It's possible at least during the 60s, but when the market slump hits, this is a very good question! If a Kirby-charged Charlton survives and retains its spirit, I would definitely see people like Alan Moore heading there. (Of course if Marvel doesn't survive the 70s, there's no Marvel UK and then Moore's career is quite different. Instead of his early Doctor Who Weeklies, are we discussing his amazing 1981 revival of Brassneck for The Dandy??)I really don't know enough to be able to tell if three companies can survive where only two did historically.
Yeah, I cut that bit for time - Roy Thomas was a fan of the old Black Knight IIRC.I do feel obliged to point out that the character Black Knight was revived OTL as part of the Avengers
Something that starts off with the later conception of the Brotherhood of Mutants (or its equivalent) as a 'we sort of share the same aims but we're willing to go to violent extremes unlike you cowards' antagonist from the get go rather than them starting off as 'generic evil version team' perhaps?Yeah, I cut that bit for time - Roy Thomas was a fan of the old Black Knight IIRC.
You're right that someone will eventually do superpowers-as-minorities later but, of course, who? And "when", at that, because if it comes out in the late 60s or the 70s, it's coming out when black activists are more radical, Stonewall's happened, feminism's in the second wave etc and your hated-and-feared superheroes will have a different response. (Maybe this is the equivalent of Green Lantern/Green Arrow that Neal Adams is on!)