Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stupid Questions #2

#2 is a series of questions that are either too stupid for anyone else to ask because they all know the answer, or else everyone ELSE thinks their too stupid, so are not asking, even though they don't know either:

Is The Ray White when he's out of costume and Black when he's in costume, or is it just a differential lighting thing?

Has any superhero ever had a secret identity that was a different race from his superhero identity?



Anonymous Loren said...

Okay, thank god...I thought I was the only one who wondered this. I think it might be the latter, but I think how awesome it would be if the Ray were actually two different people of two different races.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

Hi Loren!

See, sometimes it's good to ask the stupid questions, so others don't have to.

I wasn't thinking "two different people" -- more like one person of two different races.

My thought process when I was thinking about what would cause someone to draw "The Ray" darker than his White alter ego was something along the lines of "White Men Can't Jump", where it is revealed that there is a maximum speed that a White Man can attain, and that anyone traveling faster than that speed automatically turns Black.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Jhunt said...

Well, one I can think of is Zer0, who was a black man masquerading as a caucasian while in costume.

It's another great short-lived DC series, BTW.

4:27 AM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

Thanks jhunt. I hadn't heard of that one, but will check it out.

7:23 AM  
Blogger jere7my said...

In the Wild Cards series by George R.R. Martin, one of Mark Meadows' alternate identities was black.

12:06 PM  

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