cover is a bit racist or not.  The cover is for Avengers #11, which has a team of Avengers heading to Hong Kong for a bit.  The cover plays off of this by dressing up all the Avengers (save for Shang-Chi) in Japanese inspired outfits.  Spider-Woman dresses up as a Sailor/Japanese Schoolgirl, Captain Marvel becomes a samurai, Cannonball is some sort of mecha/Power Ranger and Sunspot is a ninja.

 There's only one problem with this cover: Hong Kong's not in Japan.

So we're left with three options:

1)  Marvel mixed up their geography and thought that Hong Kong's in Japan instead of China.

2)  Marvel's a bit racist and decided that China is basically the same thing as Japan because...well Asians.

3) The Avengers are going to be making a pit stop in Japan that we don't know about. 

At least Shang-Chi is homaging Bruce Lee, so at least the Chinese guy is dressed for the occasion.  I guess this does open up the possibility that the cover shows Shang-Chi running away from all of his embarassing white (and Brazilian) friends before they embarass him with their stunning lack of knowledge about Chinese culture. 







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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby habitual » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:50 pm

Thanoscopter has too much time on his hands.

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Grayson » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:52 pm

LOLtron wrote:Nova is some sort of mecha/Power Ranger


I think that is actually supposed to be Cannonball... :smt102
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Herald » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:10 pm

Joe and the Gang say: "All Asians Are Alike!"

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby sdsichero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:12 pm

Spider-Woman - magical girl
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Black Widow - espionage/hacker sci-fi heroine
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Nova (or Cannonball?) - tokusatsu hero
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Sunspot - Ninja
see any issue of Daredevil after Miller

Captain Marvel - samurai (plus a little macross color at the top)
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Grayson » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:18 pm

Yeah, that is definitely Cannonball.

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby sdsichero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:31 pm

Grayson wrote:Yeah, that is definitely Cannonball.

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby misac » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:52 pm

Shang Chi's costume is pretty lame.

And when did he get the Nega Bands? :P
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:38 pm

sdsichero wrote:He needs more air


:lol: I was wondering about that too. Maybe he has to hold his breath now when he blasts :P
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Juan Cena » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:32 pm

Herald wrote:Joe and the Gang say: "All Asians Are Alike!"


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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Arion » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:36 pm

Herald wrote:Joe and the Gang say: "All Asians Are Alike!"


I've heard that before.

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:03 pm

It looks like the artist was disorientaled.

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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby sdsichero » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:It looks like the artist was disorientaled.


Hong Kong, Phooey!
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:39 am

Hey, look at that! In what I'm sure is another total coincidence, Bleeding Cool just ran this exact story tonight, days after ours... How odd.
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Re: Does Marvel Know That Hong Kong's Not in Japan?

Postby Chesscub » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:28 am

I was wondering why the Avengers had a Red Lantern on their team. :D

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