Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation
August 30, 2020
Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist — mystical powers, an ability to talk to animals and a costume of either a headdress or a loincloth.
"Poor research was done. They were just going off of TV and film," said artist Jeffrey Veregge of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe in Washington state. One of his biggest complaints is that mainstream "heroes from every place else had actual costumes" while Native characters weren't represented well.
Growing up reading comic books on his tribe's land outside Seattle, Veregge related...