Ok, hopefully I won't ruffle and feathers with this, but...why do comics always portray ethnic or religious groups as stereotypes and not as people? Just look at the evidence: nearly EVERY African American hero/villain has 'black' in their name (ie: BLACK Panther, BLACK Lightning, BLACK Goliath, BLACK Spider, etc.) Foreigners are always throwing in words from their own language and then saying the same phrase again in English. Why not just say the foreign phrase and trust the readers to either know what it means or, heaven forbid, look up the meaning! And why is it that any character from England, no matter what part, has a Cockney accent? Have none of these writers ever been there, or worse, do they just get their language skills from Benny Hill. It saddens me to see that this trend still goes on. I'm not a 'member' of a ethnic or social minority (unless you count creepy-thin white guys as a minority) but it still insults and offends me that others are shown in such a degrading fashion in comics. And don't get me started on how women are portrayed. ghaaa. So am I reading too much into all of this or what? "Charlie Brown, I have learned there are three things you never discuss in public: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin."