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Author:  Tammyfan [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:14 pm ]
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"The Sentinels" from Misty has some blacks in the crowds that gather around the problem Sentinel. There are no black protagonists, which is just as well because the Sentinel had a portal into an alternate world where the Nazis won. That would have been an extremely dangerous thing for non-whites to encounter.

Author:  peace355 [ Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 pm ]
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It seems in later years there was a better mix in background characters. There was a black girl in The Four Marys a lot, I can't recall if she was named.

Author:  Tammyfan [ Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:47 pm ]
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There are a couple of non-whites among the antagonists (henchmen) in Girl II's Slaves of the Nightmare Factory, discussed at https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/slaves-of-the-nightmare-factory-1983-84/. A regular is a black guy, and an Indian/Pakistani type makes a brief appearance.

Author:  Tammyfan [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:39 am ]
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The Button Box from Tammy used non-whites in some stories.

Author:  Tammyfan [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:12 am ]
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Have you ever noticed that most black antagonists in girls' comics are African witch doctors?

Author:  comixminx [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:26 pm ]
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Tammyfan wrote:
Have you ever noticed that most black antagonists in girls' comics are African witch doctors?

Am not surprised to hear it - it's a stereotype that gets a lot of outings! Scooby Doo made lots of use it too.

Author:  Tammyfan [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:41 pm ]
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comixminx wrote:
Tammyfan wrote:
Have you ever noticed that most black antagonists in girls' comics are African witch doctors?

Am not surprised to hear it - it's a stereotype that gets a lot of outings! Scooby Doo made lots of use it too.

One nice exception to this is Life's a Ball for Nadine, where the two antagonists who try to put Nadine out of the disco and netball matches are also black.

Author:  Tammyfan [ Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:41 am ]
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"Marie's Mission" from Judy is set in India, so there would be a lot of Indian people in it.

Author:  philcom55 [ Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:33 pm ]
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The dusky-skinned 'Rozana, Schoolgirl of Mystery' (and her baby elephant!) was the cover star of School Friend for a time during 1958.

Author:  peace355 [ Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 pm ]
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There are several People of colour among the group in Judy's The Survivors

Author:  Tammyfan [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Non-White Protagonists

I see from the sneak preview of the Scream & Misty Halloween special at http://downthetubes.net/?p=40880 that the protagonists in "Return of the Sentinels" are coloured people. I just hope if they do go off into that parallel world where Hitler won, they get back ok. Nazis do not take kindly to coloured people... :shock:

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