Posts tagged: Comics
Young Avengers #4
seriously, read this run
When asked, if The Avengers 2 already has a first draft, how much he expects it to change going forward, Whedon said that he definitely was expecting it to evolve, but:
“I’ve got these two characters, you know, I’ve got these two of my favorite characters from the comic books, a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie. That’s exciting. You know you can lock certain things in.”
Last month, Marvel and ComiXology teamed up for an audacious plan to give away the first issues of 700 comics. The promotion proved too successful, and nearly crashed ComiXology entirely. ComiXology had to apologize.
Now, the two companies are giving it another shot. They’re once again offering 700 free #1 issues through the Marvel Comics app and through Marvel’s Digital Comics Shop, but this time, there’s some gatekeeping going on: Interested fans have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night to sign up for an account through a promotional page so they can access the goods.
I love how clearly this demonstrates DC Comics’ inability to make a convincing show of understanding the internet. Everything they just asked DC Women Kicking Ass is answered, in detail, at the link in her tweet.
DC. Get a real social media person, not whoever phoned in this half-assed tweet. Or, conversely, give your possibly quite competent but overextended intern the time and resources to actually do the complicated and nuanced job that managing your social media should be treated as.
This is just sad, dudes.
BAM! There it is, #carolcorps!
My commission goes to the Girls Leadership Institute to support and give voice to the heroines of tomorrow, so go forth and spend.
WeLoveFine is excited to announce that acclaimed comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble) has joined our MF Partners program!
Kelly Sue is curating a set of designs featuring characters from her titles, including Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman. She will be donating her curation commission for these designs to the Girls Leadership Institute.
CLICK HERE to visit Kelly Sue’s MF Partners page and check out the first three designs in her collection!
Guys the first 5 issues of Ultimate Spider-Man starring Miles Morales are on sale tonight on the Marvel app for 99 cents each, yaaaaaaay~
I think some of y’all have been wanting this one.
‘Dr Annabell Riggs. Likes girls’
So naturally, I am liking her right now too :D
As she’s a lesbian archeologist adventurer digging up mystical artifacts I also can’t help but imagine her being voiced by Jaimie Murray :D
And the best part?
After she swoons into Val’s arms and proceeds to smooch her, Val doesn’t react with shock or horror or confusion or say ‘No I’m straight’
Instead she just says ‘This isn’t the time’
Implying that if she wasn’t busy killing undead viking skeleton warriors right now, she’d be more than happy to hook up with this fabulous lady currently kissing her :D
Adorable new lesbian character as part of the cast
AND strong hints that Val is totally lesbian/bisexual (As I’ve thought she was for forever :D)
GO BUY THIS BOOK
BUY IT NOW
Seriously, everyone needs Fearless Defenders in their lives okay <3
When Marvel and Komen announced that they were partnering for a considerable marketing push this June, we felt very conflicted about it. On the one hand, it appeared that Komen was banking on something that the Big Two comic companies rarely like to face: that their product already reaches an audience interested in issues that concern women. On the other, it had only been four months since Komen had defunded Planned Parenthood for pretty shaky reasons that were very clearly politically motivated, experienced a mountain of backlash agains the decision, and refunded PP, shortly after which several high ranking executives of the charity resigned their posts. Now that each variant cover and the one page ad that will run in every Marvel comic this month have been revealed, it turns out that this is, in fact, not about lady issues at all: the ad is specifically concerned with male breast cancer. Am I disappointed? Yeah, kinda. But am I glad that someone’s pointing out that this disease isn’t as gendered as our pink-is-for-girls society would have it? Yeah, that too.
This whole article reminds me of something: if you think being vulnerable is a feminine trait (here, Tony Stark is the one concerned with cancer screenings, which makes sense because Cap, Hulk, Thor, et. al. have healing factors that may prevent cancer in their bodies), then THAT bothers me, because mortality and vulnerability are (usually) universal traits. But pointing out that this campaign is still pink and flowery and very obviously feminine does not bother me, because it is.
I think Tony, in a few ways, takes on a feminine or nurturing role for the team. He’s literally a creator. (Not that Cap isn’t a caretaker/protector figure, but he’s not a maker, he’s a doer.) And I think Tony’s feminine traits (those that could be perceived as feminine, anyway) are what make him such a good character. And pointing them out isn’t a bad thing; it’s good times!
Though Komen can still suck my dick for what they did to Planned Parenthood. CONCLUSION: A+ for Tony in panties, keep donating to PP for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I kind of resent the suggestion that there would be something inherent about superheroes that wouldn’t be of interest to women….[P]ower fantasies are not strange to me….I’ve always loved superhero comics the same way I love Commedia dell’Arte. The same way I love opera. This is Greek mythology. These are huge overwrought characters that somehow speak to the lizard brain. There’s genuine catharsis available in this stuff. I don’t think working in superheroes is slumming it. I’m proud of this form. I like this. There’s nothing inherently masculine about power fantasies. There’s nothing inherently masculine about superhero comics. There’s nothing inherently masculine about mythology. About science fiction. There is no reason that a woman who is interested in this field as a reader or creator should feel that she is peculiar in any way. It makes me furious when I see that …
From a business standpoint, it’s just stupid. Women control the purse strings in families very often. Young women have their own income and love to shop and read. Why would you leave money on the table?
THE LOKI CATS SHIRT IS MY FAVORITE. I needs it. And that Infinity Gauntlet jam. But, man, that Loki shirt makes me say mmmmmmmmmm.
via & available from welovefineshirts:
Yeah, Loki’s brain? Cats. FULL of cats.
We’ve got six new awesome Marvel Avengers movie-inspired tees now available featuring Loki, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and… um, another guy. (It’s been two weeks, can we say now?! ;) )
Browse these new tees in our Marvel section NOW at welovefine.com!
Also, don’t forget our amazing recent Marvel Avengers contest winners!
(If you have other quotables/specific characters you’d totally buy on a tee, by the way, reblog and tell us!)
can’t stop won’t stop