The Splash Page: Green Muslim

Has a ring that can create anything. Uses it for tattoos.

Did you really think we’d get through another week without either DC or Marvel pulling some sort of idiotic publicity stunt?

This week it’s another go-round on the DC Diversity Carousel of Unprogress. Since New 52 has launched, they made Starfire into a sex-starved alien maniac, shoved Harley Quinn into some sort of weird BSDM outfit, introduced a literally flaming homosexual Green Lantern, and now…well…

What you’re seeing on the left is DC’s attempt to diversify its Earth-based GL Corp (and why are there so many humans in a supposedly intergalactic organization?) by introducing a character of Middle Eastern descent.

Wearing a ski mask.

Wielding a gun.

BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE WAY TO SHOW THAT YOU’RE INCLUSIVE TO PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS IS TO MAKE A MINORITY CHARACTER LOOK LIKE HE’S ABOUT TO ROB A LIQUOR STORE!

Can we go back to shoving Starfire into progressively smaller bikinis? Misogyny in comics I can at least understand. This – I don’t see how this made it past anyone in the editor’s bullpen.

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2 thoughts on “The Splash Page: Green Muslim

  1. So… i thought there was only one Green Lantern (from this “sector” or Universe, whatever). How many Earth people can there be in the GLC? They need better rules about that.

    • Yeah, there’s just Hal Jordan.

      …and Guy Gardner…and Kyle Rayner…and John Stewart (not that one)…and now this guy.

      And a few girls too.

      And a guy who’s a Green Lantern but isn’t a Green Lantern but just gets his power from a mystical energy source that’s a lantern…and green.

      DC has problems.

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