A few words about the CLOAK & DAGGER trailer

This is a drawing I did of the street-dwelling vigilante duo Cloak & Dagger for a client, just so you can feel the love I have for the characters.  So now that you know that I rides for Tyrone and Tandy, watch this trailer Marvel dropped last week...

In all the discussions about whether or not it's a good idea for an international entertainment corporation to make an attempt to portray the world's diversity, Marvel kills many birds with one stone by developing a teevee series starring a homeless interracial teenage vigilante duo.  Shut up, birds.

While its Netflix show Luke Cage reveals Marvel's desire to speak to people who get excited by episode titles named after Gang Starr songs or cameos by Method Man and Raphael Saadiq, Marvel is also looking to diversify it's demographic portfolio by aiming at younger viewers with CLOAK & DAGGERUltimately that's a good thing.   I'm also pleased to see that they are not going to try to play the colorblind card when it comes to race, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it.  I think this younger generation wants to wrestle with issues of race, so I'm hoping the writers on Cloak & Dagger will just take it on.

Let me know what you're thinking about it in the comments, and please don't forget to tag me when you share this post on social media.  I like to hear people's opinions!

Samax Amen is a professional Content Developer, Illustrator and Cartoonist. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.

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Chonkyfya said...

Yes and no. Yes, there's room for a discussion about race in entertainment, even in the coming-of-age territory, but no, I don't want to see it myself. Reason is, when these kinds of topics come to the forefront it's more a ploy to make a PR-friendly statement resembling kumbaya than a true expression of those kinds of situations.

samax amen said...

Good point, Chonkyfya.
My hope is that they let individual characters voice different positions in a sincere way. Not that I KNOW they will do that, but it's what I want to see.

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