Conversely, marginalized peoples are exploited within this system because comics (and their derivative media) will often feature people of marginalized identities as superheroes but not as writers, artists, or editors. Miles Morales (Spider-Man) is an Afro-Latino character co-created by a white man, Brian Michael Bendis (w), and white woman, Sara Pichelli (a).
“Diversity” in comics is not so much about representation as it is about commodification. Affective consumption requires that the consumer either accept or ignore this. Comic book collecting is significant because it gives print readers a greater degree of agency in affective economics.