I'm not sure this is really comparable. Kick-Ass was told in three mini-series and was never meant to be an ongoing character throughout the years like Iron-Man and Thor. If they want to bring it back, then doing it in an anthology like style seems a good way to go. They can then mix up the main character and settings as they go. As the article says, think Doctor Who.
Now this black teen female Iron-Man? Even I have to admit that it's really starting to feel like Marvel is trying too hard. Heavens forbid they give readers the classic versions of these characters to read about instead of constantly rebooting things and mixing up the status quo.
It makes sense in the context of the show. Barry Allen's adopted family, the Wests, are black (although I can't recall that ever being said; you have to, like, look at them and draw inferences and make certain assumptions from their skin color, hair and facial features). Edited by dopey - 7/12/16 at 1:45pm
Tonight I started watching the old Spawn animated series that HBO did in the 90s after finding it on the Amazon video offerings. Loved the artwork as a kid but never got into the comics (plus didnt get HBO back in the day). Gotta love Keith David's voice and the heaven/hell premise. Feels like playing Diablo.
He's actually a good candidate for this if DC decides to take his character in that direction. It wouldn't feel forced and people have been making jokes about it being a possibility for some time now.
EDIT: For those who don't know, Midnighter is a gay Batman analogy from the former Wildstorm universe who dated their version of Superman. When they merged the Wildstorm universe with DC, he made the transition.