After all these years of reading comics I've just realized that this industry is racist beyond the pale. It may be America's last great white Supremacy Institution. DC and Marvel comics have been around since the 1940s but I'm positive that the number of Black employees of the comic industry including artists, pencillers and other creators will not add up to a thousand. They have virtually no Blacks working in their office building even to this day.
There have always been a line of black magazines, black novels, Black newspapers, Black banks etc.. but there has never been a line of Black Superheroes until Milestone was published in the 1990s and now today they are no more (however they may come back in a year or so). Just imagine if there was a line of Black Superhero comic books published in the 60s like the great recording studios like Motown and Stacks records?
Today it's still all about the main White Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman who are held up and supported by retailers and fans of all races. These people do not want a black Superhero to come up. If you read online message boards you rarely see anyone talking about or supporting Black Superheroes even Black Panther who is doing great currently saleswise but only because the writer is bring in people from outside of the comic book community. And when they do talk about a black Superhero they criticise the character over the smallest of details. When you take together all of these facts it could only add up to them- the fans and retailers wanting to hold up White Supremacy and the racial institutionalization of the comic book community.