knitmeapony:

bedabug:

Tim Gunn in the Iron Man suit

This is not a joke, btw, this is canon.

glassgears:

jermtube:

evilpainapol:

Lying cat

that last panel got me right in the feels

Best new character in ages

(via derinthemadscientist)

The Puzzling Lack of Kid-Friendly Wonder Woman Comics

daisyrazor:

dcwomenkickingass:

During the last few days I’ve been asked about two Wonder Woman items a number of times. The possible new creative team is one and I’ll be putting together some thoughts on that. Second, is my reaction to this post on CBR, "My 10 Year-Old Daughter Couldn’t Care Less About Wonder Woman."

It’s a good read so go take a look. She notes that Wonder Woman is not pervasive as a role model for girls in pop culture is absolutely true. She hasn’t had a TV show in 35 year; has never a big screen movie; she has had not ever had a kid friendly comics that focus exclusively on her. And there are so few kid’s toys that feature Wonder Woman that I have written entire posts on them when they show up. By contrast if I did that for, say, Batman there would be an entire blog devoted to it. Oh wait, there is one.

And I absolutely agree with the writer’s concern about her daughter not caring about Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a great character for girls - powerful, wise, smart and, when written correctly, one who chooses peace over war and love over hate. One who fights for good and equality. Plus she has an invisible plane. Who wouldn’t want to be like her?

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Obviously this little girl does.

So I have to ask, “so why isn’t there a Wonder Woman all-ages comic?” 

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DEAR DC, I WILL FEDEX YOU THE BODY PART OF YOUR CHOICE FOR A WW ALL-AGES COMIC.

(Think that’ll sway them?)

(via sexymetalarm)

moxycrimefighter:

genoshaisforlovers:

I’m just sayin’

That sound you’re hearing is the sound of SHOTS BEING FIRED

moxycrimefighter:

genoshaisforlovers:

I’m just sayin’

That sound you’re hearing is the sound of SHOTS BEING FIRED

(via anachronistique)

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.
But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

#also an important datapoint: lots more non-male-identified readers on digital#don’t know about te split by race but basically digital is where new readers are at#and new readers have p great taste (piratemoggy)
Probably lots of people who have poor experiences in physical stores, many of whom tend to be non-male-identified.
Gotta love the determination to find some reason why female-centric titles are not acceptable. And by ‘love’ I mean ‘hate’.

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.

But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

 (piratemoggy)

Probably lots of people who have poor experiences in physical stores, many of whom tend to be non-male-identified.

Gotta love the determination to find some reason why female-centric titles are not acceptable. And by ‘love’ I mean ‘hate’.

(Source: marlene, via piratemoggy)

gingerhaze:

callmeprofessor:

dommykittenmommy:

gingerhaze:

Oh, I know I have it better than a lot of would-be comics buyers, and that’s what worries me. I’ve had it with the self-appointed gatekeepers in comics. 

I hate going into the gaming stores alone. Ugh.

I will continously write this reply until I feel it sticks. Do you want to know why many male nerds are so defensive and harsh about this?

Okey, I can with confidence tell you that the majority of us started this out as a form of escapism. I mean, look at all the tumblr posts about “I love fiction, it’s my way to handle reality” etc etc. It was the same for us. suddenly.. about, idk, 4-5 years ago, feminists started to tell us that we are in the wrong for BUYING things. Instead of going to the writers, we’re the bad guys. Comics I grew up with are being torn to pieces by people who don’t read them anyway. They’re causalized because instead of catering to us, they’re catering to people who don’t really care. I know that the majority of you will go “oh, grow up!”, but you know what? Fuck you, comics were one of the things I had growing up, I emotionally connected to the Hulk, it made me feel that maybe it wasn’t so bad to be a freak.

secondly, I don’t know why women expect to get help with everything and just give up when they don’t get help. When I started out, do you really think anyone would even care about a fat, acne-cursed kid? I did ask, once, they just looked at me and told me to just read the damn comics. So I did. I got into the middle of a story, If I liked it, I tried to hunt down the first one, or the one after. Rinse and repeat. not hard. But now! NOW! You have google, I’m not even kidding, it will take you 30 secs to find ALL information you want. I don’t know why everyone think that being a nerd is “share and share alike!”, it’s socially outcast people who have been wrecked emotionally and socially by other people. You really think that they’re gonna help you without a reason?

I know, it’s really “in” to be a nerd these days, but you’re not a nerd until you know your shit. Don’t believe me?

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/nerd?q=nerd

Being a nerd isn’t something that you flaunt, you’re not gonna get help getting into it, you’re not gonna get praise for trying to. read, then read some more, then read even more. Then doublecheck that info. Not because you’re gonna be “safe” when trying to have people acknowledge your “nerd-cred”, but because you LOVE IT! It’s not a social thing, it has never been. It’s not about sitting around a table and going “OMG! I’m such a nerd! I read a couple of books!”.

Sounds harsh? yeah, it is. But, if you love it, it won’t matter. Cuz you will still have the time of your life. And really.. no one promised to help you. want help? help yourself.

*preparing to get unfollowed by everyone*

btw, I’m not saying that no one can like the same things as me/nerds/others. I’m saying “you’re not special for doing that” and “LOVE IT MORE! If you can’t find basic facts without being spoonfed, do you really LOVE it?”

Okay, you pedantic asshole, listen here.

You read a comic by a woman who reads, cares about, and EARNS A PAYCHECK from comics, that has been reblogged LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF TIMES by other women/minorities who read, care about, and earn paychecks from comics, and you have to gall to say that comics are “catering to people who don’t really care”?

Because you were picked last at kickball and now YOU want to be the bully. Because someone told you you weren’t worthy of something, now you want to be the one to tell other people that they’re not worthy of something. 

First you say “this is escapism for us men” and then you say “no one HELPED me get into it” as if having a medium LITERALLY CONSTRUCTED AROUND PEOPLE WHO ARE EXACTLY LIKE YOU isn’t the biggest spoonfeeding you could possibly get. 

And now there’s a whole lot of people who don’t fit YOUR very narrow definition of what a “true nerd” can be who are FIGHTING UPHILL to be a part of this thing they love that doesn’t love them back and you have the nerve to say they don’t CARE about it enough and they’re expecting special treatment. As if it’s special treatment to BE SAFE FROM HARASSMENT, SEXUALIZATION, AND CONDESCENSION IN A PUBLIC SPACE.

No one’s taking comics away from straight white men. But I certainly wouldn’t mind taking it out of the hands of men like you, that’s for sure. You’re dinosaurs. And you’re not a REAL nerd.

This is 100% my experience in comic stores. I know plenty of lovely nerd men, but I am literally scared to go into a comic store because there is enough background radiation of this stuff in my life that this kind of behaviour is enough to tip me over to just feeling like utter shit. It’s not like, as a woman, I never hear that the things I like are stupid or that I am an idiot, you know? I hear it all the time. I work to block it out. But I don’t want to voluntarily go somewhere where they will say it explicitly to my face. Which is a shame, because it means I miss out on some rad stuff, but fuck if I am going to wade through toxic shit (LIKE THIS GUY RIGHT HERE WHO IS EXACTLY THE PROBLEM FUCK YOU MAN) to get to that rad stuff.

goddessofcheese:


bleubeetle:

a letter to allan heinberg
young avengers #7

And this is why it matters.

goddessofcheese:

bleubeetle:

a letter to allan heinberg

young avengers #7

And this is why it matters.

(Source: theodorekord, via radioactive-spacemen)

ripl-teen-book-reviews:

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(Grade 7 and up) A scientist has disappeared, and both Tony Stark and Bruce Banner want to be the first to find him…so they make a bet. With the help of Spider-Woman and Thor, the two compete to see who can get to the missing man first, until they realize that…

YOU GUYS

stuckinabucket:

copperbadge:

The art was frequently terrible and the writing was almost uniformly bad, but there are days I yearn for the simplicity of a comic in which the bad guy 100% unironically and non-edgily has a gas-filled tie pin.
[From Amazing Spider-man #61, 1968.]


[Incredible Hulk #375]

But… like… spidey knew he had a gas filled tie pin? And he… didn’t try not to put his face right in front of it??

Yes, good.

stuckinabucket:

copperbadge:

The art was frequently terrible and the writing was almost uniformly bad, but there are days I yearn for the simplicity of a comic in which the bad guy 100% unironically and non-edgily has a gas-filled tie pin.

[From Amazing Spider-man #61, 1968.]

[Incredible Hulk #375]

But… like… spidey knew he had a gas filled tie pin? And he… didn’t try not to put his face right in front of it??

Yes, good.

bustygirlcomics:

There’s a keeper. 

You guys I just love this comic.

bustygirlcomics:

There’s a keeper. 

You guys I just love this comic.