William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.
Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.
LAS MUJERES LATINAS de MARVEL
America Chavez, Bonita Juarez, Angela del Toro, Maria de Guadalupe Santiago, Rio Morales, Anya Corazon, Maria Vasquez, Maya Lopez, Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Ava Ayala, Eva Alexander, y Sofia Mantega
Excellent Manners Wolf goes to his local coffee shop
Uh, dear BIG 2 (Marvel & DC): What was that about females & minority characters (and both) as leads NOT selling well?
Need to read.
yeah but, cartoon women, any drawn women, aren’t wearing those skimpy and sexual clothes out of choice, they’re wearing it because someone drew them that way, normally for a reason. so so don’t go “oh maybe she chooses to fight crime in a bikini and high heels” bc a man sat at a desk and decided she was gunna wear those clothes, for a reason, for the audience or his gaze. so no, its not slut shaming, its creepy man shaming
Can we talk about the idea of “pandering” in Superhero comics? I’ve see the world tossed around a lot in the free wheeling world of internet commenting and I gotta say if I see it one more time, I’m going to punch as wall.
Marvel creates a set of comics with…
This is awesome :)
And I kind of love her.
Good advice for any con!
She had me at the Fruity Oaty Bar. I guess I have to follow her now. XD
Okay, so I’m not sure why but for some reason there are a ton, a TON, of Princess Batman costumes, possibly more than the standard Batgirl costume. They come in 2 different flavors, bumblebee and hot pink. So, I’m just making one big Super Princess Batman compilation post (alternatively Ballerina Batman since those fluffy skirts can be ambiguous).
Don’t ask which Robin that is because I cannot keep track of all the dang Robins at this point… “Stephanie Carrie Graydrake-Waynetodd”
The Justice League // artwork by Alex Garner (2012)
Cover art for the upcoming “Justice League #13”
DC Girls/ Adventure Time Fan-Art Print (by sodapopcomics on Etsy)
STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown)
When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office hijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)
Text from the forthcoming MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY
Hi Tumblr comics fans,
Let’s accomplish some social good today. The organization One Million Moms, who describe themselves as “a network of Christian mothers and grandmothers taking a stand for our children who are exploited by the entertainment industry”, have recently released…
Adorable picture explained. What a great story!