Racists are confused over what to be mad about as Geoff Johns celebrates the debut of The Ghetto Superhero (featuring Mya and ODB)!
Source: DC Comics' Geoff Johns coming to Michigan for debut of first Arab-American Green Lantern
When?: September 7, 2012
Where?: Detroit, Green Brain Comics
Who?: Geoff Johns, noted rapist of childhoods
What?: Mr. Johns will be signing copies of Green Lantern (vol. 42) #0
Why the bloody hell should I care?: Green Lantern #0 is the issue where Baz, the new Green Lantern, who the internet thought was black because of the guns, will finally be introduced.
Why are racists confused?: Not only does Baz look African-American, but he is also “the first Arab-American to be the superhero Green Lantern”
How many qualifiers did it take to make that seem special?: ~5
So is Baz black, or not?: No, he's an Arab-American, the first to be introduced in the DC Universe.
Really? There’s never been an Arab-American in the DCU before?: Sure, why not – it’s the only way all this press makes any sense.
“Baz”?: Little Known Fact – Baz is a traditional Arabic word meaning “falcon”
Did you make that up?: No, I totally looked it up since I couldn’t think of a good joke.
So just to be clear… “Ghetto Superhero”?: He’s black and this is a story about Detroit.
I thought he wasn't black.: People thought he was, because they made racist assumptions.
Isn't what you're doing now racist?: In the sense that it's mocking the way racists think. For the record - racists are stupid.
Gotcha. “featuring Mya and ODB”?: You just made me feel very old
So is this the last we'll see of Geoff Johns?: It's possible. Very few people make it out of Detroit alive.
Who will take over his books?: That's a tough one. With Rob Liefeld gone, DC has already lost 30% of their creative talent. Scott Lobdell can only do so much.
Can I stop reading this “article” now?: Personally, I am amazed you made it this far.
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