"We’ve gotten really used to the dial turned up to way too sexy. We do have to speak out about it. It’s not like if I’m drawing, my hand slips and suddenly it’s too sexy! Ok, that is a thong you drew…that was a conscious choice."

Cliff Chiang, Wonder Con 2014, CBR (via readreact)

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Sam Alden, The Worm Troll, 2013

First published as Il troll dei vermi by Delebile Edizioni, available to order here.

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER, IF SHE BE WORTHY, SHALL POSSESS THE POWER OF THOR.

ACTUAL GODDESS NATASHA ROMANOV

I always knew she was one :D

As is so often true of comics, a lot of the awesome is in the details. Natasha can’t move the Hammer when she first reaches it. What makes her worthy at the end when she apparently wasn’t worthy just seconds before? Look at panels 2-3 again. Natasha’s got that big ogre right on top of her with his club already going back to strike … and instead of shooting it to save herself, she uses her last shot to bring down the flying reptile that’s chasing that fleeing shuttle. That act of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death is what made her worthy.

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spaceconfessional:

bluandorange:

stele3:

bluandorange:

here to the end of the line

I keep saying, I want Bucky coming back to little itty bitty pre-serum Steve! And Steve would be so concerned and yet STERN, and upright and moral in a way that not even modern Steve can be.

You understand me and my needs

OKAY BUT HOW DARE YOU WHEN I’M NOT HERE

spaceconfessional:

bluandorange:

stele3:

bluandorange:

here to the end of the line

I keep saying, I want Bucky coming back to little itty bitty pre-serum Steve! And Steve would be so concerned and yet STERN, and upright and moral in a way that not even modern Steve can be.

You understand me and my needs

OKAY BUT HOW DARE YOU WHEN I’M NOT HERE

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BEFORE BATGIRL, WEIRDER THAN WONDER WOMAN: LOST SUPERHEROINES OF THE PRE-CODE ERA

saladinahmed:

As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who’ve been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way.

Even removed from their intriguing, important place in sociocultural history, these stories are compelling bits of pure comics nerdery - eg, the fact that 1941’s Spider Queen was almost certainly the unacknowledged inspiration for Spider-Man. These characters deserve to be better known. Happily, the astonishing www.digitalcomicmuseum.org hosts full-issue scans of scores of public domain pre-Code comics. Which means you can read these comics right now, for free!

Here are a few of my favorite lost superheroines from the 1940s. Click on a character’s name to access an archive of their adventures!

FANTOMAH - Arguably the first woman superhero, and to this day one of the strangest. Fantomah is a near-omniscient (blonde) jungle spirit with incredible magical/psionic powers. She is always threatening her enemies with “a jungle death!” and she turns into a green skull with beautiful hair when she’s angry.

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LADY SATAN - Sometime Nazi-killer, sometime occult detective, Lady Satan roams the land in her stylish automobile, using gun, garrote, and fire magic to take out Reich agents and child-snatching werewolves.

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MOTHER HUBBARD - Looking like a cartoon witch, speaking only in rhyme, Mother Hubbard uses her bizarre occult powers to battle everything from fifth column saboteurs to Disney-esque dwarves that steal kids’ eyeballs.

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THE WOMAN IN RED - A gun-toting jujitsu expert, the Woman in Red is a sort of costumed private detective. She’s the bane of both criminals (especially those who prey on women) and inept male cops. But to the women she saves she’s quite…tender.

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THE SPIDER QUEEN - A chemistry lab assistant becomes a wise-cracking costumed herowho uses wrist-strapped web shooters to swing around the city and tie up bad guys. But this is 1941, and our hero is a woman.

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THE VEILED AVENGER - Although she’s the frilliest-looking of 40s superheroines, the Veiled Avenger might be the hardest. She uses her crop to make criminals shoot each other…and themselves. And in her civilian life as a District Attorney’s secretary, she scolds dumb cops who endanger witnesses.

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Sadly, these heroines all disappeared by the 1950s. As the national project of getting women out of the workplace took hold, bold self-sufficient superheroines became scarce on the ground. Despite some great work by amazing artists over the years, comics still doesn’t have enough of them.

[And now, a plug: I’m working on a longer piece on these heroines, and on some other stuff you might find interesting. You can learn more about all that here.]

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sometimes it’s really hard not to hate this country.

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masterrrchief:

Sort of a follow up to this. Have some good ol’ Robot feels

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

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wizzard890:

Film Crit Hulk responds to Vulture’s trainwreck of an article, ‘Why Captain America Is Only Interesting If He’s a Prick’.

"Is this article gonna hold up Ultimates Cap as the best thing ever?" 

Two seconds of skimming told me I was right and therefore this article can safely be dismissed as complete trash because Ultimates Cap is complete trash and Mark Millar is a trashbag writer.

If you only like Steve Rogers when he’s being written as a one-note asshole by a writer who literally can’t write distinct voices or personalities for his characters, it’s probably because you yourself are an asshole.

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misterhayden:

I’ve just released a phone-friendly e-book of the first fifty Sweatfish comics.

That is every Sweatfish comic from October 2012 to April 2014.

What’s a Sweatfish?

You’re a Sweatfish.

I’m a Sweatfish.

Read this comic.

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