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Old 07-11-2014, 01:13 AM   #61
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Okay I finished XD Black April O'Neil!

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Seriously, frabjous work BabyTurtles. I love Black April.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:17 AM   #62
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Seriously, frabjous work BabyTurtles. I love Black April.
lol thanx~ she was fun to draw~ ^__^
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:40 AM   #63
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Okay I finished XD Black April O'Neil!

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Really nice.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:28 AM   #64
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That's a pretty good drawing BabyTurtles.


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P.S. Wasn't April orginally going to be blonde in the Early Nick Concept art?
Yeah, she is blonde in some of the concept drawings.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:02 AM   #65
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Black, white, asian, indian, middle eastern, American indian, etc., doesn't matter. April would be the same character regardless of ethnicity. Of course there is going to be those that voice how much their twats are tangled up because of a change or even perceived change.

People lost their **** when Marvel said they were doing a black Spider-Man. And that was just an alternate reality character. Of course a lot of people paid that no mind, all they heard was black and their whole world came undone.

And what the hell is up with all the PC ********? Some of it doesn't even make ****ing sense.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:17 AM   #66
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I can't see what valid reason there is to make her non-white.
Because white should not be the "default setting" for fictional characters. We live in a diverse world, and our fiction should represent that.

It's the same argument whenever a traditionally-white character is "reimagined" as a person of colour. People asked the same question when they cast Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four movie, and when Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall in Thor, and when Michael Clarke Duncan was cast as the Kingpin in Daredevil, and on and on. The fact is that for people of colour -- and especially women of colour, I should point out -- there aren't anywhere near as many established, strong, integral characters or roles available or given a spotlight as there are for white characters. And for the sake of representation, I think it's very worthwhile to re-evaluate whether or not certain characters have to, or even should, be white. In the case of April, I can't think of a single reason beyond her last name. But it's an easy matter of making her mixed-race or adopted.

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Okay I finished XD Black April O'Neil!

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/t...psb4ca600b.jpg
Whoa, that is awesome!! I'm impressed how quickly you made that!

And honestly, I think I like this look better than the current design from the Nick show. I'd love to see this version of April in animated form.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:24 AM   #67
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Personally? I'd love to see a brunette April of any ethnicity.
But we've about as much chance of that happening as we do of Shadow Jones making an appearance on the Nick Toon.
I honestly think that we have a pretty decent chance of seeing Shadown show up on the Nickelodeon show. I could see her as Casey's younger sister, or if they are really making time travel a part of the proceedings as a member of the team in some future setting.

Man that would be awesome love me some Shadow Jones
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #68
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Black April, redhead April...

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Patchwork April?
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #69
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I honestly think that we have a pretty decent chance of seeing Shadown show up on the Nickelodeon show. I could see her as Casey's younger sister, or if they are really making time travel a part of the proceedings as a member of the team in some future setting.

Man that would be awesome love me some Shadow Jones
Yeah...probably, but...I'd rather her be Casey's Daughter, not her kid sister.

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Black, white, asian, indian, middle eastern, American indian, etc., doesn't matter. April would be the same character regardless of ethnicity. Of course there is going to be those that voice how much their twats are tangled up because of a change or even perceived change.

People lost their **** when Marvel said they were doing a black Spider-Man. And that was just an alternate reality character. Of course a lot of people paid that no mind, all they heard was black and their whole world came undone.

And what the hell is up with all the PC ********? Some of it doesn't even make ****ing sense.
If there's one thing there isn't enough of, it's straight, white, male representation in media.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:29 AM   #70
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Okay I finished XD Black April O'Neil!

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To quote every 70s black babe's name ever..

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Old 07-11-2014, 11:52 AM   #71
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Whoa, that is awesome!! I'm impressed how quickly you made that!

And honestly, I think I like this look better than the current design from the Nick show. I'd love to see this version of April in animated form.
thanx!
I draw super fast XD it would have been done faster but my sister wanted to play outside with me first.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:25 PM   #72
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Okay I finished XD Black April O'Neil!

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Excellent job BT.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #73
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April's indistinct ethnicity is something that pops up a lot throughout early Mirage (really, anything pre-"City at War").

It's never bothered me, and it would have been fine whatever direction they decided to take her in. Just seems like a case of having different ideas for her character design and not nailing down a particular profile until later, which happens.

I don't see the need for April to be a white redhead in all future incarnations though. She's never been a character for whom race matters, and I don't think there's a particular appearance they need to lock her down to. To be honest, I hope we do get a non-white April down the road. Angel has been a big bonus for IDW's series, and has actually been a more engaging human friend than April over there.
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April needs to be white. It's like having a black Lois Lane or Barbara Gordon.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #75
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Oh?



Look, I know it may be controversial to say, but:

I don't care if Superman dates a black woman.
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That was an actual comic? Lol, reminds me when black and white people kissing on television was controversial like gay people kissing on TV now.
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April needs to be white.


That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. You act as if April was always white. Well she wasn't:

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Besides, it doesn't matter what race she is. As long as she acts like April, she's still April.
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Ahhh, 1970s comic books. Pure race-relations gold. Almost as great as when DC went out of their way to create Milestone Comics and absolutely zero people of any color gave a sh*t.
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April needs to be white. It's like having a black Lois Lane or Barbara Gordon.
I don't see why they need to be white?

Iris West is like the Lois Lane for The Flash

and she was turned Black in the new Tv series.



Barbara's red hair will be missed....but if that's the only reason people like her...then there's a problem already XD
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:49 PM   #80
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Ahhh, 1970s comic books. Pure race-relations gold. Almost as great as when DC went out of their way to create Milestone Comics and absolutely zero people of any color gave a sh*t.
The weird thing is that's actually a much more level-headed and less exploitative issue than that opening would imply.

Still a little trite and cringe-worthy, but I can give it credit for being a vaguely positive piece from a bunch of white guys in the '70s. They tried.
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