Last month I shared a bit of controversy in the geekiverse about a couple of DC Comics characters who were originally black, (well, one was black and the other had a white father and an African-Asian mother, but he definitely had dark skin), who seem to have been re-cast as white; the former with a chalk-white complexion. So what was up with that?
Well, as I said at the time, I'm not reading comics these days, so I don't really have a dog in this catfight; but since I reported the original controversy here, I might as well pass along the latest development.
The blogsite DC Women Kicking Ass reports that in the latest issue of GREEN ARROW the character of Onyx, is black again, as she was originally.
Apparently her chalky-white appearance in the previous issue was a mistake on the part of the colorist. Although I can't really all of the blame on the colorist, because the character is drawn with Caucasian features. But either way, this was a mistake the editor really should have caught.
As Winston Churchill once said about the United States, DC Comics can always be counted on to do the right thing... once they've exhausted all other possible options.