William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.
Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.
Place of Creation: Brooklyn, New York Group Affiliation: The Avengers Powers: Vision is an android with superhuman ability, his body is stronger, more durable and more resilient. The gem on his forehead absorbs solar energy for power and can emit a narrow beam of infrared and microwave radiation. He can also control the mass and density of his body, or make himself unsolid. First Appearance: The Avengers #57 (Oct. 1968)