I’m not sure what prompted you do drop me this message. Clearly you are too chicken shit to put a name to it, but perhaps you anticipated that people might find issue with your comment.
I assume that you are referring to the new 52 Helena Bertinelli that appeared today in Nightwing #30:
I’m not sure what you mean by a new “color” when clearly if you compare her to the way that Helena Bertinelli has been drawn in comics for the past 25 years - she is.
I’m also not sure by what your comment that she “is still Sicilian” means? Do you mean that a woman of color can’t also be Sicilian? Do you mean that you take issue with the idea that Helena Bertinelli might be a women of color?
I’ve seen quite a few comments on Tumblr that have frankly made me sick. Things like:
I AM SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY PISSED OFF (IF IT’S EVEN TRUE SHE IS NO LONGER ITALIAN, I PERSONALLY DON’T SEE ANYTHING HERE THAT SUGGESTS SHE IS A “POC”) SHE WAS THE ONLY ITALIAN AND IT STUNG SO BAD THEY REPLACED HER WITH WAYNE. THIS IS THE SAME. FUCK DC.
"The New 52 made Helena a badass character, but destroyed her heritage and ethnicity and possibly her backstory too."
"There was no reason to race-bend her. She’s Italian and it seems they’re taking that away from her, too."
Seriously people, what the fuck is your problem? Are you really so small minded that you read a comic with a man, woman, hell a whole family who dresses up like bats to fight crime but you can’t deal with a WOC as a mafia princess?
Do not give me that “why don’t they just create new diverse characters” bullshit. Wally West and Helena and many others could have been characters that contributed towards diversity but they weren’t because when they were created most characters were white. And even today there are still a minority of characters in comics who aren’t white.
If you truly care about comics you should be happy there’s another badass woman in comics that doesn’t look like every honey blonde character in comics.
I dunno about you guys, but I like this version of her. When Huntress was outed as being Helena Wayne from Earth-2 and not Bertinelli from this Earth, I kept waiting for when the real Bertinelli would be revealed. I predicted it’d be a good opportunity to give us a different take on her, something that they should consider doing for every non-icon property. And they did. She looks awesome. And the fact that she’s likely to be Dick’s superior officer? Niiiice.