- Written by GHERU on Friday, August 24 2012 and posted in News and Satire
Racists are confused over what to be mad about as Geoff Johns celebrates the debut of The Ghetto Superhero (featuring Mya and ODB)!
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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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