New Spider-Man is half-black half-Latino. What, no Asians?
Why are there no Asian superheros?
Marvel has announced a Black-Latino boy will assume the identity of Spider-Man in an alternate universe comic book.
But why couldn’t Spider-Man be Asian, or, better yet, Taiwanese?
There are few well-known Asian superheroes. The most recent was Kato in The Green Hornet, which bombed at the box office.
Asians have traditionally been portrayed as villains such as Fu Manchu characters or dastardly dragon ladies.
Asia’s time in the superhero spotlight is long overdue. What are you waiting for, Marvel?