Spanish Characters in Comics

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#1 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Well being that Arrow brought up the fact that there aren't Black Characters in comics, it got me to thinking... What about Spanish Characters? Like headliners. White Tiger is a crappy character and I don't really see any Spanish Characters. If somebody can show me where they are, I'll be grateful. And am I over exaggerating?

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#2 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

Bueno Exelente?

or does that one need some explanation?

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#3 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12343 posts) - - Show Bio

Sofia Mantega, I think her name is. She's a main character in New X-Men, or was, I don't know. Same with Tag. But he got killed when a bus was ambushed.

Then, I don't know if she's a main one, but Silverclaw.

And, this may not be a comic, but he has a movie named after him: The Condor.

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#4 Posted by The WeatherMan (3261 posts) - - Show Bio

The Arana. She was in Civil War.

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#5 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

most of Bueno's stuff i can't actually show without breaking the PG rating of this site...

this was from his introduction issue...

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#6 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

I rarely see these people. I haven't even heard of them.

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#8 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"most of Bueno's stuff i can't actually show without breaking the PG rating of this site... this was from his introduction issue... M"

Well what the hell is his series about?

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#9 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

only ask, if you're really sure you want to know the answer...

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#10 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"only ask, if you're really sure you want to know the answer... M"

I seriously want to know (I get the feeling this guy is a disgrace to my people)

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#12 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"Methos says:
"only ask, if you're really sure you want to know the answer... M"

I seriously want to know (I get the feeling this guy is a disgrace to my people)"

i think the first image says it all

M

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#13 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Eternal Chaos says:
"Methos says:
"only ask, if you're really sure you want to know the answer... M"
I seriously want to know (I get the feeling this guy is a disgrace to my people)"
i think the first image says it all #"Bueno Excellente fights evil with the power of perversion"# M"

I couldn't see it. The pic never loaded up on this crappy pc. Like I said, a disgrace. I don't see Spanish Super heroes being done justice.

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#14 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

lol, ok, noones mentioned Zorro yet?

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#15 Posted by Methos (40531 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah, went for quite a long time...

dunno if it's still running though... have to look into that

M

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#16 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"lol, ok, noones mentioned Zorro yet? M"

Lol. I didn't know Zorro had a comic.

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#17 Posted by Gottheit (3592 posts) - - Show Bio

Y'know, it's real lame that no one's made El Santo into a comic...

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#18 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12343 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"lol, ok, noones mentioned Zorro yet? M"

There's the big one right there!

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#20 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Curiousity on something. I ask simply because of a discussion I had with an unnamed member who insisted he knew what a person from Puerto Rico looked like. What would make a character 'Hispanic'? Would it be their name? Their color? Their speech mannersims? What makes a character Hispanic enough (or any other ethnicity/color/whatever)without making them a stereotype?

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#21 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3331 posts) - - Show Bio

Hagane Enna says:

"Curiousity on something. I ask simply because of a discussion I had with an unnamed member who insisted he knew what a person from Puerto Rico looked like. What would make a character 'Hispanic'? Would it be their name? Their color? Their speech mannersims? What makes a character Hispanic enough (or any other ethnicity/color/whatever)without making them a stereotype? "

How about their face? There are certain features to a face which you make out. Last names usually work too.

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#22 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Invisible says:

"Hagane Enna says:
"Curiousity on something. I ask simply because of a discussion I had with an unnamed member who insisted he knew what a person from Puerto Rico looked like. What would make a character 'Hispanic'? Would it be their name? Their color? Their speech mannersims? What makes a character Hispanic enough (or any other ethnicity/color/whatever)without making them a stereotype? "
How about their face? There are certain features to a face which you make out. Last names usually work too."

Trust me, in a lot of cases, it doesn't work at all. There's no one Hispanic look though there are definitely features that are more prevalent. Same with the last names. I work with a woman from Argentina who most emphatically does not 'look' Hispanic nor does her last name reflect it yet she certainly is.

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#23 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3331 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess you will simply have to ask them. :P

Though I would say in most cases, facial features will give at least an idea of where they are from. Last names have worked for me the most of the times I see last names.

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#24 Posted by Forever (4313 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Invisible says:

"Hagane Enna says:
"Curiousity on something. I ask simply because of a discussion I had with an unnamed member who insisted he knew what a person from Puerto Rico looked like. What would make a character 'Hispanic'? Would it be their name? Their color? Their speech mannersims? What makes a character Hispanic enough (or any other ethnicity/color/whatever)without making them a stereotype? "
How about their face? There are certain features to a face which you make out. Last names usually work too."

Excellent question. I would have to go with Ms. Invisible. I think that most South and Central American Hispanics do have a lot of the features of the indigenous peoples of those countries, from before the new world was "discovered". Hispanic people from Spain would be more difficult to depict but that's where their last names. This would work for those from the Americas that the artist does not want to depict with any of the usual distinguishing features.

Lots of times when I'm watching baseball highlights I will see a guy who I think is a white or black american and then they will mention his name and he's hispanic. So just like in real life, the name would be a good way of showing the ethnicity of the individual.

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#25 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Forever says:

"Ms. Invisible says:
"Hagane Enna says:
"Curiousity on something. I ask simply because of a discussion I had with an unnamed member who insisted he knew what a person from Puerto Rico looked like. What would make a character 'Hispanic'? Would it be their name? Their color? Their speech mannersims? What makes a character Hispanic enough (or any other ethnicity/color/whatever)without making them a stereotype? "
How about their face? There are certain features to a face which you make out. Last names usually work too."
Excellent question. I would have to go with Ms. Invisible. I think that most South and Central American Hispanics do have a lot of the features of the indigenous peoples of those countries, from before the new world was "discovered". Hispanic people from Spain would be more difficult to depict but that's where their last names. This would work for those from the Americas that the artist does not want to depict with any of the usual distinguishing features. Lots of times when I'm watching baseball highlights I will see a guy who I think is a white or black american and then they will mention his name and he's hispanic. So just like in real life, the name would be a good way of showing the ethnicity of the individual."

There will always be that one person who will throw you for a loop, no matter the ethnicity/color/whatever. The lady I work with has what would be considered a German last name and I once knew a girl who had what most people would have decided was a Chinese last name. It seems it is also common in Mayan dialects. She was from Guatemala.

My point really is that there's no way to label a character as anything in particular and have that label be absolutely definitive.

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#26 Posted by Txapote (106 posts) - - Show Bio

  All these characters are Hispanic , not Spanish. 
 
 Some Spanish characters are: Jolt (DC), Vega (Street Fighter), Conquistador, Diablo, El Águila, El Supremo, Empath, Matador, Vargas (Marvel)

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