John Ridley's The American Way is pretty good so far. It's about how the government manufactures superheroes in order to give Americans hope. Some of the their superpowers are real, some are bioengineered. All of their encounters with villains are scripted. Americans love heroes and heroics, and love to be the victors against anything that threatens the American way.
When Old Glory dies the government needs to replace him. Wes Chatham* decides that the replacement should be a Negro. This would "show America that a Negro can be a hero same as whites."
However, his identity is hidden from the public and his colleagues by a helmet until the glass shield covering his face is cracked during a fall. (I guess plexiglass wasn't around at the time.) Some of his southern colleagues like Southern Cross (and he burns just like one) aren't too thrilled: "What the hell you sellin', [Chatham]? Bad enough you shine us into thinking this coon's a hero."
*Wes was in advertising until he lost him job. That's when his old friend Bobby Kennedy gave him a call. He knew Wes would know how to market hope to the American public.)
It'll be interesting to see how everything turn out.