* Shea Hennum writes about the idea of making new characters bear the mantle of old superheroes. I have almost no opinion on this, except to roll my eyes when old white guys push back against this kind of thing. This is an element of shared creativity through corporate ownership just the same as all of those narratives where those characters' original identities and cultural profiles were supported and reinforced. I agree with Hennum's suggestion -- as I understand it -- that talking about it in blunt fashion is a rhetorical ploy meant to reinforce a political narrative about modern culture, and that it doesn't even begin to engage with any of the interesting things about the practice.
* not comics: I'm sure a lot of people will like this review of Stranger Things Season One. The notion of play as discussed here is something that a lot of comics get into, the idea that at a certain point every iteration of everything is its own thing.