As great as Andrew Garfield was in The Amazing Spider-Man, do you guys remember that major Twitter petition to get Community actor-cum-rapper Childish Gambino Donald Glover in as Peter Parker? Even Stan Lee was down with the idea. Even as the idea of canon superheroes widens to fit more archetypes of girls and women than just your old-school bombshell with a cape — especially now that more female editors at mainstream houses are becoming aware of the strong effects that can have on adolescent female comic readers — the concept of major franchises featuring superheroes of color has been curiously stalled since 2011.
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