Earth 23

Art by: Gene Ha

From Multiversity Guidebook: The arrival on Earth of Kal-L of Krypton - this world's Superman - was the catalyst for a generation of superheroes including Nubia the Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Vixen, Steel, Mister Miracle, Black Lightning, Steel, and Amazing Man.

In his alter ego of Calvin Ellis, Superman is President of the United States of America.


Commentary: I have a quirky sense of humor, but I found it telling that DC listed Steel twice when they were trying to remember all of their black heroes.  It reminds me of the scene in Scrubs where Turk is annoyed because in order to make their campus look more diverse, his college used him twice in the same picture in their brochure..

I honestly don't know how to feel about them having an entire universe where all the characters are black.  I definitely want more diversity in my comics, but I'm not sure this is the right way to go about it.  I think I would have rather them just used the Milestone universe.  There were great NEW minority characters there, and not just "let's put Superman and Wonder Woman in blackface."  


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