South Asian Avengers

AI-generated comic book panel of eight imaginary South Asian superheroes like Marvel's Avengers

I’m currently using #Midjourney to generate #SouthAsian versions of #MarvelAvengers and it’s making me weirdly emotional.

As a little kid, #MarvelComics were an escape from my daily racist bullying at the hands of white teachers and schoolmates.

Here’s my #AI-generated visions of #SouthAsian #Marvel #Superheroes

AI-generated comic book panel of four imaginary South Asian superheroes like Marvel's Avengers

My prompt: “Marvel Avengers but they are all South Asian people –ar 3:2”

I feel there’s a whole world of stories here that a 7yo me would have absolutely loved. They could have fought the fascists firebombing us out of our homes in the ’70s. Maybe I wouldn’t have wanted a white, “normal” name if I’d seen more names like mine?

AI-generated comic book panel of four imaginary South Asian superheroes like Marvel's Avengers

A #SouthAsian #CaptainBritain battling the National Front?

The images I’m generating now… I wish I could have seen #Indian #superheroes like this back in 1971.

It would have made a huge difference to me.


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